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This guide requires docker and docker-compose V2.

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docker compose version # Must be > 2.x.x

Install

PeerTube does not support webserver host change. Keep in mind your domain name is definitive after your first PeerTube start.

Go to your workdir

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The guide that follows assumes an empty workdir, but you can also clone the repository, use the master branch and cd support/docker/production.

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cd /your/peertube/directory

Get the latest Compose file

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curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/chocobozzz/PeerTube/master/support/docker/production/docker-compose.yml > docker-compose.yml

View the source of the file you're about to download: docker-compose.yml

Get the latest env_file

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curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube/master/support/docker/production/.env > .env

View the source of the file you're about to download: .env

Tweak the docker-compose.yml file there according to your needs

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sudo nano docker-compose.yml

Then tweak the .env file to change the environment variables settings

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sudo nano .env

In the downloaded example .env, you must replace:

  • <MY POSTGRES USERNAME>
  • <MY POSTGRES PASSWORD>
  • <MY DOMAIN> without 'https://'
  • <MY EMAIL ADDRESS>
  • <MY PEERTUBE SECRET>

Other environment variables are used in /support/docker/production/config/custom-environment-variables.yaml and can be intuited from usage.

Webserver

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The docker compose file includes a configured web server. You can skip this part and comment the appropriate section in the docker compose if you use another webserver/proxy.

Install the template that the nginx container will use. The container will generate the configuration by replacing ${WEBSERVER_HOST} and ${PEERTUBE_HOST} using your docker compose env file.

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mkdir -p docker-volume/nginx
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube/master/support/nginx/peertube > docker-volume/nginx/peertube

You need to manually generate the first SSL/TLS certificate using Let's Encrypt:

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mkdir -p docker-volume/certbot
docker run -it --rm --name certbot -p 80:80 -v "$(pwd)/docker-volume/certbot/conf:/etc/letsencrypt" certbot/certbot certonly --standalone

A dedicated container in the docker-compose will automatically renew this certificate and reload nginx.

Test your setup

note: Newer versions of compose are called with docker compose instead of docker-compose, so remove the dash in all steps that use this command if you are getting errors.

Run your containers:

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docker compose up

Obtaining your automatically-generated admin credentials

You can change the automatically created password for user root by running this command from peertube's root directory:

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docker compose exec -u peertube peertube npm run reset-password -- -u root

You can also grep your peertube container's logs for the default root password. You're going to want to run docker-compose logs peertube | grep -A1 root to search the log output for your new PeerTube's instance admin credentials which will look something like this.

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docker compose logs peertube | grep -A1 root

peertube_1  | [example.com:443] 2019-11-16 04:26:06.082 info: Username: root
peertube_1  | [example.com:443] 2019-11-16 04:26:06.083 info: User password: abcdefghijklmnop

Obtaining Your Automatically Generated DKIM DNS TXT Record

DKIM signature sending and RSA keys generation are enabled by the default Postfix image mwader/postfix-relay with OpenDKIM.

Run cat ./docker-volume/opendkim/keys/*/*.txt to display your DKIM DNS TXT Record containing the public key to configure to your domain :

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cat ./docker-volume/opendkim/keys/*/*.txt

peertube._domainkey.mydomain.tld.	IN	TXT	( "v=DKIM1; h=sha256; k=rsa; "
	  "p=MIIBIjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOCAQ8AMIIBCgKCAQEA0Dx7wLGPFVaxVQ4TGym/eF89aQ8oMxS9v5BCc26Hij91t2Ci8Fl12DHNVqZoIPGm+9tTIoDVDFEFrlPhMOZl8i4jU9pcFjjaIISaV2+qTa8uV1j3MyByogG8pu4o5Ill7zaySYFsYB++cHJ9pjbFSC42dddCYMfuVgrBsLNrvEi3dLDMjJF5l92Uu8YeswFe26PuHX3Avr261n"
	  "j5joTnYwat4387VEUyGUnZ0aZxCERi+ndXv2/wMJ0tizq+a9+EgqIb+7lkUc2XciQPNuTujM25GhrQBEKznvHyPA6fHsFheymOuB763QpkmnQQLCxyLygAY9mE/5RY+5Q6J9oDOQIDAQAB" )  ; ----- DKIM key peertube for mydomain.tld

Administrator password

See the production guide "Administrator" section

What now?

See the production guide "What now" section.

Upgrade

WARNING

Check the changelog (in particular the IMPORTANT NOTES section)😗* https://github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube/blob/develop/CHANGELOG.md

Pull the latest images:

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cd /your/peertube/directory
docker compose pull

Stop, delete the containers and internal volumes (to invalidate static client files shared by peertube and webserver containers):

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docker compose down -v

Rerun PeerTube:

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docker compose up -d

Build

Production

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git clone https://github.com/chocobozzz/PeerTube /tmp/peertube
cd /tmp/peertube
docker build . -f ./support/docker/production/Dockerfile.bookworm

Development

We don't have a Docker image for development. See the CONTRIBUTING guide for more information on how you can hack PeerTube!