Resources for Developers

Child application

You may want to create an application that inherit from an existing application. To ease this action, we created an endpoint on our API to create a child application.

When creating a child application, the following elements are cloned:

  • Environment variables
  • Addons
  • Collaborators
  • Notifications settings

This feature can be very interesting to implement your own Review Apps for codes that are not hosted on GitHub.

Deployment of a child app

When you create a child app of an application, it inherits resources from its parent app, but you still need to deploy it.

It can be done thanks to a simple Git push:

# child app name is 'child-app-1'
git remote add child-app-1
git push child-app-1 master

Or you can use our API to directly deploy an archive from GitHub/GitLab/Bitbucket according to your setup.

The API documentation to trigger this deployment can be found here:

Example with GitLab

The following script lets you create and deploy a child app from any GitLab instance:

export AUTH_TOKEN=<scalingo auth token>
export APP=<scalingo app name>
export GITLAB_TOKEN=<gitlab auth token>

./child-app-gitlab.rb my-child-app-1 user/my-private-app development-branch


Deployment started (56b226d9-dcab-42cb-bb70-f3ad13beb5b5) for my-child-app-1, waiting.............
Deployment of app 'my-child-app-1' finished with status 'success'
URL is:

Child apps for <scalingo app name>:
* my-child-app-1 (58d2a7416547b65316b6690e) -

Here is the code of the child-app-gitlab.rb script:

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