oc-import-app.json man page

oc import app.json — Import an app.json definition into OpenShift (experimental)


oc import app.json [Options]


Import app.json files as OpenShift objects

app.json defines the pattern of a simple, stateless web application that can be horizontally scaled. This command will transform a provided app.json object into its OpenShift equivalent. During transformation fields in the app.json syntax that are not relevant when running on top of a containerized platform will be ignored and a warning printed.

The command will create objects unless you pass the -o yaml or --as-template flags to generate a configuration file for later use.

Experimental: This command is under active development and may change without notice.



If set, generate a template with the provided name


If true, show the result of the operation without performing it.

-f, --filename=[]

Filename, directory, or URL to app.json file to use


The name of the generator strategy to use - specify this value to for backwards compatibility.


An optional image to use as your base Docker build (must have ONBUILD directives)

-o, --output=""

Output results as yaml or json instead of executing, or use name for succint output (resource/name).


The preferred API versions of the output objects

-a, --show-all=true

When printing, show all resources (false means hide terminated pods.)


When printing, show all labels as the last column (default hide labels column)


If non-empty, sort list types using this field specification.  The field specification is expressed as a JSONPath expression (e.g. '{.metadata.name}'). The field in the API resource specified by this JSONPath expression must be an integer or a string.


Template string or path to template file to use when -o=go-template, -o=go-template-file. The template format is golang templates [ ⟨http://golang.org/pkg/text/template/#pkg-overview⟩].

Options Inherited from Parent Commands


Username to impersonate for the operation


Group to impersonate for the operation, this flag can be repeated to specify multiple groups.


Path to the file container Azure container registry configuration information.


Default HTTP cache directory


Path to a cert file for the certificate authority


Path to a client certificate file for TLS


Path to a client key file for TLS


The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use


Path to the config file to use for CLI requests.


The name of the kubeconfig context to use


The Google Cloud Platform Service Account JSON Key to use for authentication.


If true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure


Require server version to match client version

-n, --namespace=""

If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request


The length of time to wait before giving up on a single server request. Non-zero values should contain a corresponding time unit (e.g. 1s, 2m, 3h). A value of zero means don't timeout requests.


The address and port of the Kubernetes API server


Bearer token for authentication to the API server


The name of the kubeconfig user to use


Print version information and quit


  # Import a directory containing an app.json file
  $ oc import app.json -f .
  # Turn an app.json file into a template
  $ oc import app.json -f ./app.json -o yaml --as-template

See Also



June 2016, Ported from the Kubernetes man-doc generator

Referenced By


Openshift CLI User Manuals June 2016