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github_actions_runner

Module to configure our GitHub Actions runner on Debian hosts

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Version information

  • 0.8.0 (latest)
  • 0.7.1
  • 0.7.0
  • 0.6.0
  • 0.5.0
  • 0.4.0
  • 0.3.0
  • 0.2.4
  • 0.2.3
  • 0.2.2 (deleted)
released Jan 18th 2022
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.10.0 < 7.0.0
  • , ,

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'telefonica-github_actions_runner', '0.8.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add telefonica-github_actions_runner
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install telefonica-github_actions_runner --version 0.8.0

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.

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telefonica/github_actions_runner — version 0.8.0 Jan 18th 2022

PDK Test Unit

GitHub Actions Runner

Automatic configuration for running GitHub Actions as a service

Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  3. Development - Guide for contributing to the module

Description

This module will setup all of the files and configuration needed for GitHub Actions runner to work on Debian (Stretch and Buster) and CentOS7 hosts.

hiera configuration examples

This module supports configuration through hiera.

Creating an organization level Actions runner

github_actions_runner::ensure: present
github_actions_runner::base_dir_name: '/data/actions-runner'
github_actions_runner::package_name: 'actions-runner-linux-x64'
github_actions_runner::package_ensure: '2.277.1'
github_actions_runner::repository_url: 'https://github.com/actions/runner/releases/download'
github_actions_runner::org_name: 'my_github_organization'
github_actions_runner::personal_access_token: 'PAT'
github_actions_runner::user: 'root'
github_actions_runner::group: 'root'
github_actions_runner::instances:
  example_org_instance:
    labels:
      - self-hosted-custom

Note, your personal_access_token has to contain the admin:org permission.

Creating an additional repository level Actions runner

github_actions_runner::instances:
  example_org_instance:
    labels:
      - self-hosted-custom1
  example_repo_instance:
    repo_name: myrepo
    labels:
      - self-hosted-custom2

Note, your personal_access_token has to contain the repo permission.

Instance level overwrites

github_actions_runner::instances:
  example_org_instance:
    ensure: absent
    labels:
      - self-hosted-custom1
  example_repo_instance:
    org_name: overwritten_orgnization
    repo_name: myrepo
    labels:
      - self-hosted-custom2

Adding a global proxy and overwriting an instance level proxy

github_actions_runner::http_proxy: http://proxy.local
github_actions_runner::https_proxy: http://proxy.local
github_actions_runner::instances:
  example_org_instance:
    http_proxy: http://instance_specific_proxy.local
    https_proxy: http://instance_specific_proxy.local
    no_proxy: example.com
    labels:
      - self-hosted-custom1

Github Enterprise examples

To use the module with Github Enterprise Server, you have to define these parameters:

github_actions_runner::github_domain: "https://git.example.com"
github_actions_runner::github_api: "https://git.example.com/api/v3"

In addition to the runner configuration examples above, you can also configure runners on the enterprise level by setting a value for enterprise_name, for example:

github_actions_runner::ensure: present
github_actions_runner::base_dir_name: '/data/actions-runner'
github_actions_runner::package_name: 'actions-runner-linux-x64'
github_actions_runner::package_ensure: '2.277.1'
github_actions_runner::repository_url: 'https://github.com/actions/runner/releases/download'
github_actions_runner::enterprise_name: 'enterprise_name'
github_actions_runner::personal_access_token: 'PAT'
github_actions_runner::user: 'root'
github_actions_runner::group: 'root'
github_actions_runner::instances:

Note, your personal_access_token has to contain the admin:enterprise permission.

Update PATH used by Github Runners

By default, puppet will not modify the values that the runner scripts create when the runner is set.

In case you need to use another value of paths in the environment variable PATH, you can define through hiera. For example:

  • For all runners defined:
    github_actions_runner::path:
      - /usr/local/bin
      - /usr/bin
      - /bin
      - /my/own/path
    
  • For just a specific runner:
    github_actions_runner::instances:
      example_org_instance:
        path:
          - /usr/local/bin
          - /usr/bin
          - /bin
          - /my/own/path
        labels:
          - self-hosted-custom
    

Limitations

Tested on Debian 9 (stretch), Debian 10 (buster) and CentOS7 hosts. Full list of operating systems support and requirements are described in metadata.json file.

Development

There are a few guidelines that we need contributors to follow so that we can have a chance of keeping on top of things. For more information, see Puppet Forge module contribution guide.

License

GitHub Actions Runner is available under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See LICENSE file for more info.