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· 3 min read


This series of posts demonstrated how to use some nice tools to build a simple full-stack automation solution that can be  used to automate almost everything on your infrastructure.

The architecture demonstrated is not static and can be modified to best fit a team/company needs.

You can (and should) separate the API on 2 layers: One to deal with data validation and business rules (this is accessed by the user); One with basic validation, parsing and uploading data on gitlab.

You can make an audit function, either together on the pipeline/awx or separated. You gather info from your automated element (eg.: router) and compare it with the information on gitlab (reverse parsing it) to be sure that what was sent is really on the automated element.

You can (and really should) add a bastion host to access your automated elements, and make AWX use, for example, SSH tunnel prior to connecting to the automated element, protecting it even more from undesirable access.

· 6 min read

Web Interface

In this section we will build our web interface. Users can use it to get and update info from their WAN sites in a friendly interface. Note that using web interface is not mandatory. In fact, the web page will only convert data to/from API to show on a page, but users still request our API directly and can use it to make its changes. In some aspect this is good, since you give option to users to use any other tool to interact with our solution. They can use for example postman, curl, ansible, terraform, or even building its own web interface if they want to.