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Deploy a Frontend Interface

How to deploy a frontend interface and add to PlaceOS

CI/CD

To work with PlaceOS frontend repositories must have build artifacts committed to a standalone repository or branch.
The user-interfaces repository already has CI/CD pipelines setup using GitHub Actions.
The user-interfaces repository follows these steps for the build pipeline:
  1. 1.
    Commit made with changes to libs or an application(apps/<project>)
  2. 2.
    Pipeline in GitHub Actions starts
  3. 3.
    Install dependencies and build application(s)
  4. 4.
    Commit build artifacts to associated branch. For example, a development build of workplace will be committed to build/workplace/dev

Backoffice Setup

Once a build has been created it can be added to Backoffice so that frontends service can pull down the interface.

Add Repository

  1. 1.
    Navigate to the repositories page
Navigate to the repositories page
2. Add a new repository
Add a new repository
  • Name should describe the UI
  • Folder name will be the path of the UI on the domain e.g. workplace would map to https://my.domain/workplace/
  • Repository is the URL of your git repository with the UI builds
  • Repository type must be Interface for the deployment of a UI
  • Branch is the build branch of the User Interface
Set repository to interface

Configure Routing

  1. 1.
    You will need to register the new application on your domain.
    • Navigate to Domains
    ​
    Navigate to Domains
    ​
    • Select your application domain + Navigate to the applications tab + Press new Application
    ​
    Press new Application
    ​
    • The login URL should be set to the location of your oauth-resp.html file from ts-client
After that you should be able to access your application at the URL https://my.domain/<folder>/.

Updating

Once the application is setup in Backoffice it should automatically pull any changes to the set branch every hour. If you to make a manual update there is a pull button in the about section of the repositories page.
Updating Interface
Note that if you've set the commit on the repository not to be HEAD the automated pull feature will be turned off and the pull button will do nothing.