GovWifi uses AWS CodeBuild and AWS CodePipeline for its continuous delivery.
GovWifi CI/CD history
Previously, the team was part of a multi-tenanted Concourse, known as Big Concourse, maintained by the GDS Automate team. Big Concourse was decommissioned on 15 December, 2021.
The team migrated to a single-tenanted Concourse, known as GovWifi Concourse, maintained by the GovWifi team and based
big-little-concourse repo developed by the
Platform as a Service (PaaS) team.
Over the course of 2022 the team migrated to AWS CodePipeline & CodeBuild to align with Cabinet Office Digital tooling.
Currently, GovWifi CI / CD exists in Github Actions for Docs repositories and AWS CodePipeline & CodeBuild for AWS hosted services.
GovWifi CodePipeline & CodeBuild
GovWifi CodePipeline and CodeBuild tasks are configured in the following repository:
Updates to the CI/CD infrastructure configuration happen in Terraform code. Please follow the
govwifi-terraform README guidelines for contributing, updating, and deploying code changes.
Pipeline configuration exists in
buildspec.yml files in individual repos (here is an example for
Deploy using CodeBuild
The deployment documentation for Frontend FreeRADIUS code, GovWifi APIs, and Admin app requires access to Google Drive.
Use the following instructions for deployment:
A team member must be added as an admin to the
govwifi-tools user account in the
tech-ops-private repo in order to access and deploy pipelines in the AWS console. If you don’t have access ask in the #govwif Slack channel to be onboarded.
Once this onboarding is complete then team members can log in to the AWS console as the
$ gds aws govwifi-tools -l
GovWifi CodePipeline & CodeBuild use built-in AWS monitoring for general observability of its infrastructure.
You must be on the VPN and have access to the AWS console to access the monitoring.
Log in as the
govwifi-tools user and navigate to AWS CloudWatch to view metrics about the deploy process and pipelines.