Applications functionality has been deprecated and service will be terminated on March 7th, 2017. Please see the alternatives for more information. To learn about migrating this functionality to Packer, contact us.

Alternatives to Applications in Atlas

The Applications in Atlas will be deprecated on March 7th, 2017. The functionality was not widely used, and there are strong alternatives available. As a user of Applications, you must take action to replace its functionality with an alternative.

  • Run Packer in a Continuous Integration (CI) tool such as CircleCI or TravisCI to both compile and build your application. The resulting artifact can still be uploaded to Atlas with a post-processor.
  • Call packer push at the end of a CI run to send the files and build template to Atlas, which runs Packer like normal.

Both options just move the entire application compile and build process into one Packer build instead of splitting between compile and build stages. If you have any questions or would like to review alternative implementations with a HashiCorp engineer, please reach out at