Configure and deploy Comply in an online environment

The Comply installation process creates a Kubernetes cluster and installs the application on that cluster.

Before you begin
Follow the instructions to install Puppet Application Manager.
  1. In Puppet Application Manager, upload your Comply license and follow the prompts.
    You’ll be guided through the process of setting up SSL certificates, uploading a license, and checking to make sure your infrastructure meets Comply system requirements.
    Note: The license file is issued by Puppet. If you do not have a license file, contact your Puppet representative. You must also agree to our license agreement. If your licence terms update, for example the expiry date or number of licensed nodes, upload your updated license file to Puppet Application Manager.
  2. To configure your installation, click Config.
    1. In the Hostname field, enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) that you want to use to access Comply.

      For example, this could be the name of the node you have installed Comply on. If you choose to use an FQDN that is different from the name of this node, you must configure your domain name system (DNS) to resolve the FQDN to the IP address of the Comply node.

    2. Configure any other settings on the page relevant to your installation.
    3. When you have finished making any necessary changes to the configuration, click Continue.
  3. Monitor the new version's preflight checks. The Running Checks indicator is shown on the screen while your system is checked to make sure your cluster meets minimum system requirements. When the preflight check is complete:
    • If the status is Checks Failed, click View preflights. Correct the issues and click Re-run. Repeat this step as needed.
      Important: Do not move on until all preflight checks pass.
    • If the status is Ready to Deploy, move on to the next step.
  4. Once the version is ready to deploy, click Deploy. On the Application tab, monitor the application for readiness.
    The application's status is shown as Unavailable for several minutes while deployment is underway.
    Tip: You can monitor the deployment's progress by running kubectl get pods --watch.

    When the deployment is complete, the application status changes to Ready.

  5. Installation is now complete! Navigate to https://<COMPLY-HOSTNAME> using the name of the FQDN you created in step 4a and sign into Comply using the following default credentials:

    Username: comply | Password: compliance

    Once you have signed in, set a new password and make a careful note of these credentials.

What to do next
Install the comply module.