This document contains additional tips for working with dribdat.
Guidance to common errors is listed below. For more background references, see the README.
There is an Embed button in the event page and in the admin which provides you with code for an IFRAME that just contains the hexagrid. If you would like to embed the entire application, and find it more intuitive to hide the navigation, add
?clean=1 to the URL. To also hide the top header, use
?minimal=1. You might also invoke the dribdat API to pull data from the platform.
Dark Bootswatch themes do not play well with the navbar-light component used in our layout (
nav.html). Override the styles by hand using the
DRIBDAT_CSS_URL environment variable.
Cannot determine SSO callback for app registration? Try this:
<my server url>/oauth/<my provider>/authorized
Where the provider is
Here is an example of how to configure your own S3 provider (i.e. not Amazon) for serving files:
S3_BUCKET=my-bucket-a1bc2d3f4g S3_FOLDER=dribdat4uri S3_ENDPOINT=https://my-bucket-a1bc2d3f4g.s3.provider.com S3_HTTPS=https://my-bucket-a1bc2d3f4g.https.provider.com S3_KEY=BC7CH3CNMVERYSECRET S3_SECRET=abCdEfGhIjKlMnOpQr
Make sure to provide an HTTPS link, as normally you would like to be able to show uploaded files, not just store them. This may require setting permissions and CORS settings accordingly with your provider. We have tested this set up with Linode Object Storage, Exascale, Bucketeer and others.
Create a user account if you do not already have one. From the console, run
./manage.py shell then to promote to admin and/or reset the password of a user called "admin":
u = User.query.filter(User.username=='admin').first() u.is_admin = True u.set_password('Ins@nEl*/c0mpl3x') u.save()
In local deployment, you will need to upgrade the database using
./manage.py db upgrade.
On Heroku, a deployment process called Release runs automatically. Note also the Socialize process which is used for refreshing user profiles.
If you get errors like ERROR [alembic.env] Can't locate revision identified by 'aa969b4f9f51', your migration history is out of sync. You can set
FORCE_MIGRATE to 1 when you run releases, however changes to the column sizes and other schema details will not be deployed. Instead, it is better to verify the latest schema specifications in the
migrations folder, fix anything that is out of sync, and then update the alembic version, e.g.:
alter table projects alter column webpage_url type character varying(2048); insert into alembic_version values ('7c3929047190')
A handy parameter is
--sql which shows just the SQL code you can also apply manually to fix your database. See also further instructions in the
There were issues in upgrading your instance that may require a manual SQL entry. Try running these commands in your
ALTER TYPE activity_type ADD VALUE 'boost'; ALTER TYPE activity_type ADD VALUE 'review';
Some development scenarios and OAuth testing requires SSL. To use this in development with self-signed certificates (you will get a browser warning), start the server with
./manage.py run --cert=adhoc
You can test SSO providers in this way by adding
OAUTHLIB_INSECURE_TRANSPORT=true to your environment (do not use in production!)
The project has so far mostly been developed on Fedora and Ubuntu Linux. Users on Alpine, BSD and other distributions are welcome to share their experience with us in the Issues. Some additional system packages are needed for a successful local (non-Docker) deployment.
E.g. for Alpine or Ubuntu (apt instead of apk):
apk add libxml2-dev libxslt-dev libffi-dev rust cargo
You are missing development headers for Python. For example, in Fedora Linux run:
sudo dnf install libffi-devel python3-devel
manage.py socialize users to restore the profile images. This is due to a change in the way they are stored, to make the profile more flexible.
manage.py shell and run a command like this to remove all non-admin, inactive, non-SSO users with zero drib-scores:
from dribdat.user.models import User for pp in User.query.filter_by(is_admin=False, active=False, sso_id=None): if pp.activity_count == 0 and len(pp.roles) == 0 and len(pp.posted_challenges()) == 0: pp.delete()