How to deploy the Fauna DB Boilerplate

The Fauna DB Boilerplate helps you to deploy and manage an application integrated with Fauna on the edge. The template includes the creation of a static interface to facilitate you to create, retrieve, update, and delete items in your collections.


Requirements

Before using this template, you need to:

  1. Access Console > Account menu
  2. Select the Billing & Subscriptions option.
  3. Select the Subscriptions tab.
  4. Activate the switch for each module.

Getting the template

To get the Fauna DB Boilerplate, access Azion Console and click the + Create button on the homepage.

This will open a modal where you can select Templates > Fauna DB Boilerplate card.


Setting up the template

In the configuration form, you must provide the information to configure your new application. Fill in the presented fields.

Fields identified with an asterisk are mandatory.

  1. Connect Azion with your GitHub account.
  • A pop-up window will open to confirm the installation of the Azion GitHub App, a tool that connects your GitHub account with Azion’s platform.
  • Define your permissions and repository access as desired.
  1. Select the Git Scope to work with.
  2. Define a name for your edge application.
  • The bucket for storage and the edge function will use the same name.
  • Use a unique and easy-to-remember name. If the name has already been used, the platform returns an error message.
  1. Enter your Fauna DB Secret Key * to authorize the connection with your database.
  2. Click the Deploy button to start the deployment process.

During the deployment, you’ll be able to follow the process through a window showing off the logs. When it’s complete, the page shows information about the application and some options to continue your journey.

Key configurations

By deploying this template, the script creates:

  • An edge application to run your project and manage all your settings.
  • An Azion domain to access your edge application. You can also set up a custom domain to run on this edge application.
  • An edge function containing custom logic.
  • A GitHub repository for your project. The repository includes a GitHub Action that, by being activated, guarantees a continuous deployment workflow.
  • A static interface, based on HTML, to manage the database.

Managing your database collection

You can use the Azion domain to access it through the browser and interact with it through the static interface that was created.

By using this interface, you’re able to create, retrieve, update, and delete items in your Posts collection, which is now linked to this new application. To do so, the interface provides an input area and icon buttons to manage your data as required.

All changes will be reflected on your application and your Fauna database as well.


Managing the template

Considering that this initial setup may not be optimal for your specific edge application, all settings can be customized any time you need by using Azion Console.

To manage and edit your edge application’s settings, proceed as follows:

  1. Access Azion Console.
  2. On the upper-left corner, select Products menu > Edge Application.
  • You’ll be redirected to the Edge Application page. It lists all the edge applications you’ve created.
  1. Find the edge application related to the Fauna DB Boilerplate and select it.
  • The list is organized alphabetically. You can also use the search bar located in the upper-left corner of the list; currently, it filters only by Application Name.

After selecting the edge application you’ll work on, you’ll be directed to a page containing all the settings you can configure.

Adding a custom domain

The edge application created during the deployment has an assigned Azion domain to make it accessible through the browser. The domain has the following format: xxxxxxxxxx.map.azionedge.net/. However, you can add a custom domain for users to access your edge application through it.

go to Domains reference

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