Coder with Docker has the following advantages:
- Simple installation (everything is on a single box)
- Workspace images are easily configured
- Workspaces share resources for burst operations
Note that the below steps are only supported on a Linux distribution. If on macOS, please run Coder via the standalone binary.
- A Linux machine
- A running Docker daemon
Run Coder with Docker.
export CODER_DATA=$HOME/.config/coderv2-docker export DOCKER_GROUP=$(getent group docker | cut -d: -f3) mkdir -p $CODER_DATA docker run --rm -it \ -v $CODER_DATA:/home/coder/.config \ -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \ --group-add $DOCKER_GROUP \ ghcr.io/coder/coder:latest
This will use Coder's tunnel and built-in database. See our Docker documentation for other configuration options such as running on localhost, using docker-compose, and external PostgreSQL.
In new terminal, install Coder in order to connect to your deployment through the CLI.
curl -L https://coder.com/install.sh | sh
coder login <access url>and follow the interactive instructions to create your user.
Pull the "Docker" example template using the interactive
coder templates init:
coder templates init cd docker
Push up the template with
coder templates create
Open the dashboard in your browser to create your first workspace:
Then navigate to
Templates > docker > Create Workspace
Now wait a few moments for the workspace to build... After the first build, the image is cached and subsequent builds will take a few seconds.
Your workspace is ready to go!
Open up a web application or SSH in.
If you want to modify the Docker image or template, edit the files in the previously created
./dockerdirectory, then run
coder templates push.
You can use a remote Docker host in 2 ways.
Ensure you have an externally-reachable
CODER_ACCESS_URL set. See
troubleshooting templates for more
See Docker's official documentation to Manage Docker as a non-root user.