Simple Gitlab CI template for automatic testing and deployments
Basic nodejs CI setup for gitlab's CI service. This configuration can be used with their free tier usage or their self-hosted solution. This lets devs collaborate on simple serverless projects with automatic deployment on merge. This also tags each merge to an environment for automatic tracking in the
CI / CD > Environments tab.
This setup also includes a dummy test command that will run on all branches. Ideally this would be replaced with real tests to enable a true CI experience.
Navigate to gitlab.com and create a new repo.
Then go to
settings > CI / CD and expand the
Secret Variables section. Click
Add New Variable and add
Key: AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID Value: YOUR_ACCESS_KEY Protected: ✓ Key: AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY Value: YOUR_SECRET_VALUE Protected: ✓
Enabling protected limits these variables to specific branches that we define (eg: staging and master, since they'll be the only ones that deploy anything). See
settings > Repository and expand protected branches to set the access (Can enable user, or group level access).
Next up, template this repo with
serverless create --template-url https://github.com/bvincent1/serverless-gitlab-ci/master --path myService
And set the remote to the gitlab url
cd myService git init # init repo if needed git remote add origin firstname.lastname@example.org:username/myrepo.git git add -A git commit -a -m 'Init repo from template' git push -u origin master
This should create the repo and automatically create the ci pipeline.
Ideally you could just use AWS IAM to create a new admin user and use those keys and not your own. This lets you track usage and keeps your keys separate. Best practice even suggests you rotate keys regularly, but thats a whole different story.
This project uses
yarn as the node_modules install tool. This can be easily changed by modifiying the
.gitlab-ci.yml file and changing the
yarn command to
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