Install, configure, start, and enable a web server.

Currently, Nginx and Apache are supported. They are configured as a reverse proxy to the pulpcore-api and pulpcore-content Gunicorn processes.

By default TLS will be enabled (with self-signed certificates if none are provided). An automatic redirect from http to https will take place.

Role Variables

  • pulp_webserver_server Set the webserver Pulp should use to reverse proxy with. Defaults to nginx. The other valid value is apache.
  • pulp_configure_firewall Install and configure a firewall. Valid values are auto, firewalld, and none. Defaults to auto (which is the same as firewalld, but may change in the future).
  • pulp_firewalld_zone: Define the firewalld zone to configure. Defaults to undefined, which uses the system's default zone, found in /etc/firewalld/firewalld.conf. The most common example value is public.
  • pulp_webserver_http_port: Define the HTTP port to listen on. Defaults to 80.
  • pulp_webserver_https_port: Define the HTTPS port to listen on. Defaults to 443.
  • pulp_webserver_disable_https: Whether or not HTTPS should be disabled. Defaults to false.
  • pulp_webserver_disable_hsts: Whether or not HSTS should be disabled. Defaults to false.
  • pulp_webserver_tls_cert: Relative or absolute path to the TLS (SSL) certificate one wants to import.
  • pulp_webserver_tls_key: Relative or absolute path to the TLS (SSL) key one wants to import.
  • pulp_webserver_tls_custom_ca_cert A custom CA certificate to import on the server.
  • pulp_webserver_tls_files_remote: Whether or not pulp_webserver_tls_cert, pulp_webserver_tls_key & pulp_webserver_tls_custom_ca_cert are on the webserver (true) or on the ansible management node (false). Defaults to false.
  • pulp_webserver_httpd_servername: Servername to use when deploying httpd. Defaults to ansible_fqdn.
  • pulp_webserver_static_dir absolute path where to place static files, such as for the .well-known directory for ACME (letsencrypt) files or SSL certs. This is not to be confused with the Pulp application's setting STATIC_ROOT, which is a function of Pulp itself (not the webserver) and servces a different set of files.
  • pulp_client_max_body_size: Sets the maximum allowed size of the client request body.

Plugin Webserver Configs

The installer symlinks config fragments from plugin Python packages to either nginx or apache during installation. These fragments typically provide additional url routing to either the Pulp API or Pulp Content App. pulp_ansible has an example of such configs here.

The Nginx config provides definitions for the location of the Pulp Content App and the Pulp API as pulp-api and pulp-content respectively. To route the url /pulp_ansible/galaxy/ to the Pulp API you could use this definition in a snippet like:

location /pulp_ansible/galaxy/ {
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
    proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
    # we don't want nginx trying to do something clever with
    # redirects, we set the Host: header above already.
    proxy_redirect off;
    proxy_pass http://pulp-api;

The Apache config provides variables containing the location of the Pulp Content App and the Pulp API as pulp-api and pulp-content respectively. Below is an equivalent snippet to the one above, only for Apache:

ProxyPass /pulp_ansible/galaxy http://${pulp-api}/pulp_ansible/galaxy
ProxyPassReverse /pulp_ansible/galaxy http://${pulp-api}/pulp_ansible/galaxy

Shared variables

  • ansible_python_interpreter: Required. Path to the Python interpreter.

This role is tightly coupled to the required pulp_common role, and inherits some of its variables.

  • pulp_certs_dir: Path where to generate or drop the TLS certificates. Defaults to '{{ pulp_config_dir }}/certs' .
  • pulp_install_dir: Location of a virtual environment for Pulp and its Python dependencies.
  • pulp_install_plugins (technically pulp_install_plugins_normalized). The list of plugins to install is used to inform pulp_webserver which webserver snippets to look for and use.
  • pulp_user_home: equivalent to MEDIA_ROOT from pulpcore i.e. absolute path for pulp user home.
  • pulp_content_bind Set the host the reverse proxy should connect to for the Content app. Defaults to ''.
  • pulp_api_bind Set the host the reverse proxy should connect to for the API server. Defaults to ''.