How to publish your charm on Charmhub

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You’ve built your charm. You’ve also prepared a nice README file for your charm. You are now ready to share it with the world! This document shows you how you can publish it to the official charm repository, Charmhub.

Just like initialising and building your charm, publishing your charm can also be easily done using Charmcraft.

First, log in to Charmhub using Charmcraft:

$ charmcraft login
Opening an authorization web page in your browser; if it does not open, please open this URL: https://api.staging.jujucharms.com/identity/login?did=<id>
Login successful.

Your charmcraft session will expire automatically, but you’ll be prompted to re-authenticate automatically next time you try to access a feature that requires interaction with Charmhub.

Thn, register your charm’s name to your account:

$ charmcraft register my-awesome-charm
Congrats! You are now the publisher of 'my-awesome-charm'

You only need to register the name if you haven’t already registered it before. You can check which names you have already registered by running charmcraft names.

Now, upload your charm:

charmcraft upload my-awesome-charm.charm
Revision 1 of my-awesome-charm created

Every time a new binary is uploaded for a charm, a new revision is created on Charmhub. We can verify its current status easily by running charmcraft revisions <charm-name>.

Finally, release your charm into a channel so it can become available for downloading:

$ charmcraft release my-awesome-charm --revision=1 --channel=beta
Revision 1 of charm 'my-awesome-charm' released to beta

Charmhub uses information from the stable channel to populate the information on a charm’s homepage by default.

Just in case, also check your charm’s status:

$ charmcraft status my-awesome-charm
Track    Channel    Version    Revision
latest   stable     -          -
         candidate  -          -
         beta       0.1        1
         edge       ↑          ↑

If your charm is designed to work on Kubernetes, or otherwise requires the use of Charm Resources, there are additional steps required to upload the resources and attach them to a release. Read more in the Publishing Resources section.


Last updated 6 days ago.