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To create a FoundriesFactory, you first need to create an account with us.


This is the beginning of your journey.

Create a Factory

FoundriesFactory is the start of your embedded OS, tailored specifically for your product. When you create a Factory, we immediately bootstrap the CI build process for a vanilla, unmodified Linux microPlatform OS Image, which is from this point onward, owned by you.

When your account is created, it is not associated with any factories.

Create one by clicking Create Factory.


Once a Factory is created, the chosen platform/machine and Factory name cannot be changed. Create a new Factory or contact support if a mistake is made.


Your journey begins empty handed


Upon Factory creation you will be sent an email with instructions to securely download your Offline FoundriesFactory TUF Keys. Read this documentation for information on key rotation.

It is incredibly important that your keys are kept safe and private. Please store these keys securely.

Select Your Platform

Choose a hardware platform from the dropdown menu in the Create New Factory wizard and continue. Click Create Factory once your details are entered.

The Linux microPlatform supports a wide range of platforms out of the box. This includes QEMU images for ARM and RISC-V architectures.


Create Factory


Your chosen platform determines what the initial value for the machines: key will be for your first build. This key and its value can later be changed via factory-config.yml in the Factory Definition

Watch Your Build

Once you have created your Factory, an initial build of the Linux microPlatform (LmP) will be generated for you to build your product on top of. You can monitor the progress of this initial build in the Targets tab of your Factory after a few minutes. Additionally, you will receive an Email once this initial build is complete.

Targets are a reference to a platform image and docker applications. When developers push code, the FoundriesFactory produces a new target. Registered devices update and install targets.

The Targets tab of the Factory will become more useful as you begin to build your application and produce new Targets for the Factory to build.


If you’d like to learn more, we wrote a blog about what Targets are and why we made them the way they are.


FoundriesFactory Targets


Bootstrapping your Factory securely takes some time. Your first build will take 30 minutes or more to complete.

If that is your case, use this time to set up your development environment and get started with docker commands. The documents below do not require any hardware.