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@actions/attest

Functions for generating signed attestations for workflow artifacts.

Attestations bind some subject (a named artifact along with its digest) to a predicate (some assertion about that subject) using the in-toto statement format. A signature is generated for the attestation using a Sigstore-issued signing certificate.

Once the attestation has been created and signed, it will be uploaded to the GH attestations API and associated with the repository from which the workflow was initiated.

See Using artifact attestations to establish provenance for builds for more information on artifact attestations.

Usage

attest

The attest function takes the supplied subject/predicate pair and generates a signed attestation.

const { attest } = require('@actions/attest');
const core = require('@actions/core');

async function run() {
    // In order to persist attestations to the repo, this should be a token with
    // repository write permissions.
    const ghToken = core.getInput('gh-token');

    const attestation = await attest({
        subjectName: 'my-artifact-name',
        subjectDigest: { 'sha256': '36ab4667...'},
        predicateType: 'https://in-toto.io/attestation/release',
        predicate: { . . . },
        token: ghToken
    });

    console.log(attestation);
}

run();

The attest function supports the following options:

export type AttestOptions = {
  // The name of the subject to be attested.
  subjectName: string
  // The digest of the subject to be attested. Should be a map of digest
  // algorithms to their hex-encoded values.
  subjectDigest: Record<string, string>
  // URI identifying the content type of the predicate being attested.
  predicateType: string
  // Predicate to be attested.
  predicate: object
  // GitHub token for writing attestations.
  token: string
  // Sigstore instance to use for signing. Must be one of "public-good" or
  // "github".
  sigstore?: 'public-good' | 'github'
  // Whether to skip writing the attestation to the GH attestations API.
  skipWrite?: boolean
}

attestProvenance

The attestProvenance function accepts the name and digest of some artifact and generates a build provenance attestation over those values.

The attestation is formed by first generating a SLSA provenance predicate populated with metadata pulled from the GitHub Actions run.

const { attestProvenance } = require('@actions/attest');
const core = require('@actions/core');

async function run() {
    // In order to persist attestations to the repo, this should be a token with
    // repository write permissions.
    const ghToken = core.getInput('gh-token');

    const attestation = await attestProvenance({
        subjectName: 'my-artifact-name',
        subjectDigest: { 'sha256': '36ab4667...'},
        token: ghToken
    });

    console.log(attestation);
}

run();

The attestProvenance function supports the following options:

export type AttestProvenanceOptions = {
  // The name of the subject to be attested.
  subjectName: string
  // The digest of the subject to be attested. Should be a map of digest
  // algorithms to their hex-encoded values.
  subjectDigest: Record<string, string>
  // GitHub token for writing attestations.
  token: string
  // Sigstore instance to use for signing. Must be one of "public-good" or
  // "github".
  sigstore?: 'public-good' | 'github'
  // Whether to skip writing the attestation to the GH attestations API.
  skipWrite?: boolean
  // Issuer URL responsible for minting the OIDC token from which the
  // provenance data is read. Defaults to
  // 'https://token.actions.githubusercontent.com".
  issuer?: string
}

Attestation

The Attestation returned by attest/attestProvenance has the following fields:

export type Attestation = {
  /*
   * JSON-serialized Sigstore bundle containing the provenance attestation,
   * signature, signing certificate and witnessed timestamp.
   */
  bundle: SerializedBundle
  /*
   * PEM-encoded signing certificate used to sign the attestation.
   */
  certificate: string
  /*
   * ID of Rekor transparency log entry created for the attestation (if
   * applicable).
   */
  tlogID?: string
  /*
   * ID of the persisted attestation (accessible via the GH API).
   */
  attestationID?: string
}

For details about the Sigstore bundle format, see the Bundle protobuf specification.

Sigstore Instance

When generating the signed attestation there are two different Sigstore instances which can be used to issue the signing certificate. By default, workflows initiated from public repositories will use the Sigstore public-good instance and persist the attestation signature to the public Rekor transparency log. Workflows initiated from private/internal repositories will use the GitHub-internal Sigstore instance which uses a signed timestamp issued by GitHub's timestamp authority in place of the public transparency log.

The default Sigstore instance selection can be overridden by passing an explicit value of either "public-good" or "github" for the sigstore option when calling either attest or attestProvenance.

Storage

Attestations created by attest/attestProvenance will be uploaded to the GH attestations API and associated with the appropriate repository. Attestation storage is only supported for public repositories or repositories which belong to a GitHub Enterprise Cloud account.

In order to generate attestations for private, non-Enterprise repositories, the skipWrite option should be set to true.

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Last updated on 12 Jun 2024

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