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Getting started

The goal of this guide is to get you up and running with a development environment for Edlib.

We are still working on documentation for setting up Edlib on-premise and in the cloud. Be sure to check back later if you are interested in this.


  • A recent version of Docker
  • The git command-line utility
  • Ports 80, 443, 3306, 5432, 5672, 6379, 9200, and 15672 on the host machine must be unoccupied

Avoid using distro-provided versions of Docker, as these tend to be years out of date and might not support the features used by Edlib.


  1. Clone the Edlib directory and navigate there

    git clone
    cd Edlib
  2. Copy localSetup/.env.example to localSetup/.env

    cp localSetup/.env.example localSetup/.env
  3. Start Edlib via Docker Compose

    docker compose up -d

    This step might take a while. You can check the status of services with

    docker compose ps
  4. Update your hosts files to point Edlib's services to On Linux, you can update your hosts file with scripts/ On Windows, you will have to update the file manually with the values found in the script.

  5. Install the root certificate generated in data/nginx/ca/cacert.pem on your system. The exact procedure will vary depending on your operating system.

What's next?

Documentation describing how to get quickly up and running with Edlib is currently being worked on.