Welcome to Deckhand’s documentation!¶
Deckhand is a document-based configuration storage service built with auditability and validation in mind. It serves as the back-end storage service for Airship.
Deckhand’s primary responsibilities include validating and storing YAML documents that are layered together to produce finalized documents, containing site configuration data, including sensitive data. Secrets can be stored using specialized secret storage management services like Barbican and later substituted into finalized or “rendered” documents.
The service understands a variety of document types, the combination of which describe the manner in which Deckhand renders finalized documents for consumption by other Airship services.