Deploying to Clever Cloud Permalink to "Deploying to Clever Cloud"

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Before you start Permalink to "Before you start"

You must install the Clever cloud CLI.

You must also create a Clever Cloud account and log in with the CLI by running the following command clever login

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Create your Clever Cloud application Permalink to "Create your Clever Cloud application"

  1. If you are using maven clever create --type maven [your application name] or using gradle clever create --type gradle [your application name]

  2. Add a database addon to your application clever addon create [addon provider] [your addon name] --link [your application name]

    List supported addon providers clever addon providers

     cellar-addon      Cellar S3 storage       S3-like online file storage web service
     config-provider   Configuration provider  Expose configuration to your applications  (via environment variables)
     es-addon          Elastic Stack           Elasticsearch with Kibana and APM server as options
     fs-bucket         FS Buckets              Persistent file system for your application
     mongodb-addon     MongoDB                 A noSQL document-oriented database
     mysql-addon       MySQL                   An open source relational database management system
     postgresql-addon  PostgreSQL              A powerful, open source object-relational database system
     redis-addon       Redis                   Redis by Clever Cloud is an in-memory key-value data store, powered by Clever Cloud

    see supported addons

  3. Setup env var clever env set CC_PRE_RUN_HOOK "cp ./clevercloud/application-clevercloud.yml ./application-prod.yml"

  4. Enable dedicated build clever scale --build-flavor M

    see dedicated build

Configure your JHipster application Permalink to "Configure your JHipster application"

  1. Add a clevercloud/ folder in your project.

  2. create clevercloud/application-clevercloud.yml for using predefined clever cloud addon env var

    For PostgreSQL

             type: com.zaxxer.hikari.HikariDataSource        
             url: jdbc:postgresql://${POSTGRESQL_ADDON_HOST}:${POSTGRESQL_ADDON_PORT}/${POSTGRESQL_ADDON_DB}?useUnicode=true&characterEncoding=utf8&useSSL=false
             username: ${POSTGRESQL_ADDON_USER}
             password: ${POSTGRESQL_ADDON_PASSWORD}
                 maximumPoolSize: 2

    For MySQL

             type: com.zaxxer.hikari.HikariDataSource        
             url: jdbc:mysql://${MYSQL_ADDON_HOST}:${MYSQL_ADDON_PORT}/${MYSQL_ADDON_DB}?useUnicode=true&characterEncoding=utf8&useSSL=false
             username: ${MYSQL_ADDON_USER}
             password: ${MYSQL_ADDON_PASSWORD}
                 maximumPoolSize: 2

    For MongoDB

           uri: ${MONGODB_ADDON_URI}
           database: ${MONGODB_ADDON_DB}
  3. add a json file that contain the goal field to indicate how to start your application

    For maven create clevercloud/maven.json file and using your pom.xml artifactId

         "build": {
             "type": "maven",
             "goal": "-Pprod package -DskipTests"
         "deploy": {
         "jarName": "./target/[REPLACE BY ARTIFACTID]-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar"

    For gradle create clevercloud/gradle.json file and using

         "build": {
             "type": "gradle",
             "goal": "-Pprod bootJar -x test"
         "deploy": {
             "jarName": "./build/libs/[REPLACE BY]-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar"

Deploy your application Permalink to "Deploy your application"

Using CLI Permalink to "Using CLI"

You must commit before deploy

git commit -m "Clever deploy"

then run :

clever deploy

Using gitlab CI Permalink to "Using gitlab CI"

define $CLEVER_TOKEN and CLEVER_SECRET to gitlab CI/CD environment variables

add this stage to your .gitlab-ci.yml

  stage: deploy
    APP_NAME: [clever cloud app name]
    APP_ID: [clever cloud app id]
    - wget
    - tar xvzf clever-tools-latest_linux.tar.gz
    - ./clever-tools-latest_linux/clever login --token $CLEVER_TOKEN --secret $CLEVER_SECRET
    - ./clever-tools-latest_linux/clever link ${APP_ID}
    - ./clever-tools-latest_linux/clever deploy -a ${APP_NAME}
    name: [env name]
    url: https://${APP_NAME}

Using Github Action Permalink to "Using Github Action"

define CLEVER_TOKEN and CLEVER_SECRET to Github secret (Settings > Secret)

add this step to your .github-action.yml

- uses: actions/checkout@v2
- name: Deploy on cc
    APP_NAME:[clever cloud app name]
    APP_ID: [clever cloud app id]
  run: |
    git fetch --prune --unshallow
    tar xvzf clever-tools-latest_linux.tar.gz
    ./clever-tools-latest_linux/clever login --token $ --secret $
    ./clever-tools-latest_linux/clever link $
    ./clever-tools-latest_linux/clever deploy -f -a $

Changing the Java version Permalink to "Changing the Java version"

You can select the Java version (Java 11 by default)

clever env set CC_JAVA_VERSION 12

More information Permalink to "More information"