Process

Prerequisites

devpi

Your team will need a http://doc.devpi.net/ server. To set one up, follow the Prerequisites instructions in the devpi document.

If your team already has a devpi server, then it should be listed in the :doc`checklist`.

Workstation

To set-up your workstation for development:

Development Environment

To deploy a site from scratch:

Domain

Purchase a domain name from http://dyn.com/

Set the name servers e.g. in https://account.dyn.com/services/zones/. Point the domain to the https://cloud.digitalocean.com/domains DNS server:

ns1.digitalocean.com
ns2.digitalocean.com
ns3.digitalocean.com

Google Mail

If your customer would like to use Google Mail

Cloud Server

Create a cloud server for your project: Digital Ocean or Rackspace.

Set-up the basic DNS records e.g.

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Note

Don’t forget to add a CNAME entry for the www subdomain.

If you are using mailgun for your project, then enable it: Mailgun

Important

Your site doesn’t yet have https enabled, so for the Action on the mailgun route, use http (not https).

Server

Set-up your pillar Site - Configuration

Important

Set-up your site with ssl: False

Transfer the pillar to the salt master and then Salt - Provision

Create the database for your project: Database

Release your project: Release

Deploy your project to the server: Deploy

Mailgun Testing

If you are using Mailgun…

Check the mailgun domain to make sure the DNS records are set-up correctly.

Send a test email to your site e.g. test@hatherleigh.info

Log into your cloud server and check the email was received e.g:

ssh drop-temp
sudo -i -u web
hatherleigh_info.sh shell
from mailgun_incoming.models import IncomingEmail
for mail in IncomingEmail.objects.all().order_by('-id'): print(mail.subject, mail.body_plain)

SSL

Create an SSL certificate: Create SSL Certificate.

Read any emails using your mail client - or for Mailgun - the python code in the previous step.

Note

If using http://www.startssl.com/ then send emails to webmaster.

Copy the SSL certificate to the server: Install SSL Certificate

After installing the certificate, run a salt 'drop-temp' state.highstate for your server so the site is set-up correctly for SSL.

Finally

Important

If you are using Mailgun, change the Action on the route filter to use https: Mailgun