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Origami Service Makefile

Common tools for building and running Origami services.

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Origami Service Makefile provides a set of common tools that are required for building and running Origami services. To use the Makefile, copy the boilerplate.mk file to the root of your repo and name it Makefile:

curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Financial-Times/origami-service-makefile/master/boilerplate.mk > Makefile

Now install this module and save it to your package.json file:

npm install --save @financial-times/origami-service-makefile

You should now be able to run the following commands:

make install       # Install application dependencies
make verify        # Verify code using static analysis
make test          # Run unit and integration tests
make run           # Run the application as if in production
make run-dev       # Run the application and restart when files change
make deploy        # Deploy the application to QA
make release       # Run required tasks before a release goes live
make promote       # Promote a QA deploy to production
make auto-version  # Auto-version the repo and create a GitHub release
make cmdb-update   # Update CMDB endpoints for the application
make release-log   # Create a release log for the application in Salesforce
make grafana-pull  # Pull changes from the Grafana dashboard
make grafana-push  # Push changes to the Grafana dashboard


The Origami Service Makefile can be configured with [environment variables] either in an extending Makefiles or externally. Some configurations are required to never be committed for security reasons, these have been separated below.

Safe Configurations

These configurations are safe to include in your extending Makefile, and should be kept there to avoid repetition of their values:

  • SERVICE_NAME: The human readable name for this service, used in many of the tasks. E.g. Origami Image Service
  • SERVICE_SYSTEM_CODE: The system code for this service, used in many of the tasks. E.g. origami-image-service
  • SERVICE_SALESFORCE_ID: The Salesforce ID associated with this service, used to create release logs
  • HEROKU_APP_QA: The Heroku application ID for QA. E.g. origami-image-service-qa
  • HEROKU_APP_EU: The Heroku application ID for production EU. E.g. origami-image-service-eu
  • HEROKU_APP_US: The Heroku application ID for production US. E.g. origami-image-service-us
  • EXPECTED_COVERAGE: A number indicating the expected code coverage of the application's unit tests. Defaults to 90
  • INTEGRATION_TIMEOUT: The time in milliseconds that each integration test is allowed to run for. Defaults to 5000
  • INTEGRATION_SLOW: The time in milliseconds at which each integration test is considered slow. Defaults to 4000
  • INTEGRATION_FLAGS: Any additional flags that must be passed to mocha when running the integration tests.
  • REGION: The region the application is running in, used in release logs and determining which release tasks are required. One of QA, EU, or US
  • RELEASE_LOG_ENVIRONMENT: The Salesforce environment to include in release logs. One of Test or Production
  • GRAFANA_DASHBOARD: The Grafana dashboard ID for the application
  • GITHUB_RELEASE_REPO: The GitHub repository in owner/name format. This is used for auto-versioning

Private Configurations

These configurations must never appear in your source code, and so should be set in CI, or Heroku, or an .env file locally:

  • CMDB_API_KEY: The API key to use when performing CMDB operations
  • RELEASE_LOG_API_KEY: The change request API key to use when creating and closing release logs
  • GRAFANA_API_KEY: The API key to use when performing Grafana operations
  • GITHUB_RELEASE_USER: The user who will create releases on GitHub for repositories which use the auto-version task. This user must have write access to GITHUB_RELEASE_REPO
  • GITHUB_RELEASE_TOKEN: A token for GITHUB_RELEASE_USER which has repo level access


If you have any questions or comments about this module, or need help using it, please either raise an issue, visit #origami-support or email Origami Support.


This software is published by the Financial Times under the MIT licence.



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