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  • By Leonard Volarić Horvat
    Orchestrate a Twilio Webhook Deployment to AWS EC2 Using Ansible Orchestrate a Twilio Webhook Deployment to AWS EC2 Using Ansible

    Suppose you have a Flask application handling a Twilio webhook of yours. For instance, one which saves an SMS or a recording of a Twilio phone call to some cloud storage or a database.  For a production deployment of your webhook you would likely want to spin up a virtual machine instance in a cloud server provider, such as EC2 on AWS. But that can quickly become too cumbersome and error-prone to handle manually, especially when upgrading the application, or if you want to do some complex cloud storage schema.

    In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to use Ansible, an open-source orchestration tool, to deploy a Twilio webhook on EC2 in a maintainable and extendable manner. First we will go through core Ansible concepts, then we will write a simple Flask application (our webhook) and explain how to serve it, then we will cover provisioning an EC2 instance …

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