PactFlow On-Premises Architecture
- An application server capable of running Docker
- PostgreSQL database
- SAML IDP for SSO
- PactFlow license file
- Deploy to a service designed for Docker container orchestration (ECS, Fargate, Kubernetes etc.)
Example AWS deployment using ECS
The PactFlow On-Premises application is distributed as a Docker image. It is based on the open source Pact Broker, which is a Ruby application.
Application user requirements
The PactFlow application does not need any elevated privileges to run. It runs under the user
The PactFlow application runs on port
9292 by default. This can be configured by setting the PACTFLOW_HTTP_PORT environment variable.
A healthcheck endpoint for use by a Docker container managment service is available at
http://<HOST>/diagnostic/status/heartbeat. No authentication is required. This endpoint does not make a connection to the database.
If the healthcheck is running from inside the container, make sure to use the port defined in the environment variable
$PACTFLOW_HTTP_PORT, which defaults to 9292. You can use
wget to perform the healthcheck request.
An example healthcheck configuration for Docker Compose:
test: ["CMD", "wget", "-nv", "-t1", "--spider", "http://localhost:9292/diagnostic/status/heartbeat"]
To check the connection to the database, use the endpoint
/diagnostic/status/dependencies. This endpoint should not be used by Docker container managment services, as unrelated database issues might cause the Docker container to churn.
PactFlow on-premises version requires a license file to run. Contact us if you have not received one when your account was setup. See the section on licenses for installation instructions.