Modernisation Platform Runbook
The Modernisation Platform is a hosting platform where Ministry of Justice teams can host and modernise applications. It is a collection of AWS accounts, with shared networking, common security baselines and shared features such as single sign on. For more information on the platform see the user-guidance and our main modernisation-platform GitHub repository.
There are no service URLs for the platform itself, public facing services which are hosted on the platform will have their own runbooks with this information.
Incident response hours
Standard support hours 9am-4pm Monday to Friday Out of hours support 7am-10pm including Weekends and Bank Holidays (Critical incidents only)
Incident contact details
Standard support hours - Please post in the Slack channel #ask-modernisation-platform Out of hours support - Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Service team contact
Please post in the Slack channel #ask-modernisation-platform
The Modernisation Platform is hosted on AWS, under the Ministry of Justice AWS organisation. Support requests should be raised in the account that they affect, see here how to raise a support request.
Main GitHub repository - https://github.com/ministryofjustice/modernisation-platform
Automated alerts will appear in the #modernisation-platform-alarms channel.
Impact of an outage
If the Modernisation Platform is down, applications hosted on the platform may not be accessible.
Issues with the following core platform services will impact users in the following ways:
|Issue||Impact||Link to relevant runbook|
|core-vpc networking or RAM share failure||Networking for the accounts under the affected business unit will fail.||TBC|
|Transit Gateway failure||Applications will not be able to communicate with the core accounts, the NAT Gateway, other business units or the wider MoJ||TBC|
|GitHub or GitHub Actions failure||Users will not be able to push code or deploy to environments||TBC|
Out of hours response
For live incidents regarding the platform, we have engineers on call from 6am - 10pm Monday - Sunday.
Consumers of this service
Applications hosted on the platform and their details can be found here. They are the “member” account types.
Restrictions on access
Access to the AWS accounts is managed via AWS SSO for users who are part of the Ministry of Justice GitHub organisation. External collaborators are detailed here. If SSO fails, platform engineers can access via the superadmin users.