Project Creation (BETA)


Self serve project creation: To reduce administrator time spent on project creation automation is in place. Submitting and merging an INFO.yaml file for a new Gerrit repository now creates the project and its related resources.

Quick Start

To drive Self-serve Project creation submit an INFO.yaml for approval in the correct location in the Linux Foundation’s info-master repository.

Determine the correct location via path in the info master repository.

At the top level the info-master repo is a collection of directories, each for a Gerrit site.

Inside these are the top level projects, and then their child projects and so on.

The following example is for a Gerrit named and a project named example-parent/example-child

An example of a parent and child: Where ccsdk is the parent and dashboard is the child.

Correct clone options for your LFID will be available here: .. _info-master:

Example of cloning the info-master repo and creating a new repo “example-parent/example-child” on

git clone ssh://
cd info-master/
mkdir example-child/ && cd example-child

We are now in an empty directory whose name matches the repository we are creating. We must create an INFO.yaml file in this directory and submit it for review. We have created an optional helper to expediate this step, it makes creating and INFO.yaml file quicker and less error prone.

lftools infofile create-info-file example-parent/example-child --empty --tsc_approval "" > INFO.yaml

We must now pause and fill out the empty sections on the INFO.yaml

vim INFO.yaml #(add committers and lead)
tox #(check that you have entered valid yaml)
git add INFO.yaml
git commit -sv
git review


An LF staff will be automatically added to review your change. If the –tsc_approval link checks out and the verify job passes your project creation will happen on the merge of your patch set.