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Tentd - Protocol v0.3 Build Status

If you're looking to self-host, see tentd-omnibus.

tentd is an alpha implementation of a Tent Protocol server. It currently contains broken code, many bugs, and security flaws. The code should only be used to experiment with how Tent works. Under no circumstances should the code in its current form be used for data that is supposed to be private.


ENV Variables

name required description
TENT_ENTITY Required Entity URI (can be omitted if env['current_user'] is set to an instance of TentD::Model::User prior to TentD::API::UserLookup being called)
DATABASE_URL Required URL of postgres database (e.g. postgres://localhost/tentd)
REDIS_URL Required URL of redis server (e.g. redis://localhost:6379)
REDIS_NAMESPACE Optional Redis key namespace for sidekiq (defaults to not set)
RUN_SIDEKIQ Optional Set to 'true' if you want to boot sidekiq via
SIDEKIQ_LOG Optional Sidekiq log file (defaults to STDOUT and STDERR)
SOFT_DELETE Optional To perminently delete db records, set to false. Defaults to true (sets deleted_at timestamp instead of removing from db)
API_ROOT Optional Required if different from TENT_ENTITY
SERVER_PORT Optional Exposed server port (e.g. 443)

Attachment Storage Options

Precedence is in the same order as listed below.

name env description
Amazon S3 AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID Access key identifier
       | AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY            | Access key
       | S3_BUCKET                        | Bucket name

Google | GOOGLE_STORAGE_ACCESS_KEY_ID | Access key identifier | GOOGLE_STORAGE_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY | Access key | GOOGLE_BUCKET | Bucket name Rackspace | RACKSPACE_USERNAME | Username | RACKSPACE_API_KEY | Api key | RACKSPACE_AUTH_URL | Auth URL (European Rackspace) | RACKSPACE_CONTAINER | Container (bucket) name Filesystem | LOCAL_ATTACHMENTS_ROOT | Path to directory (e.g. ~/tent-attachments) Postgres | POSTGRES_ATTACHMENTS | Default. Set to true to override any of the other options.

Database Setup

createdb tentd
DATABASE_URL=postgres://localhost/tentd bundle exec rake db:migrate

Running Server

bundle exec unicorn

Running Sidekiq

bundle exec sidekiq -r ./sidekiq.rb


RUN_SIDEKIQ=true bundle exec unicorn


heroku create --addons heroku-postgresql:dev,rediscloud:20
heroku pg:promote $(heroku pg | head -1 | cut -f2 -d" ")
heroku config:add TENT_ENTITY=$(heroku info -s | grep web_url | cut -f2 -d"=" | sed 's/http/https/' | sed 's/\/$//')
git push heroku master
heroku run rake db:migrate

Note: You will need to checkin Gemfile.lock after running bundle install to push to heroku


ENV Variables

name required description
TEST_DATABASE_URL Required URL of postgres database.
TEST_VALIDATOR_TEND_DATABASE_URL Required URL of postgres database.
REDIS_URL Optional Defaults to redis://localhost:6379/0. A redis server is required.

Running Tests

bundle exec rake


Sidekiq Config

# sidekiq client (see ``)
require 'tentd/worker'

# pass redis options directly
TentD::Worker.configure_client(:namespace => 'tentd.worker')

# access sidekiq config directly
TentD::Worker.configure_client do |sidekiq_config|
  # do stuff
# sidekiq server (see `sidekiq.rb`)
require 'tentd/worker'

# pass redis options directly
TentD::Worker.configure_server(:namespace => 'tentd.worker')

# access sidekiq config directly
TentD::Worker.configure_server do |sidekiq_config|
  # do stuff
# run sidekiq server from current proccess
require 'tentd/worker'

sidekiq_pid = TentD::Worker.run_server(:namespace => 'tentd.worker')

at_exit do
  Process.kill("INT", sidekiq_pid)

Note that blocks are called after calling config.redis = options (see lib/tentd/worker.rb)


  • Refactor. The current code was hacked together quickly and is pretty ugly.