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Recipes are what we call the configuration file used to deploy apps with our abra CLI tool. A longer explanation is in the glossary. Our Catalogue is a web interface for exploring the currently available configurations, therefore which apps can be deployed.


Our catalogue is located at and regularly updated 🍳

Browse Our Recipes

The catalogue is a helpful place to easily understand the status of app recipes and the link to the source-code of the recipe. To understand the various scores on recipes, read further.

Status, Features, Score

Each recipe has a "metadata" section, to help communicate the overall status of the recipe, and which features are supported. Here's an example, from the Wordpress recipe:

<!-- metadata -->

* **Category**: Apps
* **Status**: 3, stable
* **Image**: [`wordpress`](, 4, upstream
* **Healthcheck**: Yes
* **Backups**: Yes
* **Email**: 3
* **Tests**: 2
* **SSO**: No

<!-- endmetadata -->

Currently, recipe maintainers need to update the scores in this section manually. The specific meanings of the scores are:

Status (overall score)

Score Description
5 Everything in 4 + Single-Sign-On
4 Upstream image, backups, email, healthcheck, integration testing
3 Upstream image, missing 1-2 items from 4
2 Missing 3-4 items from 4 or no upstream image
1 Alpha


Score Description
4 Official upstream image
3 Semi-official / actively-maintained image
2 3rd-party image
1 Our own custom image


Score Description
3 Automatic (using environment variables)
2 Mostly automatic
1 Manual
0 None
N/A App doesn't send email

CI (Continuous Integration)

Score Description
3 As 2, plus healthcheck
2 Auto secrets + networks
1 Basic deployment using stack-ssh-deploy, manual secrets + networks
0 None


Score Description
3 Automatic (using environment variables)
2 Mostly automatic
1 Manual
0 None
N/A App doesn't support SSO

Requesting Recipes

If you'd like to see a new recipe packaged there are two options for you. First is to contribte one as a Maintainer The second option is to make a request on the recipes-wishlist repository issue tracker.

If no one is around to help, you can always take a run at it yourself, go to the Maintainers section to help you on your way.

  • Contribute Recipes

    Do you not see the recipe for the app you use or make? We especially love recipe maintainers ❤

    Create a Recipe

  • Request A Recipe

    Don't feel up to the task? Open an issue in the recipes-wishlist repository

    Request Recipe

We've seen nice things happen when the requesters are also willing to take an active role in testing the new recipe. Teaming up with whoever volunteers to help do the packaging is best.