Getting Ready for Automatic Updates in Drupal core


  • Ted Bowman

Too many Drupal sites are not being kept up to date and running versions of Drupal core that have known security issues. Do you know if all your Drupal sites are on secure versions of Drupal core?
Solving this problem is one of the main reasons the Automatic Updates Initiative was launched. Automatic Updates is now a soon be stable contrib module in Drupal core and is planned to be added to one of the first release of Drupal 10. This session will help you familiarize yourself with this module and how it can be used to help you keep your Drupal sites secure.

Because Automatic Updates requires updating your site’s active codebase not every site will be able to use the module on their live site. We will review under what hosting conditions you will be able to use the module and how you can use the module locally or in a development environment to make updating Drupal core easier.

We will also explore how developers can extend the module to run site specific checks to ensure your site will be ready to update, validate an in-progress update and react to a completed update. In addition we will look at how developers directly can use the projects that Automatic Updates is built upon in powerful ways.

Who Should Attend

  • Back-end Developers
  • Site Builders
  • Sys Admins


Some basic knowledge of Drupal