Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines

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What is Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines?

Red Hat® OpenShift® Pipelines assists developers by allowing them to create advanced continuous integration (CI) workflows for their applications, thereby automating and speeding up the delivery of applications. It builds on the open source Tekton framework to provide a continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) experience through tight integration with OpenShift and Red Hat developer tools.

OpenShift Pipelines is designed to run each step of the CI/CD pipeline in its own container, allowing each step to scale independently to meet the demands of the pipeline.

It allows admins and developers to create pipeline blueprints for applications that are based on your organization’s unique business and security requirements. 

OpenShift Pipelines: Adding CI/CD to your Red Hat OpenShift Deployments. Video duration: 2:26

Why choose Red Hat?

Red Hat® OpenShift® allows organizations to employ CI/CD to automate the build, test, and deployment stages of applications across the hybrid cloud, including on-premises, public cloud, and the edge.

OpenShift Pipelines is available with an OpenShift subscription and:

  • Natively integrates with the OpenShift console allowing developers to configure and execute pipelines directly alongside their applications
  • Applies DevSecOps practices by incorporating security and CI to identify and fix vulnerabilities early in the development process, reducing the risk of bugs and vulnerabilities in production environments
  • Automates application delivery and reduces time to market 
  • Scales your pipelines and applications consistently across the hybrid cloud

Diagram of the OpenShift pipelines flow
OpenShift Pipelines provides a cloud-native continuous integration solution, and OpenShift GitOps enables GitOps workflows for application deployments and configuration of applications and Kubernetes clusters.

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Features and benefits

Built for Kubernetes

Cloud-native pipelines take advantage of Kubernetes execution and operational model and concepts

Runs serverless

Full control of delivery pipelines, plugins and access control with no central CI/CD server to manage

Integrated CI/CD experience

A streamlined user experience for CI/CD, provided by OpenShift Pipelines and OpenShift GitOps

Flexible and powerful

Granular control over pipeline execution details on Kubernetes support your exact requirements

Scale on-demand

Pipelines run and scale on-demand in isolated containers, with repeatable and predictable outcomes


Kubernetes role-based access control (RBAC) and security model ensures security consistently across pipelines and workloads

CI/CD in action

Automated CI/CD with Red Hat OpenShift

Learn how CI/CD pipelines automate the testing of updates and apply security practices.

CI/CD with GitOps and Tekton

Learn about ​​CI/CD deployment strategies that are GitOps friendly using Argo CD and Tekton

Case study

Learn how SBB uses Tekton to build their CI/CD pipelines.

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