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Sample Ansible Playbook to provision a DigitalOcean droplet

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This is a sample playbook that illustrates how to create and provision a DigitalOcean droplet with Ansible; you can spin up and provision a droplet using the command line via this playbook.

Playbook Demo Image

This playbook does the following:

  • Spins up a DigitalOcean droplet
  • Adds the droplet's IP address to the ansible inventory file
  • Setup the swap file
  • Installs and setup fail2ban
  • Setup Uncomplicated firewall
  • Setup the timezone
  • Adds a new user account with sudo access
  • Adds a public ssh key for the new user account
  • Disables password authentication to the droplet
  • Deny root login to the droplet
  • Installs the UnattendedUpgrades package for automatic security updates
  • (Optional) Installs the LEMP stack
  • (Optional) Installs Docker

Prerequisites

Ansible >= 2.4.0.0

Usage

  1. Clone this repo:
git clone https://github.com/jasonheecs/ansible-digitalocean-sample-playbooks.git
cd ansible-digitalocean-sample-playbooks
  1. Rename the group_vars/all/secret.yml.example file to group_vars/all/secret.yml and change the secret variables to your appropriate values.

  2. Modify the values in group_vars/all/main.yml with your desired values.

  3. Run the following:

ansible-galaxy install -r requirements.yml
ansible-playbook -i hosts main.yml

Testing

Testing is done via Kitchen CI and Kitchen Ansible. Testing of the droplet setup is done via Kitchen Vagrant:

gem install bundler
bundle install
bundle exec kitchen test

Testing of the LEMP stack and Docker installation / setup is done via Kitchen Docker:

gem install bundler
bundle install
KITCHEN_YAML=".kitchen.travis.yml" bundle exec kitchen test

Refer to the travis.yml file and Travis build logs for details on the test build process and expected outputs.

License

MIT

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