Trinidad sandbox extension
Trinidad's management console and REST api.
This extension adds a management console to a Trinidad's instance moreover a rest api to access the applications running on top of it.
jruby -S gem install trinidad_sandbox_extension
The extension has to be added within the section “extensions” into the Trinidad's configuration file:
This extension is also a Sinatra web application running on top of Trinidad, so any application configuration parameter is also valid here. For instance, we can modify the context path where is running the console:
extensions: sandbox: context_path: management # by default the context path is sandbox
It also supports basic authentication, we'll have to specify the username and password within our section:
extensions: sandbox: username: manager password: XXXXXXX
We can also use the console in readonly mode, so users can see the applications deployed but they cannot deploy new ones or modify them:
extensions: sandbox: readonly: true
The console as well as the REST api allow to list all the applications managed by that Trinidad's instance and start/stop them. By security reasons the sandbox application is not listed nor can be stopped.
# GIT DEPLOYMENT
The sandbox console also allows to deploy new applications into Trinidad via Git. By default it uses ssh keys to access to the repository with the user `git`.
We can also use git hooks to deploy applications via a POST-Receive callback. In this case we use a token for authentication that must be set in the configuration, then we'll use an url like we show bellow in our hook:
extensions: sandbox: deploy_token: ULTRA_SECRET_TOKEN
POST-Receive url: host/sandbox/deploy?deploy_token=ULTRA_SECRET_TOKEN
If we want to let users to deploy applications in public git repositories we can also disable the ssh authentication with the option `git_ssh`:
extensions: sandbox: git_ssh: false
This can be the starting point to a real management console, we could modify application parameters, show statistics… Any improvement or redesign in the UI is welcome.