Proposal: Certified Pipelines

Before we build a feature into our Enterprise distribution of Spinnaker, we ask current & prospective customers how valuable it would be for them. You can find all of our Proposed Features here.

At the recent Spinnaker Summit, we heard from a number of customers interested in Certified Pipelines. We've created a 2.5 minute video to describe this proposed feature, along with a description and some screenshots of the whiteboard below. If you're interested in Certified Pipelines for Spinnaker, let us know below (or email

Armory's goal is to accelerate enterprise deployment velocity. Certified Pipelines achieve this by eliminating time-consuming "change review" process that takes place at many companies each time application teams deploy changes to applications -- especially when there are compliance requirements involved.

'Certified Pipelines' Features:

  • A special type of deployment pipeline in Spinnaker that complies with pre-defined policies, set by an administrator.
  • These pipelines would be certified as "CD Approved," meaning deployments to applications using these certified pipelines do not need to be reviewed by a company's Change Control Review Board. This drastically speeds up application teams' ability to deploy changes to their applications.
  • Administrators can pre-define policies in an administrative view.
  • If an application developer modifies the pipeline, it falls out of certification, and deployments can be blocked for CCRB review.
  • Modified pipelines can also kick off a notice to the administrator, who can then re-certify the pipeline as "CD Approved" after a manual review.

Whiteboard Screenshots

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