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Site Wide Alert

Members of the Federalist dev team can update Federalist to display a banner explaining any maintenance, bugs, or degradation that users should be aware of. This is done by setting values in a user provided service.

Setting A Site Wide Alert

To set a site wide alert, target the Federalist production space and run the following on the command line:

cf uups federalist-site-wide-error -p '{
  "HEADING": "There is an error",
  "BODY": "We are working on it"

Once the user provided service is updated, the app will need to be restaged. Restaging the app will result in downtime, so it is recommended that instead a zero-downtime-deploy is run. The easiest way to do this is by re-building the main branch in CI.

Also, note the the BODY parameter in the user provided service may contain HTML tags to allow for the inclusion of links, bulleted lists, etc.

Removing A Site Wide Alert

To remove a site wide alert, first update the user provided service to contain no header or body:

cf uups federalist-site-wide-error -p '{
  "HEADING": "",
  "BODY": ""

After updating the user provided service, restage or rebuild the application as described in the instructions for setting a site wide alert above.