Reference

This section provides an overview of the Cloud Native Buildpack API specification. Most buildpack users won’t need this information unless they are writing a buildpack or a platform that supports buildpacks.

The Cloud Native Buildpack API specification consists of the following parts:

  • Buildpack API - defines the interface between a buildpack and the environment that runs a buildpack.
  • Platform API - defines the interface between the environment that runs a buildpack a platform that supports it.
  • Distribution API - defines the artifact format, delivery mechanism, and order resolution process for buildpacks.