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Docker scripts to run your own Taiga.

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By far the easiest way of setting up Taiga in Docker is by running the script. So, if you just want to run it and you just don't care about what happens underneath, just run that script.

There's a catch. The API url has to be specified. Taiga frontend is javascript, so, we have to inject the value of the hostname where taiga-back runs. We can do that by defining an environment variable

    export API_NAME=boot2docker

For example, it will make the requests to http://boot2docker:8000/api/v1/... If you don't define this variable the script will assume it's localhost (if you're using boot2docker it will not work).

If you want to run the frontend manually, this is the command:

    docker run -d --name taiga-front -p 80:80 -e API_NAME=$API_NAME --link taiga-back:taiga-back ipedrazas/taiga-front

Once you've successfully installed Taiga start a web browser and point it to http://localhost or http://boot2docker. You should be greeted by a login page. The administrators username is admin, and the password is 123123.

If you cannot authenticate, probably is that the API_NAME has not been set properly.

There is another script that you can use to start your taiga containers once the installation has been succesful. You don't have to run it after the setup, just after stopping the containers.


We run a container based on the original image provided by PostgreSQL

docker run -d --name postgres  postgres

Note about Volumes

If you try to mount volumes in OSX using boot2docker you will see that it does not work. This is known problem and it only affects OSX. There's a solution though. You might want to extend the postgres docker image and add this line:

RUN usermod -u 1000 postgres

This change will fix the permission problem when mounting a volume.

To initialise the database

docker run -it --link postgres:postgres --rm postgres sh -c "su postgres --command 'createuser -h "'$POSTGRES_PORT_5432_TCP_ADDR'" -p "'$POSTGRES_PORT_5432_TCP_PORT'" -d -r -s taiga'"

docker run -it --link postgres:postgres --rm postgres sh -c "su postgres --command 'createdb -h "'$POSTGRES_PORT_5432_TCP_ADDR'" -p "'$POSTGRES_PORT_5432_TCP_PORT'" -O taiga taiga'";

If you want to access the database, run the following container:

docker run -it --link postgres:postgres --rm postgres sh -c 'exec psql -h "$POSTGRES_PORT_5432_TCP_ADDR" -p "$POSTGRES_PORT_5432_TCP_PORT" -U postgres'

Once you are in psql you can check that indeed our user & database have been created:

# To list the users defined in our system use the following command
# To list the databases, the command is


Before running our backend, we have to populate our database, to do so, Taiga provides a regenerate script that creates all the tables and even some testing data

# pull the image
docker pull ipedrazas/taiga-back

# regenerate tables
docker run -it --rm --link postgres:postgres ipedrazas/taiga-back bash

Once the database has been populated, we can start our Django application:

docker run -d -p 8000:8000 --name taiga-back --link postgres:postgres ipedrazas/taiga-back


Finally, we run the frontend

    # pull the image
    docker pull ipedrazas/taiga-front

    # run the frontend
    docker run -d -p 80:80 --link taiga-back:taiga-back --volumes-from taiga-back ipedrazas/taiga-front

The frontend needs to know the URL of the backend. Those settings are specified in the frontend/conf.json file. You can modify them and re-add them into the image by using a volume

    docker run -d -p 80:80 --link taiga-back:taiga-back -v "$(pwd)"/frontend/conf.json:/taiga/js/conf.json:ro ipedrazas/taiga-front

What's next?

The docker compose file needs some love and care but the next is to add RabbitMQ and the Taiga events plugged in.

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