The debops project section

The debops project section contains comands related to creation and maintenance of the DebOps project directories. Each project directory can contain one or more Ansible inventories, a PKI infrastructure, and various other resources used in a given environment.

debops project init

This command can be used to initialize a new project directory, specified as the main argument. The script will check if a .debops.cfg file exists in a given directory; if not, it will be created along with a basic directory structure.

Options

-h, --help
Display the help and usage information
--git
Initialize a git repository in the project directory (planned)
--no-git
Do not initialize a git repository, if it's created by default (planned)
--encrypt <encfs|git-crypt>

Prepare the project directory to host encrypted ansible/secret/ subdirectory, used to store passwords, encryption keys and other confidential information. See the debops.secret Ansible role for more details.

You need to specify either encfs or git-crypt (planned) to select the encryption method. If encryption is enabled, you need to specify the list of GPG recipients as well, using the --keys option.

--keys <recipient>[,recipient]
A list of GPG recipients (e-mail addresses or key IDs) which will be allowed to unlock the ansible/secret/ directory encrypted with EncFS or git-crypt. Separate multiple list entries by commas.
<project_dir>
Path to the DebOps project directory to initialize. If not specified, DebOps will try to use the current directory to create a new project directory. The script will check if the current directory is a home directory and will stop operation in this case.

Examples

Create a basic DebOps project directory:

debops project init ~/src/projects/myproject

Create a project directory with EncFS encryption for secrets:

debops project init --encrypt encfs \
                    --keys admin@example.org,otheradmin@example.org \
                    ~/src/projects/example.org

debops project refresh

This command can be used to "refresh" a given DebOps project directory. By default DebOps does not modify an existing ansible.cfg configuration file. This allows the user to test new configuration if needed. When the debops project refresh command is called, DebOps will generate a new ansible.cfg configuration file based on the contents of its own internal configuration. The script will also ensure that the basic directory structure of a project exists.

Options

-h, --help
Display the help and usage information
<project_dir>
Path to the project directory to refresh.

debops project unlock

When the project directory contains an encrypted ansible/secret/ directory, this command can be used to unlock it and provide access to encrypted data. This only works for project directories that have been initialized with EncFS or git-crypt support (or that suppor has been configured manually).

Keep in mind that after unlocking the directory manually, DebOps will not lock it on subsequent Ansible runs. In such case you should use the debops project lock command to secure the secrets.

Options

-h, --help
Display the help and usage information
<project_dir>
Path to the project directory to unlock.

debops project lock

This command can be used to lock and secure the ansible/secret/ directory after it has been unlocked using the debops project unlock command. This only works in project directories that have been configured with either EncFS or git-crypt encryption during initialization.

Options

-h, --help
Display the help and usage information
<project_dir>
Path to the project directory to lock.

debops project status

This command displays various information about a given project directory known to DebOps, for example the type of the project directory, state of encrypted ansible/secret/ directory, and so on.

Options

-h, --help
Display the help and usage information
<project_dir>
Path to the project directory to inspect.