Reload on Github Push

After following this guide, the Honeydipper daemon should not pull from config repo as often as before, and it can reload when there is any change to the remote repo.

Github Integration in Honeydipper

Create a yaml file in your config repo to store the settings for github integration, and make sure it is loaded through includes in init.yaml. See the github integration reference for detail on how to config.

For example:

# integrations.yaml
    token: ENC[gcloud-kms,xxxxxx..]
    oauth_token: ENC[gcloud-kms,xxxxxx...]

By configuring the github integration, we enabled a webhook at certain url (by default, /github/push, see your infrastructure configuration for the url host and port). As of now, the Honeydipper webhook driver doesn’t support authentication using signature header, so we use a token to authenticate requests coming from github.

Config webhook in Github repo

Go to your config repo in github, click settings => webhooks, then add a webhook with the webhook url. For example,


Make sure you select “Pushes” to be sent to the configured webhook.

Configure a reloading rule

Create a yaml file in your config repo to store a rule, and make sure it is loaded through includes in one of previously loaded yaml file. The rule should look like below

# reload_on_gitpush.yaml
  - when:
        system: github
        trigger: push
        - git_repo: myorg/myconfig
          git_ref: refs/heads/master
      call_workflow: reload

Your repository name and branch name may differ.

After the rule is loaded into the Honeydipper daemon, you should be able to see from the logs, or the slack channel where the daemon is configured to set the status, that the daemon reloads configuration when there is new push to your repo. The if_match in the do section takes a list, so if you want to watch for more than one repo, just add them into the list.

Reduce the polling interval

In the configuration for your daemon, set the configCheckInterval to a longer duration. The duration is parsed using ParseDuration API, use ‘m’ suffix for minutes, ‘h’ for hours. See below for example:

# daemon.yaml
    configCheckInterval: "60m"