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Installation with Ansible on VPS and VMs #3650

tuxpiper opened this issue Aug 14, 2019 · 0 comments


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commented Aug 14, 2019


Produce Ansible roles and documentation to install Ushahidi Platform API and Ushahidi Platform API Client on Linux VPS and other VM targets.

Who is it for? Who are the users?

System administrators, developers and hobbyists deploying to the described target systems.

The benefit that target users receive is consistent and automated installation, at least on targets that haven't been touched by other configuration (clean / zero-state)

What privacy impacts does it have?

No impact


  • Produce / publish several roles
    • First-level role targeting zero-state targets. Installs all requirements
    • Second-level roles targeting the API and Client exclusively, assuming requirements are present
    • Ancillary roles to install requirements as expected by second-level roles
  • Support Linux:
    • Debian/Ubuntu
    • CentOS/RHEL [stretch goal]
  • Supported environments:
    • VPS (SSH)
    • VM (Vagrant?)
    • LXC (LXC connection plugin?) [stretch goal]
  • Re-use our current closed source roles
  • Use the resulting roles in our deployments
  • Use molecule or similar for CI

Who will this be deployed to?

We will use these playbooks for our v4.x deployments

What documentation needs to change?

Test script

Molecule tests in roles at all levels

Who will test this?

Automated with CI

Where will this be deployed and tested?

Eventually everywhere


Does this deploy new services?
Do the new services have health checks?
Can this be feature flagged and deployed disabled?


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