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Integration release

Each Agent integration has its own release cycle. Many integrations are actively developed and released often while some are rarely touched (usually indicating feature-completeness).


All releases adhere to Semantic Versioning.

Tags in the form <INTEGRATION_NAME>-<VERSION> are added to the Git repository. Therefore, it's possible to checkout and build the code for a certain version of a specific check.


Configure your GitHub auth.

Identify changes


If you already know which integration you'd like to release, skip this section.

To see all checks that need to be released, run ddev release show ready.


  1. Checkout and pull the most recent version of the master branch.

    git checkout master
    git pull


    Not using the latest version of master may cause errors in the build pipeline.

  2. Review which PRs were merged in between the latest release and the master branch.

    ddev release show changes <INTEGRATION>

    You should ensure that PR titles and changelog labels are correct.

  3. Create a release branch from master (suggested naming format is <USERNAME>/release-<INTEGRATION_NAME>). This has the purpose of opening a PR so others can review the changelog.


    It is critical the branch name is not in the form <USERNAME>/<INTEGRATION_NAME>-<NEW_VERSION> because one of our Gitlab jobs is triggered whenever a Git reference matches that pattern, see !3843 & !3980.

  4. Make the release.

    ddev release make <INTEGRATION>

    You may need to touch your Yubikey multiple times.

    This will automatically:

    • update the version in <INTEGRATION>/datadog_checks/<INTEGRATION>/
    • update the changelog
    • update the requirements-agent-release.txt file
    • update in-toto metadata
    • commit the above changes
  5. Push your branch to GitHub and create a pull request.

    1. Update the title of the PR to something like [Release] Bumped <INTEGRATION> version to <VERSION>.
    2. Ask for a review in Slack.
  6. Merge the pull request after approval.


If you released datadog_checks_base or datadog_checks_dev then these must be uploaded to PyPI for use by integrations-extras.

This is automatically handled by two GitHub Action jobs: release-base.yml and release-dev.yml.

In case you need to do it manually:

ddev release upload datadog_checks_[base|dev]


You need to run certain jobs if any changes modified integration metadata. See the Declarative Integration Pipeline wiki.

Bulk releases

To create a release for every integration that has changed, use all as the integration name in the ddev release make step above.

ddev release make all

You may also pass a comma-separated list of checks to skip using the --exclude option, e.g.:

ddev release make all --exclude datadog_checks_dev


There is a known GitHub limitation where if an issue has too many labels (100), its state cannot be modified. If you cannot merge the pull request:

  1. Run the remove-labels command
  2. After merging, manually add back the changelog/no-changelog label


Creating pre-releases is the same workflow except you do not open a pull request but rather release directly from a branch.

In the ddev release make step set --version to [major|minor|patch],[rc|alpha|beta].

For example, if the current version of an integration is 1.1.3, the following command will bump it to 1.2.0-rc.1:

ddev release make <INTEGRATION> --version minor,rc

After pushing the release commits to GitHub, run:

ddev release tag <INTEGRATION>

This manually triggers the build pipeline.

To increment the version, omit the first part, e.g.:

ddev release make <INTEGRATION> --version rc

New integrations

To bump a new integration to 1.0.0 if it is not already there, run:

ddev release make <INTEGRATION> --new

To ensure this for all integrations, run:

ddev release make all --new

If a release was created, run:

ddev agent requirements


  • If you encounter errors when signing with your Yubikey, ensure you ran gpg --import <YOUR_KEY_ID>
  • If the build pipeline failed, it is likely that you modified a file in the pull request without re-signing. To resolve this, you'll need to bootstrap metadata for every integration:

    1. Checkout and pull the most recent version of the master branch.

      git checkout master
      git pull
    2. Sign everything.

      ddev release make all --sign-only

      You may need to touch your Yubikey multiple times.

    3. Push your branch to GitHub.

    4. Manually trigger a build.

      git tag <USERNAME>bootstrap-1.0.0 -m <USERNAME>bootstrap-1.0.0

      The tag name is irrelevant, it just needs to look like an integration release. Gitlab doesn't sync deleted tags, so any subsequent manual trigger tags will need to increment the version number.

    5. Delete the branch and tag, locally and on GitHub.


For whom it may concern, the following is a list of GPG public key fingerprints known to correspond to developers who, at the time of writing (28-02-2020), can trigger a build by signing in-toto metadata.

Christine Chen
  • 57CE 2495 EA48 D456 B9C4 BA4F 66E8 2239 9141 D9D3
  • 36C0 82E7 38C7 B4A1 E169 11C0 D633 59C4 875A 1A9A
Dave Coleman
  • 8278 C406 C1BB F1F2 DFBB 5AD6 0AE7 E246 4F8F D375
  • 98A5 37CD CCA2 8DFF B35B 0551 5D50 0742 90F6 422F
Mike Garabedian
  • F90C 0097 67F2 4B27 9DC2 C83D A227 6601 6CB4 CF1D
  • 2669 6E67 28D2 0CB0 C1E0 D2BE 6643 5756 8398 9306
Thomas Hervé
  • 59DB 2532 75A5 BD4E 55C7 C5AA 0678 55A2 8E90 3B3B
  • E2BD 994F 95C0 BC0B B923 1D21 F752 1EC8 F485 90D0
Ofek Lev
  • C295 CF63 B355 DFEB 3316 02F7 F426 A944 35BE 6F99
  • D009 8861 8057 D2F4 D855 5A62 B472 442C B7D3 AF42
Florimond Manca
  • B023 B02A 0331 9CD8 D19A 4328 83ED 89A4 5548 48FC
  • 0992 11D9 AA67 D21E 7098 7B59 7C7D CB06 C9F2 0C13
Julia Simon
  • 4A54 09A2 3361 109C 047C C76A DC8A 42C2 8B95 0123
  • 129A 26CF A726 3C85 98A6 94B0 8659 1366 CBA1 BF3C
Florian Veaux
  • 3109 1C85 5D78 7789 93E5 0348 9BFE 5299 D02F 83E9
  • 7A73 0C5E 48B0 6986 1045 CF8B 8B2D 16D6 5DE4 C95E
Alexandre Yang
  • FBC6 3AE0 9D0C A9B4 584C 9D7F 4291 A11A 36EA 52CD
  • F8D9 181D 9309 F8A4 957D 636A 27F8 F48B 18AE 91AA

Last update: March 18, 2021