Version 3
Apps API

Apps API

Creating a Docker App

POST /v2/apps/



POST /v2/apps


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-bffb125b-1563-4ed1-9b5a-4dd16e565533
stack_guid The guid of the associated stack. Uses the default system stack.
  • guid-44b22d6d-3f46-4b84-bc7e-f7179d2de304
state The current desired state of the app. One of STOPPED or STARTED. STOPPED
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. 'none' is deprecated and an alias to 'process'. port
  • port
  • process
  • 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
enable_ssh Enable SSHing into the app. Supported for Diego only. false if SSH is disabled globally or on the space, true if enabled for both
  • true
  • false
docker_image Name of the Docker image containing the app. The "diego_docker" feature flag must be enabled in order to create Docker image apps.
  • cloudfoundry/diego-docker-app
  • registry.example.com:5000/user/repository/tag
docker_credentials_json Docker credentials for pulling docker image. {}
  • #<RspecApiDocumentation::Views::HtmlExample:0x007fcb736b6138>
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
staging_failed_reason Reason for application staging failures
  • StagingError
  • StagingTimeExpired
staging_failed_description Detailed description for the staging_failed_reason
  • An app was not successfully detected by any available buildpack
ports Ports on which application may listen. Overwrites previously configured ports. Ports must be in range 1024-65535. Supported for Diego only.
  • [5222, 8080]
  • [1056]
  "name": "docker_app",
  "space_guid": "20820ec2-12dc-4690-ac1f-d17eb5357959",
  "docker_image": "cloudfoundry/diego-docker-app",
  "diego": true


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Host: example.org
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded


curl "https://api.[your-domain.com]/v2/apps" -d '{
  "name": "docker_app",
  "space_guid": "20820ec2-12dc-4690-ac1f-d17eb5357959",
  "docker_image": "cloudfoundry/diego-docker-app",
  "diego": true
}' -X POST \
	-H "Authorization: bearer eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoidWFhLWlkLTQzOSIsImVtYWlsIjoiZW1haWwtMzAxQHNvbWVkb21haW4uY29tIiwic2NvcGUiOlsiY2xvdWRfY29udHJvbGxlci5hZG1pbiJdLCJhdWQiOlsiY2xvdWRfY29udHJvbGxlciJdLCJleHAiOjE0NjYwMDg5MDR9.z0fBFq-vMeKTNiBlKtRCZ49OV-V_lTQYYdBvRw_eR1c" \
	-H "Host: example.org" \
	-H "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded" \
	-H "Cookie: "



201 Created


  "metadata": {
    "guid": "ba346f73-a330-42e1-b29c-ecbbc317addc",
    "url": "/v2/apps/ba346f73-a330-42e1-b29c-ecbbc317addc",
    "created_at": "2016-06-08T16:41:44Z",
    "updated_at": null
  "entity": {
    "name": "docker_app",
    "production": false,
    "space_guid": "20820ec2-12dc-4690-ac1f-d17eb5357959",
    "stack_guid": "5603073e-38d3-4309-8bd1-460efa4a8c15",
    "buildpack": null,
    "detected_buildpack": null,
    "detected_buildpack_guid": null,
    "environment_json": {

    "memory": 1024,
    "instances": 1,
    "disk_quota": 1024,
    "state": "STOPPED",
    "version": "dfdf8a09-5e86-47a3-94d9-3e5567c5fb90",
    "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,
    "staging_failed_description": null,
    "diego": true,
    "docker_image": "cloudfoundry/diego-docker-app:latest",
    "package_updated_at": "2016-06-08T16:41:44Z",
    "detected_start_command": "",
    "enable_ssh": true,
    "docker_credentials_json": {
      "redacted_message": "[PRIVATE DATA HIDDEN]"
    "ports": [

    "space_url": "/v2/spaces/20820ec2-12dc-4690-ac1f-d17eb5357959",
    "stack_url": "/v2/stacks/5603073e-38d3-4309-8bd1-460efa4a8c15",
    "routes_url": "/v2/apps/ba346f73-a330-42e1-b29c-ecbbc317addc/routes",
    "events_url": "/v2/apps/ba346f73-a330-42e1-b29c-ecbbc317addc/events",
    "service_bindings_url": "/v2/apps/ba346f73-a330-42e1-b29c-ecbbc317addc/service_bindings",
    "route_mappings_url": "/v2/apps/ba346f73-a330-42e1-b29c-ecbbc317addc/route_mappings"


Content-Type: application/json;charset=utf-8
Location: /v2/apps/ba346f73-a330-42e1-b29c-ecbbc317addc
X-VCAP-Request-ID: db83725b-6077-4c8d-bff6-ed447b363655
Content-Length: 1650
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff

Audit Records Created By The Request

Audit Record: audit.app.create

Attribute Name Value
id 31
guid 6f134370-0450-4088-9040-1763a6dc223c
created_at 2016-06-08 16:41:44 UTC
timestamp 2016-06-08 16:41:44 UTC
type audit.app.create
actor uaa-id-439
actor_type user
actee ba346f73-a330-42e1-b29c-ecbbc317addc
actee_type app
  "request": {
    "name": "docker_app",
    "space_guid": "20820ec2-12dc-4690-ac1f-d17eb5357959",
    "docker_image": "cloudfoundry/diego-docker-app",
    "diego": true,
    "console": false,
    "docker_credentials_json": "PRIVATE DATA HIDDEN",
    "environment_json": "PRIVATE DATA HIDDEN",
    "health_check_type": "port",
    "instances": 1,
    "production": false,
    "state": "STOPPED"
organization_guid 7a52a1d9-dc05-4de1-aa71-c23475131ab3
space_guid 20820ec2-12dc-4690-ac1f-d17eb5357959
actor_name email-301@somedomain.com
actee_name docker_app