Delete a hub#

If you’d like to delete a hub, there are a few steps that we need to take:

1. Manage existing data#

The existing data should either be migrated to another place or should be deleted, depending on what has been aggreed to with the Community Representative.

If the data should be migrated from the hub before decommissioning, then make sure that a 2i2c Engineer has access to the destination in order to complete the data migration.

The sub-sections below cover both scenarios.

1.1. Migrate data#

1.1.1 Backup the hub database#

Backup the jupyterhub.sqlite database off the hub.

1.1.2. Backup the home directory contents.#

Especially if we think that users will want this information in the future (or if we plan to re-deploy a hub elsewhere).

1.2. Delete data#

Delete user home directories using the deployer exec-homes-shell option.

deployer exec-homes-shell <cluster_name> <hub_name>

This should get you a shell with the home directories of all the users on the given hub. Delete all user home directories with:

cd home
rm -rf *

2. Remove the hub values file#

Without removing the values file from the repository first, the hub could be redeployed by any merged PR that triggers our CI/CD pipeline.

Open a PR that removes the appropriate config/clusters/<cluster_name>/<hub_name>.values.yaml file, and removes the associated hub entry from the config/clusters/<cluster_name>/cluster.yaml file. A complete list of relevant files can be found under the appropriate entry in the associated cluster.yaml file.

Steps 3 and 4 can be actioned while this PR is reviewed and merged.

3. Delete the Helm release#

In the appropriate cluster, run:

helm --namespace <hub-name> delete <hub-name>

4. Delete the kubernetes namespace#

In the appropriate cluster, run:

kubectl delete namespace <hub-name>

to cleanup any possible leftovers that step (4) missed

5. Delete the OAuth application#

Auth0 OAuth application#

For each hub that uses Auth0, we create an Application in Auth0. There is a limited number of Auth0 applications available, so we should delete the one used by this hub when it’s done. You should be able to see the list of applications if you login to auth0 with your 2i2c google account.

GitHub OAuth application#

For each hub that uses the JupyterHub GitHubOAuthenticator, we create a GitHub OAuth Application. You should be able to see the list of applications created under the 2i2c GitHub org and delete the one created for the hub that’s being decommissioned.

The naming convention followed when creating these apps is: `<cluster_name>-<hub_name>.

CILogon OAuth application#

Similarly, for each hub that uses CILogon, we dynamically create an OAuth client application in CILogon using the cilogon_app.py script. Use the script to delete this CILogon client when a hub is removed:

You’ll need to get all clients with:

python3 deployer/cilogon_app.py get-all

And then identitify the client of the hub and delete based on its id with:

python3 deployer/cilogon_app.py delete --id cilogon:/client_id/<id>