​Plugin ​Developer ​Guide

We provide a plugin template in order to quickly start the development of a new plugins. This template will create a project that will host a group of plugins, as we usually create multiple plugins for a technology/use case.


Kestra plugins development requirements are:

  • Java 17 or later.
  • IntelliJ IDEA (or any other Java IDE, we provide only help for IntelliJ IDEA).
  • Gradle (included most of the time with the IDE).

Create a new plugins

Here are the steps:

  1. Go on the plugin-template repository.
  2. Click on Use this template.
  3. Choose the github account your want to link and the repository name for the new plugin.
  4. Clone the new repository: git clone git@github.com:{{user}}/{{name}}.git.
  5. Open the cloned directory in IntelliJ IDEA.
  6. Enable annotations processors.
  7. If you are using an IntelliJ IDEA < 2020.03, install the lombok plugins (if not, it's included by default).

Done! You are ready to create a new plugin, here is the directory structure you will have: Structure

As you can see, there is one generated plugin: the Example class representing the Example plugin (a task). A project typically hosts multiple plugins. We call a project a group of plugins, and you can have multiple sub-groups inside a project by splitting plugins into different packages. Each package that has a plugin class is a sub-group of plugins.

Develop a new plugins

In order to customize your plugin to your need, you can follow these guides: