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Ayan Banerjee
Ayan Banerjee

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MediDoc: Update 4 - Deployment

Deploying Django with the Digital Ocean Apps Platform was fairly straightforward. Overall, I followed this video with some minor changes to suit my needs:

Changes I made:

  1. If I let Django generate the secret key using get_random_secret_key() function, users have to login every time I made some code changes leading to a bad experience. Thus, I hardcode it in an environment variable.
  2. I also have another environment variable IS_POST (default to False) which is used to control the static file hosting.
  3. Since in MediDoc users can upload media, I also had to create DigitalOcean spaces and add the following configuration variables to my file.
    DEFAULT_FILE_STORAGE = 'storages.backends.s3boto3.S3Boto3Storage'
    AWS_S3_REGION_NAME = 'nyc3'
        'CacheControl': 'max-age=86400',
    AWS_LOCATION = 'media'
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In the end, I have the following environment variables:
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Check out the deployment here:

Try It Out

To try it out, please create a patient account here and a medical account here (note that admin has to approve the medical accounts, so please wait a bit!).

Alternatively, you can use the following demo medical accounts:

  • devto-hospital
  • devto-diag
  • devto-pharmacy

And the patient account:

  • devto-patient

Password for all of them is: medidocpass@abc

Let me know what you think!

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