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Wickr encrypted messaging inside a Docker container
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Wickr in a Docker container


The purpose of this project is to make Wickr available on a system, through a Docker container, with the fluidity of applications natively installed.

A description of how and why this project came to be can be found at


git clone 

cd wickr


The installation script will:

  • pull Docker image
  • make local directories
  • generate SSH keys
  • create symbolic links

Alternatively, you can execute the commands yourself:

# open Docker container: 
#    detatched, interactive, pseudo-tty (-dit)
#  record container ID in $DID (Docker ID)
DID=$(docker run -v ~/.config/wickr/keys/:/root/.ssh/ -dit j0rg3/wickr bash)

# find IP address of new container, record in $DIP (Docker IP)
DIP=$(docker inspect $DID | grep IPAddress | cut -d '"' -f 4)

# pause for one second to allow container's SSHD to come online
sleep 1

# SSH into container and execute Wickr
ssh -oStrictHostKeyChecking=no -oUserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null -oIdentityFile=~/.config/wickr/keys/docker-wickr-keys -X $DIP wickr-me

# close container if Wickr is closed; must logout first
docker kill $DID


The commands contained in the 'wickr' script:

DID=$(docker run -v ~/.config/wickr/keys/:/root/.ssh/ -dit j0rg3/wickr bash) && \
DIP=$(docker inspect $DID | grep IPAddress | cut -d '"' -f 4) && \ 
ssh -oStrictHostKeyChecking=no -oUserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null -oIdentityFile=~/.config/wickr/keys/docker-wickr-keys -X $DIP wickr-me && \
docker kill $DID


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