Permalink
Fetching contributors…
Cannot retrieve contributors at this time
43 lines (27 sloc) 1.89 KB

Running without Docker Compose

Generally, this is only done in production. For local development, Docker Compose is always recommended.

Creating a database

Balrog's database is controlled through sqlalchemy-migrate. To initialize a new Balrog database, run the following:

docker run --entrypoint python mozilla/balrog /app/scripts/manage-db.py -d DBURI create

Similarly, to upgrade the schema of an existing Balrog database, run the following:

docker run --entrypoint python mozilla/balrog /app/scripts/manage-db.py -d DBURI upgrade

See the "Environment Variables" section below for DBURI format. If your testing out local changes that affect database creation or upgrades, you should replace "mozilla/balrog" with your local image.

Environment Variable

The following environment variables are required by the Balrog WSGI apps:

  • DBURI - The database to use, in the format: driver://user:password@host/database.
  • SECRET_KEY - A pseudorandom string to use when generating CSRF tokens. Only used for the admin app.

These are optional:

  • LOG_LEVEL - Controls the python level the app logs at. Set to INFO by default.
  • LOG_FORMAT - Controls the log format. If unset, mozlog format (json) will be used. Can be overridden with "plain" to log simple plain-text messages. The former is recommended for production, the latter for local development.
  • NOTIFY_TO_ADDR - An address to send an e-mail to if a Rule or Permission changes. Unset by default, and only used for the admin app. If set, the following additional variables are required:
    • SMTP_HOST, SMTP_PORT, SMTP_USERNAME, SMTP_PASSWORD - Information about the SMTP relay to send mail through.
    • NOTIFY_FROM_ADDR - The "from" address to use when sending mail.