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What are Repositories?

Learn what repositories are and how to use them to store your design data in Specify.

Updated over a week ago


An organization design data organized in three repositories called Light, General and Dark.

Repositories are locations — like "folders" — containing your synchronized design data. A repository can contain all design tokens and assets Specify is compatible with.

They're called "repositories" because, like in git-based versioning tools (e.g., GitHub), they act as a central storage location people will push data into or pull data from.

A repository collects design data from Sources and distributes design data to Destinations.

Design data is pushed from sources to the Design API and pulled from the Design API to destinations.

Specify is compatible with 52 design token types. Check them in our documentation ↗︎

Create a repository

You can create a repository by clicking the "Create repository" button on the top-right of the Repositories page.

If you are using Legacy Repositories, check this article to learn about the differences between repositories.

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