Install with Docker on CentOS 8
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4. Configure the application using environment variables in the Dockerfile (optional)
Install docker (optional)
This step is needed only when you don't have Docker installed yet.
dnf config-manager --add-repo=https:
Add user (optional)
Create the user "graphlytic" and add it to the docker group. It is not recommended to create and run the Graphlytic docker container with the root user. It may cause problems with files created by the docker process.
-aG docker graphlytic
Switch user to "graphlytic".
Get Dockerfile and basic structure
As a first step, you need to create a directory structure where the docker image will be built.
Go to the directory where you want to place the application files and run:
git clone https:
If you haven't installed git, you can install it by running this command:
Configure the application using environment variables in the Dockerfile (optional)
Configure Neo4j connection
This is an optional step that can be used when you want to set some of the application configurations prior to running the container. It's used mainly in automated environments. For the list of all configurations that can be set this way please refer to Configuration.
For instance to set the Neo4j connection go to graphlytic-docker directory and edit the Dockerfile file (you can set the connection also later, in the application's Setting section). There are several properties regarding the Neo4j connection. Please change these values according to your Neo4j location:
If the Neo4j database is running on your machine together with the Graphlytic docker container, try to set NEO4J_CONNECTOR_BOLT to:
bolt://172.17.0.1:7687 on Linux
bolt://host.docker.internal:7687 on Windows or Mac
Configure custom SSL keystore
Firstly make sure, you have a keystore file containing desired certificate (e.g. ./keystore/graphlytic-keystore.jks).
It is possible to configure ssl context with these environment variables (examples below):
In order to use a custom keystore, it needs to be mounted in a volume. To achieve this, use docker command -v, for example:
docker run -tid --name graphlytic -v
which mounts ./keystore folder into /usr/share/graphlytic/keystore, which contains our graphlytic-keystore.jks, which is mentioned in environment variables above.
Build the docker image
Fetch latest GL version:
docker pull demtec/graphlytic:latest
Build your local image with this command:
docker build -t graphlytic .
Run the docker container
Create and run the docker container.
docker run -tid --user $(
-g) --restart=always --name graphlytic -
-p 8080:8080 graphlytic
It can last up to several minutes for the docker container and the application to be fully ready.
Stop the docker container
docker stop graphlytic
Start the docker container
docker start graphlytic