Atlassian CloudFormation Forge is a tool for the creation and administration of CloudFormation stacks of Atlassian products, for users without physical access to the underlying AWS services.
The IT Operations team at Atlassian built this tool internally to allow product teams to manage their own instances of Confluence, Jira, and Crowd without having access to the AWS console itself
Forge can manage Cloudformation instances of Jira Data Center, Confluence Data Center and Crowd Data Center. You can perform the following actions:
Forge can be downloaded here: https://bitbucket.org/atlassian/atl-cfn-forge/src/master/
Forge is deployed using the Cloudformation template in the Forge repository.
The template creates:
Forge currently stores some configuration parameters in:
These can all be modified, but forge.properties will be overwritten by the values in the template if you recreate the Forge node.
We have enabled simple Google analytics to get an idea of how many people are using Forge.
Analytics can be disabled in the Cloudformation template. If analytics are disabled after Forge is created, spin down to 0 nodes using the template and back up to 1 to apply the change.
Forge can use SAML authentication to define who can perform which actions, on which instances, in which regions.
For more information on how to enable SAML, see https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/KB/Forge%3A+enabling+SAML
Generally, Forge needs the stacks to have been updated or created with the templates in the atlassian-aws-deployment repository, or the Quickstarts. We are in the process of adding functionality for you to specify your own template repository, so you can use your own templates.
Atlassian CloudFormation Forge is not supported by Atlassian. It is provided as is.
More detailed information about Forge, and migrating to AWS CloudFormation in general, is provided in this video.
Denise UnterwurzacherAtlassian Team
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