Deployment over FTP
This is a grunt task for code deployment over the ftp protocol.
These days git is not only our goto code management tool but in many cases our deployment tool as well. But there are many cases where git is not really fit for deployment:
This is why a grunt task like this would be very useful.
For simplicity purposes this task avoids deleting any files and it is not trying to do any size or time stamp comparison. It simply transfers all the files (and folder structure) from your dev / build location to a location on your server.
To use this task you will need to include the following configuration in your grunt file:
'ftp-deploy':build:auth:host: 'server.com'port: 21authKey: 'key1'from: 'path/to/source/folder'to: '/path/to/destination/folder'exclusions: 'path/to/source/folder/**/.DS_Store' 'path/to/source/folder/**/Thumbs.db' 'dist/tmp'
and load the task:
The parameters in our configuration are:
.ftppass(see next section). If no value is defined, the
hostparameter will be used
matchBaseminimatch option is enabled, so
.git*would match the path
Usernames and passwords can be stored in an optional JSON file named
.ftppass. This file should be located in the same folder as your
.ftppass should have the following format:
"key1":"username": "username1""password": "password1""key2":"username": "username2""password": "password2"
This way we can save as many username / password combinations as we want and look them up by the
authKey value defined in the grunt config file where the rest of the target parameters are defined.
The task prompts for credentials that are not found in
.ftppass and it prompts for all credentials if
.ftppass does not exist.
IMPORTANT: make sure that the
.ftppass file uses double quotes (which is the proper JSON syntax) instead of single quotes for the names of the keys and the string values.
This task is built by taking advantage of the great work of Sergi Mansilla and his jsftp node.js module and suited for the 0.4.x branch of grunt.