ProjectBuilder Deployment

There are mainly three different deployments via docker-compose scripts:

  • development deployment
  • remote deployment
  • deployment on Kubernetes cluster

The following picture depicts the deployed software part and the interaction with build & deployment automation.

Overall picture

Development Deployment (private, with docker-compose)

For development, ProjectBuilder is running natively with java command to enable debugging and fast changes. In the deployment folder are two docker-compose scripts:

  • localenv-docker-compose.yml: combines keycloak and MariaDB
  • mysqllocal-docker-compose.yml: deploys only MariaDB, if it is not needed to run ProjectBuilder with Keycloak (dev-mod)

Server Deployment (public, with docker-compose)

:heavy_exclamation_mark: This deployment is not recommended for high user counts. Downtime is needed for doing updates. Use e.g. Kubernetes deployment to ensure a failsafe and stable environment.

Usage of different scripts

The scripts for server deployment are located under deployment\https. The following software is deployed:

  • certbot + Nginx: provides SSL-certificate-handling in order to do HTTPS
  • keycloak: authentication and authorization. For development, keycloak is using an integrated database. In production, an additional MariaDB is used
  • MariaDB: Database for projectBuilder
  • MariaDB for keycloak

In order to provide different release cycles for the different software products, three compose scripts are used:

  • docker-compose.yml: used during the installation of from in order to integrate certbot SSL-secret-handling into Nginx
  • env-docker-compose.yml: includes Nginx, keycloak, which are only updated when new versions are provided by producers
  • projectbuilder-docker-compose.yml: includes projectBuilder with database and is updated on new projectBuilder release - which should be very often

Installation Steps

Initial Installation

1) Install prerequisites. See documentation for installation of prerequisites for details. 2) checkout ProjectBuilder deployment folder 3) go to https folder 4) set variables in and add it as source: bash source 5) establish certbot on Nginx in order to be able to use letsencrypt: bash bash 6) start env-docker-compose.yml bash docker-compose -f env-docker-compose.yml up -d 7) start projectbuilder-docker-compose.yml bash docker-compose -f projectbuilder-docker-compose.yml up -d 8) reset

Update ProjectBuilder

Via github actions, a new release is built and pushed to docker hub. the docker-compose script downloads the new images and deploys it to the server. Hence, to update ProjectBuilder, put new release to docker-compose script and restart the script.

1) set variables in and add it as source: bash source 2) stop projectbuilder-docker-compose.yml bash docker-compose -f projectbuilder-docker-compose.yml down 3) update projectbuilder-docker-compose.yml 4) restart projectbuilder-docker-compose.yml bash docker-compose -f projectbuilder-docker-compose.yml up -d 5) reset

Deployment on Kubernetes

There are helm charts available for deployment on Kubernetes.

Go to helm/ljprojectbuilder

  • copy values-template4private.yaml to values-private.yaml and add secret values
  • execute e.g.:
    • for local cluster: helm install ljprojectbuilder . -n ljprojectbuilder -f values.yaml -f values-private.yaml
    • for hetzner cluster: helm install ljprojectbuilder . -n ljprojectbuilder -f values.yaml -f values-hetzner.yaml