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Fork of jupyter/minimal-notebook image based on alpine vs debian which makes it far lighter
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Minimal Jupyter Notebook Stack

Thanks to Alpine Linux, this image is 180MB smaller than the official Jupyter image based on Ubuntu (160MB vs 340MB).

What it Gives You

  • Jupyter Notebook 4.1.x
  • Conda Python 3.x
  • No preinstalled scientific computing packages
  • Unprivileged user jovyan (uid=1000, configurable, see options) in group users (gid=100) with ownership over /home/jovyan and /opt/conda
  • tini as the container entrypoint and start-notebook.sh as the default command
  • Options for HTTPS, password auth, and passwordless sudo

Basic Use

The following command starts a container with the Notebook server listening for HTTP connections on port 8888 without authentication configured.

docker run -d -p 8888:8888 show0k/alpine-miniconda-notebook

Notebook Options

You can pass Jupyter command line options through the start-notebook.sh command when launching the container. For example, to set the base URL of the notebook server you might do the following:

docker run -d -p 8888:8888 show0k/alpine-miniconda-notebook start-notebook.sh --NotebookApp.base_url=/some/path

You can sidestep the start-notebook.sh script entirely by specifying a command other than start-notebook.sh. If you do, the NB_USER and GRANT_SUDO features documented below will not work. See the Docker Options section for details.

Docker Options

You may customize the execution of the Docker container and the Notebook server it contains with the following optional arguments.

  • -e PASSWORD="YOURPASS" - Configures Jupyter Notebook to require the given password. Should be conbined with USE_HTTPS on untrusted networks.
  • -e USE_HTTPS=yes - Configures Jupyter Notebook to accept encrypted HTTPS connections. If a pem file containing a SSL certificate and key is not provided (see below), the container will generate a self-signed certificate for you.
  • -e NB_UID=1000 - Specify the uid of the jovyan user. Useful to mount host volumes with specific file ownership. For this option to take effect, you must run the container with --user root. (The start-notebook.sh script will su jovyan after adjusting the user id.)
  • -e GRANT_SUDO=yes - Gives the jovyan user passwordless sudo capability. Useful for installing OS packages. For this option to take effect, you must run the container with --user root. (The start-notebook.sh script will su jovyan after adding jovyan to sudoers.) You should only enable sudo if you trust the user or if the container is running on an isolated host.
  • -v /some/host/folder/for/work:/home/jovyan/work - Host mounts the default working directory on the host to preserve work even when the container is destroyed and recreated (e.g., during an upgrade).
  • -v /some/host/folder/for/server.pem:/home/jovyan/.local/share/jupyter/notebook.pem - Mounts a SSL certificate plus key for USE_HTTPS. Useful if you have a real certificate for the domain under which you are running the Notebook server.

Conda Environment

The default Python 3.x Conda environment resides in /opt/conda. The commands ipython, python, pip, easy_install, and conda (among others) are available in this environment.

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