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This page contains information for common maintenance tasks we administrator do in Toolforge.

Is the Toolforge-specific version of the CloudVPS admin maintenance conterpart wikipage.

Admin scripts

This section contains documentation on several Toolforge-specific admin scripts we have.


This script is for the new Toolforge Kubernetes cluster.

It creates a x509 cert for a given User that can be used to auth against the k8s API. It must be executed from a control plane node.

user@tools-k8s-control-3:~$ sudo wmcs-k8s-get-cert -help
INFO: Usage of this script:
      /usr/local/sbin/wmcs-k8s-get-cert -h/--help   	- show help and exit
      /usr/local/sbin/wmcs-k8s-get-cert <svcname>   	- generate a x509 TLS cert from the kubernetes API
      /usr/local/sbin/wmcs-k8s-get-cert <svcname> -v	- same, but in verbose mode

Example usage:

user@tools-k8s-control-3:~ $ sudo -i wmcs-k8s-get-cert prometheus

NOTE: x509 certs expire in 1 year usually. See also Portal:Toolforge/Admin/Kubernetes/Certificates


This is a script for the Toolforge Kubernetes cluster, deployed to the control plane nodes.

It will give a specified tool account a service account named $tool-obs that will allow a pod running as it to have "view" access to the entire cluster. This is for building tools similar to Openstack Browser for Kubernetes.

user@tools-k8s-control-3:~$ sudo -i  # You'll want full root for k8s credentials
root@tools-k8s-control-3:~# wmcs-enable-cluster-monitor <tool-name>

If that runs successfully, you'll want to run the tool as that service account using a script like k8s_webservice.sh instead of using webservice.

Important point about using a service account: it must use the credentials mounted at /var/secrets/kubernetes.io/serviceaccount in the pod and not $HOME/.kube/config or you'll get the tool permissions instead of the $tool-obs permissions. This is largely because of invoking the pod presets to get the $HOME variable set to /data/project/$tool and the NFS mounted.

Other scripts

Other scripts you may find interesting.


This script is used to build and publish packages into aptly. More information in the packaging page.

You can locate it in the puppet tree: modules/toolforge/files/wmcs-package-build.py. It is intended to run from your laptop.