Ansible: Execute and Manage Playbooks
This Ansible integration allows users to execute Ansible playbooks and run other Ansible modules or commands directly from the Stonebranch Universal Automation Center (UAC). Key Features: Manage Ansible task execution through the intuitive Universal Controller user interface. Ansible playbooks can either be centrally stored and maintained in the Universal Controller script library, or Universal Controller can call the relevant playbook residing in the Ansible host. This integration also enables the execution of other Ansible commands.
Git is a free and open-source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. This Universal Extension provides the capability to securely automate the synchronization of your local repositories with the cloud or internal repository servers. The Universal Extension for Git allows to securely sync a branch from a remote repository to a local one. Key Features: Cloning a repository locally if it does not exist. If the local repository exists, then a pull request is issued to get the latest changes from the remote repository branch Authentication: HTTP/ HTTPS Basic Authentication HTTP/ HTTPS Access Token SSH
GitHub: Automated Import/Export
This integration empowers developers to use GitHub as their version control system. Users will automate the transfer of any workload object — such as tasks, calendars, scripts, and triggers — to and from GitHub. Often, this integration is used to support the development process, inclusive of propagating changes to the next environment, such as QA and Development. Support the automation of the DevOps process by integrating the Stonebranch Universal Automation Center (UAC) with GitHub. Key Features: Import any Universal Controller (UC) object from GitHub into UC. For example: import a new template from the GitHub Marketplace into UC. Import any UC object from a script file into UC. For example: support for no internet connection from UC to GitHub. Export any UC object to GitHub from UC. For example: export a developed Universal Template to a GitHub repository. Export any UC object to a script object. The content of the script later can be used to import it on a Controller without needing the UAC import functionality. Support UC customers, whether SaaS or on-premises. Additional Information: Objects integrated with GitHub include Linux/Unix, Windows, and web service tasks. File operations are performed using the PyGithub module. This task supports Universal Agents for both Linux and Windows operating systems. Users can select different log-levels, e.g., info or debug. All passwords are encrypted using UC credentials. What's new in V 1.1.25With this release minor bugs are fixed.
Terraform is an infrastructure as code tool that lets you define cloud and on-prem resources in human-readable configuration files that you can version, reuse, and share. You can then use a consistent workflow to provision and manage your infrastructure throughout its lifecycle. This integration allows users to create tasks that execute terraform commands. Typically, it can be used for Use Cases where UAC acts as an orchestrator for resource provisioning, and Terraform needs to be used to provide those resources. Key Features: This Universal Extension provides the following key features: Init Terraform (Supports upgrade option) Plan Terraform (Supports Refresh-only planning mode) Apply Terraform Destroy Terraform What's New v 1.0.1 This new release gives the capability to pass UAC credentials from the template into the terraform variable file and to be used in the terraform execution.
Jenkins: Start and Trigger Workflows
This integration improves the functionality of Jenkins when orchestrated from the Stonebranch Universal Automation Center. It encourages collaboration by enabling the well-controlled and automated deployment of applications over to the operations side. Key Features: UAC communicates with Jenkins through the Python Jenkins module. Jenkins can make REST API calls to the Stonebranch Universal Controller (UC) to trigger any task or workflow. This task can trigger or start an existing build job in Jenkins. The UC will monitor the build execution in Jenkins until completion, then send the build results to the UC. With this task, users can create a building job in Jenkins from the UC. Any Jenkins build job definitions in XML will be stored centrally in the UC. It offers the functionality to fetch the Jenkins job build information and list running build info in Jenkins from UC. Enable/disable Jenkins jobs and nodes and delete/copy/rename Jenkins jobs from UC. When users list the installed plugins in Jenkins, a plugin install can be triggered from the UC. Set the next build info for Jenkins to build jobs.
Microsoft Visual Studio: Code Extension
The Microsoft Visual Studio Code Extension for the Universal Integration Platform (UIP) enhances the development experience of creating and working with Universal Extensions. This extension allows users to develop their own Universal Extensions within Visual Studio. To access this extension, download it directly from the Visual Studio Marketplace. Download NowKey Features: Provides an IDE wrapper for the uip-cli command line utilityQuickly prototype Extensions using starter Extension TemplatesBuild and upload Extensions and/or Universal TemplatesPull the latest Universal Template source files from the ControllerDownload the full Universal Template packageDebug Extensions locally without the need of Agent and Controller Note: End user often pair this extension with version control systems like Git or GitHub. In addition, if you prefer coding automated jobs and workflows, take a look at the jobs-as-code extension.
UAC Utility: Jobs-as-Code (JaC)
The Stonebranch Jobs-as-Code (JaC) Universal Extension automates task and workflow delivery pipelines in which the job configuration is managed as code. This approach allows developers to create and manage job configurations using DevOps methodologies — complete with version control, testing, and continuous integration. The extension is configurable, allowing end-users to create jobs-as-code using the integrated development environment (IDE) of choice.The extension integrates with an external version control system (Gitlab or Github), which stores the corresponding job definitions.Integrating with existing delivery pipelines, jobs can be stored on the external git repository and/or imported.Universal Automation Center (UAC) job definitions may be created through the Universal Controller (UC) user interface or as code in a development environment. Key Features:Query UAC definitions based on a variety of selection criteria. This feature can be used as a dry-run before exporting or importing to/from a Git repository.Export selected UAC Definitions to a Git Repository. After the export, this repository can be used as a backup or as a basis for developer collaboration on top of a source version control system.Import back to Universal Controller, UAC Definitions stored already in a Git repository. For UC version 7.3, or higher, the import feature can be triggered by using webhooks. GitLab and GitHub providers are supported.Total count of the selected/exported/imported UAC definitions.Detailed table representation of the exported/imported UAC definitions. What's New v1.0.1This new release provides a fix for the deletion of UC definitions via Webhook. It applies in action "Import from Git Repository" for the scenario where the Jobs As Code task instance is configured to remove UC definitions, and is triggered via a configured Universal Event.