Step 5. Create and deploy component¶
MACH composer is undergoing a major, backwards compatible overhaul
MACH composer has been rewritten in Golang, coming from a Python version. We've done this because the Golang ecosystem is more suitable for a tool like this, as it is also the language in which Hashicorp builds Terraform itself.
Because of this, some commands might not be available yet in the Golang version; particularly the
mach-composer bootstrap command is not available, which makes it a bit
harder to start up. However, based on the examples in the Github repository,
you should be able to get started without the
For creating components, please instead of
mach-composer bootstrap component, use mach-composer-cookiecutter.
We do currently recommend to use the latest version (2.5.x).
If you are still on the Python version, the
bootstrap command will still work.
1. Create a MACH component¶
Create a MACH component which we can use in our MACH stack later on.
$ mach-composer bootstrap component
And follow the wizard to create a new component.
Simple API component
We will be creating a simple API component that exposes 1 endpoint.
The bootstrapper will ask for some input to create the component, for the
sake of this tutorial let's use the following values and replace
your-project-lambdas with the S3 bucket name created in step 3.
Cloud environment (aws, azure) [aws]: aws Language (python, node) [node]: node Name [example-name]: api Description [Api component]: Directory name [api-component]: Uses an HTTP endpoint? [Y/n]: y Include GraphQL support? [Y/n]: y Uses commercetools? [Y/n]: n Use Sentry? [y/N]: n Lambda repository S3 bucket: your-project-lambdas New component api-component created 🎉
2. Initiate and test component¶
In the previous step we've created a Node component.
To install the environment and test it locally, run the following commands:
$ yarn $ yarn test
Now that we've verified that the component works, we can deploy it to our component repository.
3. Deploy your component¶
It depends on what component you have, but if you've created a component containing a serverless function, that function needs to be built, packaged and uploaded to a component registry.
For a component created with the
mach bootstrap command, the component can be packaged using;
$ ./build.sh package
Now that we have our packaged component, we need to upload this to the component repository that we created in step 3.
Make sure that you're using the correct AWS profile to upload the ZIP file.
We can use the same role that we've used to perform the infra rollout. So make
sure the following is added to your
[profile your-project-srv] source_profile = default role_arn = arn:aws:iam::<service-account-id>:role/admin
Using this AWS profile, we can upload the component.
$ ./build.sh upload
Providing AWS credentials
To ensure the correct AWS profile is used you can set the
AWS_DEFAULT_PROFILE environment variable.
The command will be
AWS_DEFAULT_PROFILE=your-project-srv ./build.sh upload.
We recommend using a solution like aws-vault:
aws-vault exec your-project-srv -- ./build.sh upload
Another thing to note is that we are using
role/admin here. Better would
be to use the dedicated 'upload-role' that has been created using the
todo Describe how to set up these policies in a how-to article