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Apps API

Apps API

Creating an App

POST /v2/apps/

Request

Route

POST /v2/apps

Body

Name Description Default Valid Values Example Values
name The name of the app.
  • my_super_app
memory The amount of memory each instance should have. In megabytes.
  • 1024
  • 512
instances The number of instances of the app to run. To ensure optimal availability, ensure there are at least 2 instances.
  • 2
  • 6
  • 10
disk_quota The maximum amount of disk available to an instance of an app. In megabytes.
  • 1204
  • 2048
space_guid The guid of the associated space.
  • guid-46908193-a23a-402d-80ad-6cc3a82cd933
stack_guid The guid of the associated stack. Uses the default system stack.
state The current desired state of the app. One of STOPPED or STARTED. STOPPED
  • STOPPED
  • STARTED
detected_start_command The command detected by the buildpack during staging.
command The command to start an app after it is staged, maximum length: 4096 (e.g. 'rails s -p $PORT' or 'java com.org.Server $PORT').
buildpack Buildpack to build the app. 3 options: a) Blank means autodetection; b) A Git Url pointing to a buildpack; c) Name of an installed buildpack.
  • https://github.com/virtualstaticvoid/heroku-buildpack-r.git
  • an_example_installed_buildpack
health_check_type Type of health check to perform. port
  • port
  • none
health_check_timeout Timeout for health checking of an staged app when starting up
diego Use diego to stage and to run when available false
  • true
  • false
docker_image Name of the Docker image containing the app
  • cloudfoundry/helloworld
  • registry.example.com:5000/user/repository/tag
environment_json Key/value pairs of all the environment variables to run in your app. Does not include any system or service variables.
production Deprecated. true
  • true
  • false
console Open the console port for the app (at $CONSOLE_PORT). false
  • true
  • false
debug Open the debug port for the app (at $DEBUG_PORT). false
  • true
  • false
name The name of the app.
  • my_super_app
memory The amount of memory each instance should have. In megabytes.
  • 1024
  • 512
instances The number of instances of the app to run. To ensure optimal availability, ensure there are at least 2 instances.
  • 2
  • 6
  • 10
disk_quota The maximum amount of disk available to an instance of an app. In megabytes.
  • 1204
  • 2048
space_guid The guid of the associated space.
  • guid-41cfe484-68c9-406d-9669-eb023abab9dd
stack_guid The guid of the associated stack. Uses the default system stack.
state The current desired state of the app. One of STOPPED or STARTED. STOPPED
  • STOPPED
  • STARTED
detected_start_command The command detected by the buildpack during staging.
command The command to start an app after it is staged, maximum length: 4096 (e.g. 'rails s -p $PORT' or 'java com.org.Server $PORT').
buildpack Buildpack to build the app. 3 options: a) Blank means autodetection; b) A Git Url pointing to a buildpack; c) Name of an installed buildpack.
  • https://github.com/virtualstaticvoid/heroku-buildpack-r.git
  • an_example_installed_buildpack
health_check_type Type of health check to perform. port
  • port
  • none
health_check_timeout Timeout for health checking of an staged app when starting up
diego Use diego to stage and to run when available false
  • true
  • false
docker_image Name of the Docker image containing the app
  • cloudfoundry/helloworld
  • registry.example.com:5000/user/repository/tag
environment_json Key/value pairs of all the environment variables to run in your app. Does not include any system or service variables.
production Deprecated. true
  • true
  • false
console Open the console port for the app (at $CONSOLE_PORT). false
  • true
  • false
debug Open the debug port for the app (at $DEBUG_PORT). false
  • true
  • false
{
  "name": "my_super_app",
  "space_guid": "8a764dd4-44c2-4a40-8ede-bf454675bad4"
}

Headers

Authorization: bearer eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoidWFhLWlkLTI3OSIsImVtYWlsIjoiZW1haWwtMjEwQHNvbWVkb21haW4uY29tIiwic2NvcGUiOlsiY2xvdWRfY29udHJvbGxlci5hZG1pbiJdLCJhdWQiOlsiY2xvdWRfY29udHJvbGxlciJdLCJleHAiOjE0MjY2MzM5MTR9._DyCPN63WpROVQJIraZih15q7okfPdafLQN4w7BD32g
Host: example.org
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Cookie: 

cURL

curl "https://api.[your-domain.com]/v2/apps" -d '{
  "name": "my_super_app",
  "space_guid": "8a764dd4-44c2-4a40-8ede-bf454675bad4"
}' -X POST \
	-H "Authorization: bearer eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoidWFhLWlkLTI3OSIsImVtYWlsIjoiZW1haWwtMjEwQHNvbWVkb21haW4uY29tIiwic2NvcGUiOlsiY2xvdWRfY29udHJvbGxlci5hZG1pbiJdLCJhdWQiOlsiY2xvdWRfY29udHJvbGxlciJdLCJleHAiOjE0MjY2MzM5MTR9._DyCPN63WpROVQJIraZih15q7okfPdafLQN4w7BD32g" \
	-H "Host: example.org" \
	-H "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded" \
	-H "Cookie: "

Response

Status

201 Created

Body

{
  "metadata": {
    "guid": "2fbc9d3d-07b6-4b09-8fb3-0ea016683945",
    "url": "/v2/apps/2fbc9d3d-07b6-4b09-8fb3-0ea016683945",
    "created_at": "2015-03-10T23:11:53Z",
    "updated_at": null
  },
  "entity": {
    "name": "my_super_app",
    "production": false,
    "space_guid": "8a764dd4-44c2-4a40-8ede-bf454675bad4",
    "stack_guid": "77d702c5-eb51-4bdd-b8c0-612d0e123d06",
    "buildpack": null,
    "detected_buildpack": null,
    "environment_json": {

    },
    "memory": 1024,
    "instances": 1,
    "disk_quota": 1024,
    "state": "STOPPED",
    "version": "5b7380e6-60f4-4cab-825b-e4b0b4e9af6a",
    "command": null,
    "console": false,
    "debug": null,
    "staging_task_id": null,
    "package_state": "PENDING",
    "health_check_type": "port",
    "health_check_timeout": null,
    "staging_failed_reason": null,
    "diego": false,
    "docker_image": null,
    "package_updated_at": null,
    "detected_start_command": "",
    "space_url": "/v2/spaces/8a764dd4-44c2-4a40-8ede-bf454675bad4",
    "stack_url": "/v2/stacks/77d702c5-eb51-4bdd-b8c0-612d0e123d06",
    "events_url": "/v2/apps/2fbc9d3d-07b6-4b09-8fb3-0ea016683945/events",
    "service_bindings_url": "/v2/apps/2fbc9d3d-07b6-4b09-8fb3-0ea016683945/service_bindings",
    "routes_url": "/v2/apps/2fbc9d3d-07b6-4b09-8fb3-0ea016683945/routes"
  }
}

Headers

Content-Type: application/json;charset=utf-8
Location: /v2/apps/2fbc9d3d-07b6-4b09-8fb3-0ea016683945
X-VCAP-Request-ID: 7abfe8b6-cb0d-43b4-acf6-01ae3abbbec1
Content-Length: 1334
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff

Audit Records Created By The Request

Audit Record: audit.app.create

Attribute Name Value
id 18
guid 1717ed33-8f7d-47e3-aad5-94b8c6236e6d
created_at 2015-03-10 23:11:53 UTC
updated_at
timestamp 2015-03-10 23:11:53 UTC
type audit.app.create
actor uaa-id-279
actor_type user
actee 2fbc9d3d-07b6-4b09-8fb3-0ea016683945
actee_type app
metadata
{
  "request": {
    "name": "my_super_app",
    "space_guid": "8a764dd4-44c2-4a40-8ede-bf454675bad4",
    "console": false,
    "environment_json": "PRIVATE DATA HIDDEN",
    "health_check_type": "port",
    "instances": 1,
    "production": false,
    "state": "STOPPED"
  }
}
space_id 60
organization_guid f483500c-0533-402a-aea4-04904dbbff28
space_guid 8a764dd4-44c2-4a40-8ede-bf454675bad4
actor_name email-210@somedomain.com
actee_name my_super_app