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BUCC (BOSH, UAA, Credhub and Concourse) BUCC CI

The bucc command line utility allows for easy bootstrapping of the BUCC stack (Bosh Uaa Credhub and Concourse). Which is the starting point for many deployments.

Install the bucc-cli

Prepare the Environment

  1. Install BOSH CLI v2.0.1+ and dependencies.

  2. Optionally install direnv

  3. Clone this repository

git clone
cd bucc
source .envrc # if not using direnv

Boot your BUCC VM

Choose your cpi:

bucc up --help
  --cpi      Cloud provider: [aws, virtualbox, gcp, docker-desktop, softlayer, openstack, azure, docker, vsphere]
  --lite     Created bosh will use the warden cpi with garden runc
  --recreate Recreate VM in deployment, also when there are no changes
  --debug    Show arguments passed to 'bosh create-env'

  Optional cpi specific flags:
    aws: --auto-assign-public-ip --lb-target-groups --security-groups --spot-instance
    virtualbox: --remote
    gcp: --ephemeral-external-ip --service-account --target-pool
    softlayer: --cpi-dynamic
    openstack: --custom-ca --disk-az --dns --floating-ip --ignore-server-availability-zone --keystone-v2 --ntp --root-disk-size --trusted-certs
    azure: --load-balancer --managed-disks
    docker: --unix-sock
    vsphere: --dns --resource-pool

From the repo root run:

$ bucc up --lite

To delete your VM run:

$ bucc down

(Optional) Add a Certificate for Concourse

By default, BUCC will generate self-signed certificates for all components. If you would like to add a true certificate for the Concourse web interface, follow these steps:

  1. Generate a certificate with the domain name you wish to use for Concourse. This is easily done with Let's Encrypt if you don't have another option.
  2. Add a variable to vars.yml file with the domain name you chose:
  3. Add your certificate to vars.yml as follows:
       ca: |
         -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
         -----END CERTIFICATE-----
       certificate: |
         -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
         -----END CERTIFICATE-----
       private_key: |
         -----BEGIN PRIVATE KEY-----
         -----END PRIVATE KEY-----
  4. Add the intermediate certificate to vars.yml as follows:
    concourse_ca_certs: |
      -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
      -----END CERTIFICATE-----
  5. Run bucc with the flags --concourse-lb and --concourse-ca-certs

Using BUCC

Using BOSH

$ source <(bucc env) # should not be necessary when using direnv

$ bosh alias-env bucc
  Using environment '' as client 'admin'

  Name               bosh
  UUID               94e87b44-a7eb-4b67-a568-52553f87cd6e
  Version            268.6.0 (00000000)
  Director Stemcell  ubuntu-xenial/170.9
  CPI                warden_cpi
  Features           compiled_package_cache: disabled
                     config_server: enabled
                     local_dns: enabled
                     power_dns: disabled
                     snapshots: disabled
  User               admin


$ bosh vms
  Using environment '' as client 'admin'


Using UAA

  1. Use UAA
$ bucc uaa

  installing uaa cli '0.0.1' into: /Users/dcarter/fun/tryagain/bucc/bin/
  Target set to
  Access token successfully fetched and added to context.

$ uaa get-client admin
    "client_id": "admin",
    "scope": [
    "resource_ids": [
    "authorized_grant_types": [
    "authorities": [
    "lastModified": 1549969159011 .

Using Credhub

$ source <(bucc env) # should not be necessary when using direnv

$ bucc credhub
Setting the target url:
Login Successful

$ credhub api

$ credhub generate -t password --name test
  id: 63947a28-ee47-4d3c-9320-7972c70ec431
  name: /test
  type: password
  value: <redacted>
  version_created_at: "2019-02-10T13:35:06Z"

Using Concourse

Via the GUI

To get the login details for your concourse GUI run:

bucc info

With Fly

$ bucc fly

  logging in to team 'main'

  target saved
  Example fly commands:
    fly -t bucc pipelines
    fly -t bucc builds

$ fly -t bucc pipelines
  name  paused  public

Backup & Restore

BUCC works with BBR.

To make a backup of your deployed BUCC vm, run:

bucc bbr backup

To recreate your environment from a backup run:

cd bucc
last_backup=$(find . -type d -regex ".+_.+Z" | sort -r | head -n1)
tar -xf ${last_backup}/bosh-0-bucc-creds.tar -C state
bucc up # clean BUCC with credentials (creds.yml) from backup
bucc bbr restore --artifact-path=${last_backup}

Support for air-gapped environments

To use bucc in an offline environment run:

bucc offline --cpi virtualbox --lite --destination /tmp/offline
# copy /tmp/offline/bucc-*.tgz to your offline envrionment
tar -xf bucc-*.tgz && bucc
./bin/bucc up

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