Test Bed production installation guide

A new guide is available to install a Test Bed instance for production use

Published on: 23/11/2020

The Interoperability Test Bed has published a new guide with step-by-step instructions on how to make a production Test Bed installation.

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When a project chooses to use the Test Bed as its conformance testing service, a key decision point for its administrators is the specific environment that will be used. DIGIT offers a shared Test Bed instance operated by the Test Bed team, that is free to use for projects supporting the delivery of cross-border public services. When using this, a project can focus on its testing needs without being concerned with the costs and effort involved in the setup and operation of a separate project-specific environment.

This approach however, although simple, is not always the most suitable for all projects. A project may in fact prefer having its own dedicated environment due to the need to access internal services, use sensitive test data, or to maintain full operational control. In this case, the project’s operational staff would need to install and operate a separate Test Bed instance on the project’s own hosting infrastructure. The process of setting up a new Test Bed instance for production purposes is now documented in the Test Bed’s new production installation guide.

Production installation guide

The Test Bed’s production installation guide, part of the Test Bed’s online guides, acts as a counterpart to the existing documentation on setting up a development environment. It extends this by addressing additional topics that would be required when the Test Bed is to be used by a community’s members for live conformance testing. Such aspects include security settings, reverse proxy configuration, and important features such as antivirus scanning and email integration. The guide can be approached sequentially as a set of step-by-step instructions, or by separately referencing each section for documentation on specific features.

Check this and the other online guides for details on all aspects of using the Test Bed to bring online your conformance testing service. Details on the Test Bed itself can be found in its Joinup space with its value proposition being a good starting point for newcomers. Finally, to remain updated of all the latest Test Bed news:

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