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Pushing with a Git job

Introduction

In certain other "application deployment" solutions, there is a feature that lets you set up a deployment that rebuilds and republishes, when your code repository in Git changes

You can have this functionality in Epinio using the GitJob CRD from Rancher Fleet.

Setup

Install GitJob

If you don't have Rancher, or stand-alone Fleet installed, you need to install the GitJob operator.

Now you need to setup the Service Account to run your Jobs with. You don't need to do anything using the Kube API, so you don't need to add any role bindings to it:

apiVersion: v1
kind: ServiceAccount
metadata:
name: epinio-gitjob

Check Epinio installation

If you are using Rancher, you can install Epinio directly from there. For more information check the Rancher configuration with Epinio.

Once you have deployed Epinio, log in as admin and verify that the namespace workspace exists. It also needs to be the current target. You can do this, if necessary, by running:

epinio namespace create workspace 
epinio target workspace

Upload Epinio settings

For the GitJob to authenticate and push correctly, upload your Epinio settings file to the cluster with:

kubectl create secret generic epinio-creds --from-file=$HOME/.config/epinio/settings.yaml

This creates a secret containing the settings.yaml when you do an epinio login

Setup sample project

Next, as an example, you can use the 12factor app to write a GitJob.

Create a YAML file called 12factor-gitjob.yaml containing:

apiVersion: gitjob.cattle.io/v1
kind: GitJob
metadata:
# The name of the GitJob, doesn't need to match the project.
name: samplepush
spec:
syncInterval: 15
git:
# The git repo and branch to track.
repo: https://github.com/epinio/example-12factor
branch: main
jobSpec:
template:
spec:
# This should match what we created in the last step
serviceAccountName: epinio-gitjob
restartPolicy: "Never"
containers:
# This version should match your epinio deployment
- image: "ghcr.io/epinio/epinio-server:v1.8.1"
name: epinio-push
volumeMounts:
- name: settings
mountPath: "/settings/"
readOnly: true
- name: tmp
mountPath: /tmp
readOnly: false
env:
- name: EPINIO_SETTINGS
value: "/settings/settings.yaml"
command:
- /epinio
args:
- push
- "--name"
# This is the name of the app to push
- test12factor
workingDir: /workspace/source
volumes:
- name: settings
secret:
secretName: epinio-creds
- name: tmp
emptyDir: {}

You can apply this via:

kubectl apply -f 12factor-gitjob.yaml

Once applied, you should see a Job and then Pod get created:

kubectl get job,pod

You can follow the logs of the pod listed earlier with:

kubectl logs <pod_name> -f

Using Webhooks

If you prefer to use webhooks instead of polling, set up the job in the same way as before but also follow the Rancher webhook instructions.