Staging site

Introduction

Staging site is a non-public copy of the production site for testing rollouts before a release.

Password protection

Staging site may run in a public IP address, but must never be public.

Websauna playbook protects the staging site with a htpasswd password on Nginx level. This password is stored in Ansible vault.

To set up a password to access the staging site, open vault:

ansible-vault edit secrets.yml

Add two new varibles:

htpasswd_user: super
htpasswd_password: secret

In your playbook file make sure staging behavior is turned on:

vars:
# ...
- site_mode: staging