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Karajo is the worker that manage one or more jobs. A job is a list of commands that can triggered by timer or by HTTP request.

SourceHut is project management that can host git and Mercurial repository. A git repository in SourceHut can be configured to trigger an event, called WebHook, when user push new commits to the repository.

In this article we will dive into how to integrate the SourceHut Webhook to deploy this website automatically using Karajo when we push new commit to git repository at https://git.sr.ht/~shulhan/kilabit.info.

The karajo service that we want to setup is running on domain build.kilabit.info.

Creating new SSH key

Since we want to run the job on server, we need to create SSH key for user karajo without password,

$ ssh-keygen -t ed25519 -N'' -f /var/lib/karajo/.ssh/build@kilabit.info \
  -C build@kilabit.info
$

Create ssh config for host git.sr.ht to use the private key that we just created,

Host git.sr.ht
    User git
    IdentityFile ~/.ssh/build@kilabit.info

Add the new public key content to your SourceHut account at https://meta.sr.ht/keys.

Creating webhook on Karajo

Create a new job in /etc/karajo/job.d/webhook_kilabit-info.conf with the following content,

[job "webhook_kilabit-info"]
description = Webhook for kilabit.info.
auth_kind = sourcehut
path = /webhook_kilabit-info
command = git clone git@git.sr.ht:~shulhan/kilabit.info || true
command = git -C kilabit.info pull --rebase || true
command = git -C kilabit.info --no-pager log --max-count=1
command = make --directory=kilabit.info on-webhook

Restart the karajo service, and we will see the new job at the karajo web with status "started".

Later, the job will be triggered by sending HTTP POST to the following path: https://build.kilabit.info/karajo/api/job_exec/run/webhook_kilabit-info .

Registering webhook on SourceHut

For reference, the official SourceHut Webhook documentation is available here.

First, create new personal access token in SourceHut here.

Then, issue a POST request to SourceHut git API to register events for our repository.

For example, when using curl, create file "webhooks" that contains our webhook URL with events "repo:post-update",

$ cat webhooks
{
  "url": "https://build.kilabit.info/karajo/api/job_exec/run/webhook_kilabit-info",
  "events": [
    "repo:post-update"
  ]
}

Using that file, call curl on the repository that we want to be registered,

$ curl --json @webhooks \
  https://git.sr.ht/api/~shulhan/repos/kilabit.info/webhooks

You should get the following HTTP request,

POST /api/~shulhan/repos/kilabit.info/webhooks HTTP/1.1
Host: git.sr.ht
User-Agent: libhttp/0.55.0
Content-Length: 116
Authorization: token XXX
Content-Type: application/json
Accept-Encoding: gzip

{
  "url": "https://build.kilabit.info/karajo/api/job_exec/run/webhook_kilabit-info",
  "events": [
    "repo:post-update"
  ]
}

and the following HTTP response,

HTTP/1.1 201 CREATED
Content-Length: 167
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Security-Policy: default-src 'none'; style-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline'; img-src * data:; script-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline'; frame-ancestors 'none'
Content-Type: application/json
Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2024 09:55:48 GMT
Permissions-Policy: interest-cohort=()
Server: nginx
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains; preload
X-Clacks-Overhead: GNU Terry Pratchett

{
  "id": 33367,
  "created": "2024-06-08T09:55:48+00:00",
  "events": [
    "repo:post-update"
  ],
  "url":
"https://build.kilabit.info/karajo/api/job_exec/run/webhook_kilabit-info"
}

Testing

We can now test the webhook by pushing new commits to the repository.

If we open the karajo web user interface on the webhook_kilabit-info, we can see the first job is triggered with the following output,

2024-06-08 10:22:25 UTC job: webhook_kilabit-info: === BEGIN
2024-06-08 10:22:25 UTC job: webhook_kilabit-info:
2024-06-08 10:22:25 UTC job: webhook_kilabit-info: --- Execute  0: echo
Webhook for kilabit.info
2024-06-08 10:22:25 UTC job: webhook_kilabit-info: Webhook for kilabit.info
2024-06-08 10:22:25 UTC job: webhook_kilabit-info: === DONE
2024-06-08 10:22:25 UTC job: webhook_kilabit-info: === job:
webhook_kilabit-info: finished.

To check on SourceHut side we need to know the webhook ID and call the API to fetch the webhook deliveries.

Fetch list of webhooks that has been registered to the repository,

$ export token="token XXX"
$ curl -H "Authorization: $token" \
  https://git.sr.ht/api/~shulhan/repos/kilabit.info/webhooks \
  | jq
{
  "next": null,
  "results": [
    {
      "id": 33367,
      "created": "2024-06-08T09:55:48+00:00",
      "events": [
        "repo:post-update"
      ],
      "url": "https://build.kilabit.info/karajo/api/job_exec/run/webhook_kilabit-info"
    }
  ],
  "total": 1,
  "results_per_page": 50
}

Once we get the ID (33367 in above example), get the list of deliveries,

$ export WEBHOOK_ID=33367
$ curl -H "Authorization: $token" \
  https://git.sr.ht/api/~shulhan/repos/kilabit.info/webhooks/$WEBHOOK_ID/deliveries \
  | jq
{
  "next": null,
  "results": [
    {
      "id": "de3d0cf8-3d80-44fc-be40-3867f751af7c",
      "created": "2024-06-08T10:22:25+00:00",
      "event": "repo:post-update",
      "url": "https://build.kilabit.info/karajo/api/job_exec/run/webhook_kilabit-info",
      "payload": <TRUNCATED>
      "payload_headers": <TRUNCATED>
      "response": <TRUNCATED>
      "response_status": 200,
      "response_headers": <TRUNCATED>
    }
  ],
  "total": 1,
  "results_per_page": 50
}

That’s it.