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web interface for Docker Compose
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What is it

Docker Compose UI is a web interface for Docker Compose.

The aim of this project is to provide a minimal HTTP API on top of Docker Compose while maintaining full interoperability with Docker Compose CLI.

The application can be deployed as a single container, there are no dependencies nor databases to install.

Compose file format compatibility matrix

Compose file format Docker Engine
3.3 17.06.0+
3.0 – 3.2 1.13.0+
2.2 1.13.0+
2.1 1.12.0+
2.0 1.10.0+
1.0 1.9.1+

Getting started

Run the following command in terminal:

docker run \
--name docker-compose-ui \
-p 5000:5000 \
-w /opt/docker-compose-projects/ \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
francescou/docker-compose-ui:1.8.0

You have to wait while Docker pulls the container from the Docker Hub: https://hub.docker.com/r/francescou/docker-compose-ui/

Then open your browser to http://localhost:5000

If you already have docker-compose installed, you can run docker-compose up and then open your browser to http://localhost:8080.

Add your own docker-compose projects

to use your own docker-compose projects run this command from the directory containing your docker-compose.yml files:

docker run \
    --name docker-compose-ui \
    -v $(pwd):$(pwd) \
    -w $(dirname $(pwd)) \
    -p 5000:5000 \
    -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
    francescou/docker-compose-ui:1.8.0

you can download my example projects into /home/user/docker-compose-ui/demo-projects/ from https://github.com/francescou/docker-compose-ui/tree/master/demo-projects

Load projects from a git repository (experimental)

docker run \
--name docker-compose-ui \
-p 5000:5000 \
-w /opt/docker-compose-projects-git/ \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock  \
-e GIT_REPO=https://github.com/francescou/docker-compose-ui.git \
francescou/docker-compose-ui:1.8.0

Note about scaling services

Note that some of the services provided by the demo projects are not "scalable" with docker-compose scale SERVICE=NUM because of published ports conflicts.

Check out this project if you are interested in scaling up and down a docker-compose service without having any down time: https://github.com/francescou/docker-continuous-deployment

Note about volumes

since you're running docker-compose inside a container you must pay attention to volumes mounted with relative paths, see Issue #6

Integration with external web console

Docker Compose UI support to lauch a console with a shell (one of /bin/bash or /bin/sh) in a given container if a suitable companion container is available, the only requirement for a web console is to support passing the container id (or name) and the command to exec as querystring parameters.

For e.g. with bitbull/docker-exec-web-console you can call http://localhost:8888/?cid={containerName}&cmd={command}, so you can pass the WEB_CONSOLE_PATTERN environment var to docker-compose-ui, that hold the pattern that will be used to build the url to load the console. Such pattern should include the {containerName} and {command} placeholders.

Example usage:

docker run \
    --name docker_exec_web_console \
    -p 8888:8888 \
    -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock  \
    -e 'CONTEXT_PATH=/web-console/' \
    bitbull/docker-exec-web-console

docker run \
    --name docker-compose-ui \
    -p 5000:5000 \
    -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock  \
    -e 'WEB_CONSOLE_PATTERN=http://localhost:8888/web-console/?cid={containerName}&cmd={command}' \
    francescou/docker-compose-ui:1.8.0

Remote docker host

You can also run containers on a remote docker host, e.g.

docker run \
    --name docker-compose-ui \
    -p 5000:5000 \
    -e DOCKER_HOST=remote-docker-host:2375 \
    francescou/docker-compose-ui:1.8.0

Docker Swarm or HTTPS Remote docker host

The project has been tested against a Docker Engines 1.12 cluster (swarm mode).

You need to add two environment properties to use an HTTPS remote docker host: DOCKER_CERT_PATH and DOCKER_TLS_VERIFY, see example by @ymote

Authenticated docker registries

If your projects require you to pull images from a private docker registry that requires authentication, you will need to provide a config.json file with the necessary configuration options to the docker-compose-ui container at /root/.docker/config.json. You can generate the file on any host by performing docker login [your private registry address] and copying the resulting file from your ~/.docker directory to where it is needed.

For example:

docker run \
    --name docker-compose-ui \
    -p 5000:5000 \
    -w /opt/docker-compose-projects/ \
    -v /home/user/.docker/config.json:/root/.docker/config.json:ro \
    francescou/docker-compose-ui:1.8.0

Technologies

Docker Compose UI has been developed using Flask (python microframework) to provide RESTful services and AngularJS to implement the Single Page Application web ui.

The application uses Docker Compose to monitor and edit the state of a set of docker compose projects (docker-compose.yml files).

API

API docs at https://francescou.github.io/docker-compose-ui/api.html

Issues

If you have any problems with or questions about this image, please open a GitHub issue on https://github.com/francescou/docker-compose-ui

License - MIT

The Docker Compose UI code is licensed under the MIT license.

Docker Compose UI: Copyright (c) 2016 Francesco Uliana. www.uliana.it/francesco

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

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Comments (5)
mmackus
3 months ago

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know .env files should now be fully supported. I've also added a simple textarea to edit env variables as well as a button to "clone" a docker-compose project.

Cheers!

docmax
a year ago

is it possible to edit the yml after its created?

alexiankoulski
a year ago

Thanks @francescou! Is there a way to point docker-compose-ui to a compose file that has a custom name, different than docker-compose.yml ?

francescou
a year ago

@alexiankoulski thanks! I guess you can, see https://docs.docker.com/compose/compose-file/#variable-substitution

alexiankoulski
2 years ago

docker-compose-ui is a great idea!
Is there a way for it to handle environment variables within the compose file? (e.g. ... ports: $APP_PORT:8080 ...)