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    SSD (Single Server of Dockers)

    SSD wants to automate the process of deploying simple hobby and test web apps, make it easier so you can focus on the fun part.

    Heads Up

    SSD uses Docker to build isolated environment and deploy your project. Thus, some Docker knowledge is expected.

    SSD requires to setup Docker with HTTPS connections, it may sound hassle at the beginning. But I got a bash script to set it up for you. Though you do have to copy files from your remote machine to you computer. However, I only have scripts for Ubuntu 14.04 for AWS. You are welcome to contribute more setup scripts here.

    Prepare Remote Server

    First, install Docker on your server and make Docker accept HTTPS connection. Copy in this repo to your remote machine. And run:

    bash <> <passphrase>
    • is a public domain that associated with your server's IP. Unfortunately, generating certificate for HTTPS requires a domain name to do so (EC2 instance always come with a domain name).
    • passphrase is a password you choose for your keys.

    This script will:

    1. Install Docker.
    2. Generate ca certificate and keys in $HOME/.docker directory.
    3. Change the docker config to enable HTTPS connection.
    4. Restart Docker daemon.

    You need to copy ca.pem, cert.pem and key.pem from $HOME/.docker to your local machine for SSD to connect. You can test connections on your local machine (assuming you have docker installed on your local, OSX users refer to boot2docker) with:

    docker --tlsverify --tlscacert=<path/to/ca.pem> --tlscert=<path/to/cert.pem> --tlskey=<path/to/key.pem> -H=<>:2376 version



    npm install -g ssd

    Command Line Interface

    ssd [-s stage-name] <action> [action options]
        -s testing
            init                Scaffold current project
            status              Checkout the information of image and container
            up  [-c false]      Build the image and start container
                                    with `-c` flag, we will build using cache
            start               Start container
            stop                Stop container
            restart             Stop then start container
            exec [commands...]  Execute a command inside the container


    You can also require ssd in your own build script.

    var Server = require('ssd');
    var s = new Server('<stage name>');
    s.status().then(function () {
    // `s` is a event emitter instance
    s.on('info', function (msg) {
    s.on('error', function (err) {
    // `end` is emitted when `up` finish or on error
    s.on('end', function () {
    // status messages will be emitted on `s` instance
    s.up({cache: false});

    Local Project Structure Config

    Local projects should follow a specific directory structure:

        <...other app files...>
        <...more stages.../>
    • source contains source code and the information to build and run the app.
    • stage contains stages. You can consider each stage as a remote machine.
    • meta.json contains information to build and run Docker container.
    • Dockerfile used to build Docker image.
    • ssd.json used to define connection information for a remote machine belongs to current stage.


    • Support multiple images and containers
    • Support dependencies among containers
    • Support logging progress information in CLI when pulling baseimages while building image



    npm i ssd

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