We are going to use Seed to automate our serverless deployments and manage our environments.

Start by signing up for a free account here.

Create new Seed account screenshot

Let’s Create your first project.

Create your first Seed project screenshot

Now to add your project, select GitHub as your git provider. You’ll be asked to give Seed permission to your GitHub account.

Select Git provider screenshot

Select the repo we’ve been using so far.

Seed deploys to your AWS account on your behalf. You should create a separate IAM user with exact permissions that your project needs. You can read more about this here. But for now we’ll simply use the one we’ve used in this tutorial.

Run the following command.

$ cat ~/.aws/credentials

The output should look something like this.

aws_access_key_id = YOUR_IAM_ACCESS_KEY
aws_secret_access_key = YOUR_IAM_SECRET_KEY

Fill these in and click Create.

Select GitHub repo screenshot

Click on your newly created project.

Click on new Seed project screenshot

You’ll notice we have two stages (environments) set up by default. Our dev stage is hooked up to master. This means that any commits to master will trigger a build in dev.

Click on dev.

Stages in Seed project screenshot

You’ll see that the stage is waiting to be deployed.

Dev stage in Seed project screenshot

However, before we do that, we’ll need to add our secret environment variables.