Deploy Software Factory for a Github Organizations

In this guide, we will deploy SF as a CI/CD service for github projects.

Deploy a minimal architecture

On a CentOS-7 system, deploy the minimal architecture:

yum install -y
yum install -y sf-config
cp /usr/share/sf-config/refarch/zuul-minimal.yaml /etc/software-factory/arch.yaml

Create a Github Application

Follow this Add a git connection documentation to create a Github application. To continue you will need webhook_token, an app_id and the app_key (the private key file). Copy the app_key to /etc/software-factory.

Install the application for all the projects of the organization.

Create a config and jobs repository

In your Github organization or account, create a couple of repositories for the config and the jobs, for example named sf-config and sf-jobs.


The config and jobs projects need to be public

The sfconfig script can automatically push the content and keep it up to date for you. In that case you need to register the admin_rsa key in your Github account: Import the file /root/.ssh/ from the server.


Make sure the GitHub application is installed on the config and jobs projects so that standard jobs and config-update are scheduled.

Update the configuration

Edit /etc/software-factory/sfconfig.yaml:


    - name:
      webhook_token: XXX
      app_id: YYY
      app_name: app-name
      label_name: merge
      app_key: /etc/software-factory/github.key

Then run sfconfig again to apply the update.

Enable branch protection (optional)

Once you are satisfied with the CI configuration, branch protection should be enabled using this Configure branch protection documentation.

Add projects

In the config repo, new projects can be added, for example create a zuul/projects.yaml file with:

- tenant:
    name: local
          - MyOrg/demo-project
          - MyOrg/demo-project-client

Alternatively, since Software Factory 3.1, Github projects can be defined via the resources engine. See this section.


Next things to do (guides are pending):

  • Configure gate pipeline for your projects
  • Enable logstash