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Continuous Delivery

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 on the 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 govwifi-admin)

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:

Deployment access

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 govwifi-tools user:

$ gds aws govwifi-tools -l

Monitor deployments

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.

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