This is documentation for apigentools major version 1, which has significant differences from the 0.X series. Refer to upgrading docs for further details.

One of the core concepts of apigentools is reproducible code generation. In order to allow for debugging the generated client code and tracking how exactly it was generated, apigentools provides two special features:

  • A file called .apigentools-info gets written into the top-level directory of each language client. For example:

        "additional_stamps": [],
        "info_version": "2",
        "spec_versions": {
            "v2": {
                "apigentools_version": "1.0.0",
                "regenerated": "2020-04-05 19:54:29.870015",
                "spec_repo_commit": "70c45c5"
            "v1": {
                "apigentools_version": "1.0.0",
                "regenerated": "2020-04-05 19:54:19.287951",
                "spec_repo_commit": "70c45c5"
    • additional_stamps is a list of strings given through the --additional-stamp argument (empty if none are given)
    • info_version is the format version of this document
    • spec_versions is an object containing more detailed information about code generation run for specific major API versions:
      • apigentools_version is the version of apigentools used to generate code
      • regenerated is the datetime of code generation of code for this major API version
      • spec_repo_commit is a commit of the spec repo (null if it's not a git repository)
  • All the templates rendered with openapi-generator get an additional key in context, apigentoolsStamp, which contains the same set of information as .apigentools-info in a condensed form, for example: Generated with: apigentools version 1.0.0; spec repo commit abcd123;. You can use this in your template patches and/or downstream templates as {{apigentoolsStamp}} tag.

If you need to ensure reproducibility, we recommend pinning versions of all used container images in your config/config.yaml. This will ensure that you can reconstruct your code generation environment from looking at spec_repo_commit.