MOJ technical guidance
This site documents some of the technical decisions that the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has made for the products we operate.
It complements the Service Manual, which covers service design more broadly.
Security guidance is an accompanying source of security-specific guidance.
- Avoiding code freezes
- Documenting how your service is supported
- Documenting owners of infrastructure
- How to host services
- How to get, register or manage a domain name
- Naming domains
- Supporting services out of hours
- Reserving infrastructure capacity
The security guidance should be read together with this technical guidance.
Adding new guidance
Create a new Markdown file that follows this pattern, add a link to it from this page, and make a pull request:
--- title: The Title of Your Page last_reviewed_on: 2020-08-05 review_in: 3 months --- # The Title of Your Page Introduction of a couple of paragraphs to explain why the thing you're writing about is important. The [title should probably be a verb, not a noun][good-services-are-verbs] (e.g. “Storing source code”, not “Code repositories”). [good-services-are-verbs]: https://designnotes.blog.gov.uk/2015/06/22/good-services-are-verbs-2/ ## User needs Why do we do this thing? Who is it helping? ## Principles What broad approaches do we follow when we do this thing? ## Tools What specific bits of software (commercial or open source) do we use to help us do this thing?
The service manual has some useful information on learning about and writing user needs.