The following tables list the tools used in ONAP development. This is intended for reference. For instructions on installing client tools and preparing to access the server-based tools, see Setting Up Your Development Environment.

Client-Based Tools

These tools are installed on your client development system.

Tool NameURLDescription
Git client

Client for distributed source control system. The download referenced here includes the command-line tool Git Bash.


One of several possible Java development environments. (The IntelliJ Community Edition is open source.) Uses the Java SDK.

Java SDK for Java builds

command-line tool for building Java (and other) programs

Install maven 3.3.3+ as 3.2.x may have issues with an ODL certificate name mismatch

PuTTY SSH terminal; also, a public/private key generator.
Python (optional)

Script engine needed by some components (select add python to your path in the installer)
other tools

Development Guides

See the Development Guides for specific additional tools required by different subsystems. Example tools include: nodejs, node-gyp (which in turn requires Python v.2.7.x and GCC), grunt-cli, and bower.

SourceTree from Atlassian is a git shell for windows/mac

Docker to build dcae-inventory (create the images)
Future only
Postman REST endpoints like the following examples in Verifying your ONAP Deployment#Postman/CurlRESTcalls

Server-Based Tools and Repositories

These tools and repositories are server-based. Some are accessed via a browser with no setup, other than obtaining a login and password. Others may require you to set environment variables, create private encryption keys, or make settings within client tools.

Tool NameURLDescription
Confluencehttps://wiki.onap.orgONAP Development Wiki, which you are looking at now. Used to provide project documentation, guidelines, and other information.
InsightsLFX InsightsA metrics dashboard reporting on multiple aspects of community development and engagement. 
Gerrit server

Gerrit code review server, hosting the Git repositories as well as controlling access, push, and review of new code. It also hosts the Jenkins job configuration in a Git repository that follows the same workflow.

Identity portal portal : controls user account and group management.
Jenkins Master

ONAP Jenkins Master host, this host will only serve as a 'Display' as most of the jobs will be executed by 'minions' (slave hosts which are defined by using the Jenkins configuration repository in Gerrit).

JIRA JIRA instance, used to track issues, releases, stories...
Nexus 2 Nexus 2 repository, this repo will hold Maven2 artifacts produced by builds (both Release and Snapshot, also Javadoc-mavensite), Access is automatically provided to builds by the maven settings on the Jenkins Master, see Jenkins job for more details. User should be able to access and browse artifacts through this URL.
Nexus 3

ONAP Nexus 3 repository, this repo will hold Docker containers produced by ONAP builds. Access is automatically provided to builds by the maven settings on the Jenkins Master, see Jenkins job for more details. User should be able to access and browse artifacts through this URL.

There are three hosted repositories:

  • release repository:

  • snapshot repository:
  • staging repository:

The release repository contains the docker images at specific release cuts. The snapshot repository contains daily docker image builds. The staging repository contains docker images before a release cut. When approved, docker images in the staging repository are moved to the release repository.

There is an additional repository,, which is a proxy to the hosted repositories. By logging into the proxy repository, it is possible to access all the docker images contained in release, snapshot and staging repository. Also, from the proxy repository it is possible to access public docker images that are used in ONAP, such as MariaDB, HBASE, Cassandra, etc.

Access to hosted and proxy repositories is regulated by username and password:

  • username: docker
  • password: docker

These credentials provide read-only access to repositories. This is the only account that will work for community members to be able to access docker images.

How to download a docker image

  • log into the docker hub (we suggest to use the proxy repository): docker login -u docker -p docker
  • pull the docker image that you like (in this example we pull MSO): docker pull
Sonar Sonar server, will hold Sonar metrics computed by component builds
Read the Docs ONAP documentation.
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  1. May I suggest adding Eclipse as a client tool, alternate for IntelliJ?  Download the latest version (Oxygen) from

  2. I suggest to add the MiniZinc IDE that can be downloaded from

  3. for front-end web application related code I suggest editor like Visual studio code or Sublime should be used and can be added in tools list