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ssh deploy

NodeJS action for FAST deployment with rsync/ssh

Installation

Copy and paste the following snippet into your .yml file.

- name: ssh deploy
  uses: easingthemes/ssh-deploy@v2.2.11
Learn more about this action in easingthemes/ssh-deploy
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ssh deployments

Deploy code with rsync over ssh, using NodeJS.

NodeJS version is more than a minute faster than simple Docker version.

This GitHub Action deploys specific directory from GITHUB_WORKSPACE to a folder on a server via rsync over ssh, using NodeJS.

This action would usually follow a build/test action which leaves deployable code in GITHUB_WORKSPACE, eg dist;

Configuration

Pass configuration with env vars

1. SSH_PRIVATE_KEY [required]

Private key part of an SSH key pair. The public key part should be added to the authorized_keys file on the server that receives the deployment.

More info for SSH keys: https://www.ssh.com/ssh/public-key-authentication

The keys should be generated using the PEM format. You can use this command

ssh-keygen -m PEM -t rsa -b 4096
2. REMOTE_HOST [required]

eg: mydomain.com

3. REMOTE_USER [required]

eg: myusername

4. REMOTE_PORT (optional, default '22')

eg: '59184'

5. ARGS (optional, default '-rltgoDzvO')

For any initial/required rsync flags, eg: -avzr --delete

6. SOURCE (optional, default '')

The source directory, path relative to $GITHUB_WORKSPACE root, eg: dist/

7. TARGET (optional, default '/home/REMOTE_USER/')

The target directory

8. EXCLUDE (optional, default '')

path to exclude separated by ,, ie: /dist/, /node_modules/

Usage

Use the latest version from Marketplace,eg: ssh-deploy@v2 or use the latest version from a branch, eg: ssh-deploy@main

  - name: Deploy to Staging server
    uses: easingthemes/ssh-deploy@main
    env:
      SSH_PRIVATE_KEY: ${{ secrets.SERVER_SSH_KEY }}
      ARGS: "-rltgoDzvO"
      SOURCE: "dist/"
      REMOTE_HOST: ${{ secrets.REMOTE_HOST }}
      REMOTE_USER: ${{ secrets.REMOTE_USER }}
      TARGET: ${{ secrets.REMOTE_TARGET }}
      EXCLUDE: "/dist/, /node_modules/"

Example usage in workflow

name: Node CI

on: [push]

jobs:
  build:

    runs-on: ubuntu-latest

    steps:
    - uses: actions/checkout@v1
    - name: Install Node.js
      uses: actions/setup-node@v1
      with:
        node-version: '10.x'
    - name: Install npm dependencies
      run: npm install
    - name: Run build task
      run: npm run build --if-present
    - name: Deploy to Server
      uses: easingthemes/ssh-deploy@main
      env:
          SSH_PRIVATE_KEY: ${{ secrets.SERVER_SSH_KEY }}
          ARGS: "-rltgoDzvO --delete"
          SOURCE: "dist/"
          REMOTE_HOST: ${{ secrets.REMOTE_HOST }}
          REMOTE_USER: ${{ secrets.REMOTE_USER }}
          TARGET: ${{ secrets.REMOTE_TARGET }}
          EXCLUDE: "/dist/, /node_modules/"

Disclaimer

Check your keys. Check your deployment paths. And use at your own risk.