Creating a Git repository in Cloudera Data Engineering (Technical Preview)

Git repositories allow teams to collaborate, manage project artifacts, and promote applications from lower to higher environments. Cloudera currently supports Git providers such as GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket. Learn how to use Cloudera Data Engineering (CDE) with version control service.

Repository files can be accessed when you create a Spark or Airflow job. You can then deploy the job and use CDE's centralized monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities to tune and adjust your workloads. CDE automatically clones the project files and folders when a repository is created. Metadata such as file size and hash are also available. These files display as a read-only view in the CDE UI and users cannot delete or modify the files. This ensures a single source of truth and simplifies promotions.
To use a non-public Git repository, you must first create repository credentials using a workload secret for CDE using the CDE CLI as follows:

cde credential create --type basic --username myuser --name my-credential

The command above prompts you for a password where you can either provide your Personal Access Token (PAT) or provide a password for your Git repository account, for example, Github.
  1. In the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) console, click the Data Engineering tile. The Home page displays.
  2. Click Repositories in the left navigation menu.The Repositories page displays.
  3. Click Create Repository. The Create A Repository dialog box displays. Enter the following fields for the repository:
    1. Repository Name - Enter a name for the repository.
    2. URL - Enter the repository URL (https only).
    3. Branch - Enter the name of the git branch.
    4. Select a credential from the Select Credential drop-down list. The credentials can be created using the CDE API.
    5. Select Skip TLS. Select this option if the server uses a self-signed CA certificate that CDE does not trust. This allows CDE to skip the security check and clone the repository.
  4. Click Create.