serverless-translate-templateurls

1.2.1 • Public • Published

Serverless Translate TemplateURLs

Small plugin for Serverless Framework to package AWS CloudFormation templates with local references.

serverless-translate-templateurls plugin uses aws-cli package to create local artifacts, upload them to AWS S3; and create a copy in which local references are replaced by S3 references. This allows to split (and reuse) CloudFormation templates in smaller logical stacks. Without this plugin (or similar mechanism), your calls to serverless deploy will fail because AWS CloudFormation service can't access your local files.

Prerequisites

Installation

npm i serverless-translate-templateurls

Full Example

Within your serverless.xml

custom:
  serverless-translate-templateurls:
    s3Bucket: my-setup-bucket
    inFolder: cf-templates
    outFolder: resources
plugins:
  - serverless-translate-templateurls

A template with local references within ./cf-templates/:

Resources:
  SQSQueue:
    Type: AWS::CloudFormation::Stack
    Properties:
      TemplateURL: ../aws-cf-templates/messaging/sqs.yml # local path to a nested CloudFormation template
      Parameters:
        QueueName: my-sqs-queue
        MessageRetentionPeriod: 14400
        ReceiveMessageWaitTimeSeconds: 20
        VisibilityTimeout: 3600
        MaxReceiveCount: 2

Then, calling to serverless translate will create the following template at ./resources/:

Resources:
  SQSQueue:
    Properties:
      Parameters:
        MaxReceiveCount: 2
        MessageRetentionPeriod: 14400
        ReceiveMessageWaitTimeSeconds: 20
        VisibilityTimeout: 3600
      TemplateURL: https://s3.amazonaws.com/my-setup-bucket/serverless-translate-templateurls/0fc5db4d1d1fbfb2a6954773654c74fa.template
    Type: AWS::CloudFormation::Stack

Usage

Hooks to serverless package and serverless deploy are included, so this plugin should work out-of-the-box. However it can be customized with some options. Also, a new serverless command is included: translate.

Custom options

s3Bucket

AWS S3 bucket name to be used when uploading the artifacts that are referenced in your templates.

If it is not specified, then the S3 bucket from Serverless Framework will be used.

NOTE: using Serverless' bucket may incur in a race condition when the Serverless project hasn't created its bucket yet! Basically the plugin will try to use a bucket that doesn't exist yet

inFolder

local folder where this plugin will look for CloudFormation templates to package.

If it is not specified, then it uses cf-templates as folder.

outFolder

local folder where this plugin will output CloudFormation templates with local references changed by remote ones.

If it is not specified, then it uses resources as folder.

Translate

Translate command performs the actual conversion. It's a convenient command to replace local references by S3 references outside Serverless' lifecycle.

serverless translate

License

MIT

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