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User Guide (API Version 2013-02-18)

deploy Attributes

If the attributes are associated with a Deploy event or an Execute Recipes stack command, the deploy attribute contains an attribute for each app that was deployed, named by the app's short name. Each app attribute contains the following attributes:

application

The app's slug name, such as "simplephp" (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["application"]
application_type

The app type (string). Possible values are as follows:

  • java: A Java app

  • nodejs: A Node.js app

  • php: A PHP app

  • rails: A Ruby on Rails app

  • web: A static HTML page

  • other: All other application types

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["application_type"]
auto_bundle_on_deploy

For Rails applications, whether to execute bundler during the deployment (Boolean).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["auto_bundle_on_deploy"]
database

Contains the information required to connect the app's database. If the app has an attached a database layer, AWS OpsWorks Stacks automatically assigns the appropriate values to these attributes.

adapter

The database adapter, such as mysql (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["database"]["adapter"]
database

The database name, which is usually the app's slug name, such as "simplephp" (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["database"]["database"]
data_source_provider

The data source: mysql or rds (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["database"]["data_source_provider"]
host

The database host's IP address (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["database"]["host"]
password

The database password (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["database"]["password"]
port

The database port (number).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["database"]["port"]
reconnect

For Rails applications, whether the application should reconnect if the connection no longer exists (Boolean).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["database"]["reconnect"]
username

The user name (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["database"]["username"]
deploy_to

Where the app is to be deployed to, such as "/srv/www/simplephp" (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["deploy_to"]
domains

A list of the app's domains (list of string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["domains"]
document_root

The document root, if you specify a nondefault root, or null if you use the default root (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["document_root"]
environment_variables

A collection of up to twenty attributes that represent the user-specified environment variables that have been defined for the app. For more information about how to define an app's environment variables, see Adding Apps. Each attribute name is set to an environment variable name and the corresponding value is set to the variable's value, so you can use the following syntax to reference a particular value.

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["environment_variables"]["variable_name"]
group

The app's group (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["group"]
keep_releases

The number of app deployments that AWS OpsWorks Stacks will store (number). This attribute controls the number of times you can roll back an app. By default, it is set to the global value, deploy_keep_releases , which has a default value of 5. You can override keep_releases to specify the number of stored deployments for a particular application.

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["keep_releases"]
memcached

Contains two attributes that define the memcached configuration.

host

The Memcached server instance's IP address (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["memcached"]["host"]
port

The port that the memcached server is listening on (number).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["memcached"]["port"]
migrate

For Rails applications, whether to run migrations (Boolean).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["migrate"]
mounted_at

The app's mount point, if you specify a nondefault mount point, or null if you use the default mount point (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["mounted_at"]
purge_before_symlink

For Rails apps, an array of paths to be cleared before creating symlinks (list of string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["purge_before_symlink"]
rails_env

For Rails App Server instances, the rails environment, such as "production" (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["rails_env"]
restart_command

A command to be run when the app is restarted, such as "echo 'restarting app'".

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["restart_command"]
scm

Contains a set of attributes that specify the information that OpsWorks uses to deploy the app from its source control repository. The attributes vary depending on the repository type.

password

The password, for private repositories, and null for public repositories (string). For private Amazon S3 buckets, the attribute is set to the secret key.

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["scm"]["password"]
repository

The repository URL, such as "git://github.com/amazonwebservices/opsworks-demo-php-simple-app.git" (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["scm"]["repository"]
revision

If the repository has multiple branches, the attribute specifies the app's branch or version, such as "version1" (string). Otherwise it is set to null.

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["scm"]["revision"]
scm_type

The repository type (string). Possible values are as follows:

  • "git": A Git repository

  • "svn": A Subversion repository

  • "s3": An Amazon S3 bucket

  • "archive": An HTTP archive

  • "other": Another repository type

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["scm"]["scm_type"]
ssh_key

A deploy SSH key, for accessing private Git repositories, and null for public repositories (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["scm"]["ssh_key"]
user

The user name, for private repositories, and null for public repositories (string). For private Amazon S3 buckets, the attribute is set to the access key.

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["scm"]["user"]
ssl_certificate

The app's SSL certificate, if you enabled SSL support, or null otherwise (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["ssl_certificate"]
ssl_certificate_ca

If SSL is enabled, an attribute for specifying an intermediate certificate authority key or client authentication (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["ssl_certificate_ca"]
ssl_certificate_key

The app's SSL private key, if you enabled SSL support, or null otherwise (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["ssl_certificate_key"]
ssl_support

Whether SSL is supported (Boolean).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["ssl_support"]
stack

Contains one Boolean attribute, needs_reload, that specifies whether to reload the app server during deployment.

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["stack"]["needs_reload"]
symlink_before_migrate

For Rails apps, contains symlinks that are to be created before running migrations as "link":"target" pairs.

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["symlink_before_migrate"]
symlinks

Contains the deployment's symlinks as "link":"target" pairs.

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["symlinks"]
user

The app's user (string).

node["deploy"]["appshortname"]["user"]