conjure-up dev summary for week 20

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This week we concentrated on polishing up our region and credentials selection capabilities.

Initially, we wanted people deploying big software as fast as possible without it turning into a "choose your own adventure" book. This has been hugely successful as it minimized time and effort to getting to that end result of a usable Kubernetes or OpenStack.

Now fast forward a few months and feature requests were coming in wanting to expand on this basic flow of installing big software. Our first request was to add the ability to specify regions where this software would live, that feature is complete and is known as region selections:

Region Selections

Region selection is supported in both Juju as a Service (JAAS) and as a self hosted controller.

In this example we are using JAAS to deploy Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes to the us-east-2 region in AWS:

conjure-up will already know what regions are available and will prompt you with that list:

Finally, input your credentials and off it goes to having a fully usable Kubernetes cluster in AWS.

The credentials view leads us into our second completed feature. Multiple user credentials are supported for all the various clouds and previously conjure-up tried to do the right thing if an existing credential for a cloud was found. Again, in the interest of getting you up and running as fast as possible conjure-up would re-use any credentials it found for the cloud in use. This worked well initially, however, as usage increased so did the need for being able to choose from a list of existing credentials or create your own. That feature work has been completed and will be available in conjure-up 2.2.

Credential Selection

This screen shows you a list of existing credentials that were created for AWS or gives you the option of creating additional ones:

Trying out the latest

As always we keep our edge releases current with the latest from our code. If you want to help test out these new features simply run:

sudo snap install conjure-up --classic --edge  

That's all for this week, check back next week for more conjure-up news!