The Deployment Automation Manager consists of two tools used for:
Although the tools are best used in conjunction, they can be used independently as well.
The Automated Versioning Manager is a tool that helps manage Appian applications and database DDL files in a version control system. Given an Appian application ZIP file, the Automated Versioning Manager performs the following actions:
The goal of this tool is to facilitate the adoption and usage of a version control system to perform configuration management of the Appian applications and database DDL files.
With the Automated Import Manager, users can automatically deploy applications and patch contents (either applications from Appian OR packages generated from the Automated Versioning Manager) to any environment. Users will have three options for deployment: the tool can either deploy from the tool’s user interface in one click, trigger the deployment from an external CI tool or deploy from the command line.
The Automated Import Manager automates the process of inspecting the application, executing DDL scripts, updating CDTs, republishing the appropriate datastores, and importing the application.
For more information, please visit: https://community.appian.com/w/the-appian-playbook/198/deployment-automation
I use ssh key to get access to my GitLab repository and not a username and password. When I use the versioning-client I get an Auth fail when try to push contents to my repository.
Details of error:
org.eclipse.jgit.api.errors.TransportException: email@example.com: Auth fail
I have gotten this to work on Linux, but not Windows. Most of our users are on Windows so this is an issue. Has anybody else experienced this?
Hello brendonp, for GitLab you can create an access token to use in the password field in the properties file as opposed to your actual password. To do so, you can follow this link here: https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/profile/personal_access_tokens.html. For the repoUrl, make sure to use the https URL instead of ssh. This way, it will function the same as if you used ssh without jeopardizing your password. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
I have gotten around the auth error by using Putty instead of OpenSSH. Unfortunately I have a new problem. The version-application runs, but does not do anything and does not respond when I try kill it.
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