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Setup the local machine

The deployment system uses Ansible, so your local system needs to be setup for that first.

If you are using Ubuntu, you can just run the script:


Setting up HTTPS/SSL

Our deployment here sets up https access only (http redirects to https).

If you do not have proper signed certificates, you can self-sign a certificate. Digital Ocean has a good guide on that, but to briefly summarize:

# make note of your pass phrase
sudo openssl genrsa -des3 -out cert.key 2048

# make the certificate signing request
# for the following, you only need to fill in "Common Name" with your hostname or IP
sudo openssl req -new -key cert.key -out cert.csr

# remove the pass phrase
sudo cp cert.key
sudo openssl rsa -in -out cert.key

# sign the cert
sudo openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in cert.csr -signkey cert.key -out cert.crt

The deployment system expects your cert and key to be at ssl/cert.crt and ssl/cert.key respectively.


You will probably need to configure the host IPs/hostnames for your deployment environments, as well as environment-specific variables. You can edit these in hosts.ini.

To see which variables can be overridden, refer to playbooks/group_vars/all.yml.


To deploy the Coral Atoll instance:


Where ENV NAME is one of [development, production].

After deploying, check the service is working correctly:


Docker container

You can build the atoll Docker image by running the following from this directory:

docker build .

atoll is exposed on port 8181 of the container.


Deployment has been tested with Ansible

Note that docker-py must be at version 1.2.3 to avoid the following error:

Docker API Error: client is newer than server (client API version: 1.21, server API version: 1.20)

Note that this is already handled by the playbooks.

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