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

Options Inherited from Parent Commands

DEPRECATED: The API version to use when talking to the server

Username to impersonate for the operation.

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.

Maximum number of seconds between log flushes

Require server version to match client version

-n, --namespace=""
If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request.

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


# 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


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