I just need to bring up a minor predicament that I need to discuss related to my job. I was assigned a task that involves removing unnecessary external web service snippets in my work place's web sites. While a seemingly simple task, I have noticed some of the snippets are placed in parts of the website that are dependent on external cloud applications that could possibly break if any changes are made. What is even more frightening is that my job does not have any real blue green deployment strategy, version control system, or testing/revision system to remap and verify new revisions will work.
With me and my team also aware of the problem, we are having strong anxiety about changing anything on the site. I did discuss with my coworkers on my team about the idea of setting up a stopgap prototype of a blue-green deployment system from my home over the weekend. However I just realized that I'm not sure if they have informed my boss of this idea and I promised to get this project ready by Monday.
Since all ip addresses are logged when people access any of the companies web services. My boss seems to have a strong aptitude of quickly judging who is accessing the services including some former coworkers. Since the project requires a site rip to complete and not being sure my boss is aware of this weekend home project.
I'm not sure if I would be breaching protocol and might get accused of stealing content or doing something in an insecure manner. (This is going to be ripped to a local MAMP apache server on my personal external hard drive which will later be transferred to my work PC.) Would it be wise to still proceed with this task from home? I don't want to disappoint my coworkers yet I don't want to break any protocol.