beulogue and gitlab ci

2017-03-05 Last modified on 2021-05-24

So beulogue is hosted on Gitlab. My blog (private repo) is also there.

Since beulogue is a static site generator, I have to upload my files myself. Kinda boring. Let's try Gitlab pipelines !

First, we need to configure some secret variables:

  • REMOTE_DOMAIN with the domain to push the files
  • REMOTE_PATH with the target folder
  • REMOTE_USER with the name of the remote user
  • SSH_HOST_KEY with the result of ssh-keyscan your-domain.something (the line starting with your-domain.something ssh-rsa)
  • SSH_PRIVATE_KEY with the content of the private key created for the CI

Then, I need to add my public key to the server authorized keys (~/.ssh/authorized_keys relative to the REMOTE_USER home directory).

Here is my .gitlab-ci.yml file:

image: node:6

    - apt-get update -y
    - apt-get -y install rsync
    - echo "${SSH_PRIVATE_KEY}" > id_rsa
    - chmod 700 id_rsa
    - mkdir "${HOME}/.ssh"
    - echo "${SSH_HOST_KEY}" > "${HOME}/.ssh/known_hosts"
    - npm install -g beulogue
    - ./
    - rsync -r -e 'ssh -i id_rsa' ./output/ ${REMOTE_USER}@${REMOTE_DOMAIN}:${REMOTE_PATH}

Then, each time I push a new article to Gitlab, the pipeline will build the blog and upload it to my server !

Thanks a lot to this article for everything.