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(Optional) Try with Docker



If you want to build the Docker image yourself, please ensure that your machine has at least 2GB of memory. Casvisor's frontend is an NPM project of React. Building the frontend requires at least 2GB of memory. Having less than 2GB of memory may result in a frontend build failure.

If you only need to run the pre-built image, please ensure that your machine has at least 100MB of memory.


All operating systems (Linux, Windows, and macOS) are supported.


You can use Docker (docker-engine version >= 17.05) in Linux or Docker Desktop in Windows and macOS.

Regardless of the operating system, users must ensure that they have docker-engine version >= 17.05. This is because we utilize the multi-stage build feature in the docker-compose.yml, which is supported in versions 17.05 and above. For more information, see

If you are also using docker-compose, please ensure that you have docker-compose version >= 2.2. For Linux users, you also need to make sure that docker-compose is installed, as it is separate from docker-engine.

Get the image

We have provided two DockerHub images:

casvisor-all-in-oneCasvisor, MySQL database and guacamole-server are included in the imageThis image already includes a toy database and is only for testing purposes
casvisorOnly Casvisor is included in the imageThis image can be connected to your own database and used in production
  1. casbin/casvisor-all-in-one: This image includes the casvisor binary, a MySQL database and guacamole-server, and all the necessary configurations. It is designed for new users who want to try Casvisor quickly. With this image, you can start Casvisor immediately with just one or two commands, without any complex configuration. However, please note that we do not recommend using this image in a production environment.

Casvisor uses Casdoor as the authentication and authorization system. The default configuration of Casvisor is to use the office Casdoor server. If you want to use your own Casdoor server, you need to modify the configuration file conf/app.conf.

Option-1: Use the toy database

Run the container with port 19000 exposed to the host. The image will be automatically pulled if it doesn't exist on the local host.

docker run -p 19000:19000 casbin/casvisor-all-in-one

Visit http://localhost:19000 in your browser.

Option-2: Try with docker-compose

You can use docker-compose.yml in the official repository. Create a conf/app.conf directory in the same directory level as the docker-compose.yml file. Then, copy app.conf from Casvisor. For more details about app.conf, you can see configuration.

docker-compose up

That's it! 🛩️

Visit http://localhost:19000 in your browser.

Note: If you dig deeper into the docker-compose.yml file, you may be puzzled by the environment variable we created called "RUNNING_IN_DOCKER". When the database 'db' is created via docker-compose, it is available on your PC's localhost but not the localhost of the Casvisor container. To prevent you from running into troubles caused by modifying app.conf, which can be quite difficult for a new user, we provided this environment variable and pre-assigned it in the docker-compose.yml. When this environment variable is set to true, localhost will be replaced with host.docker.internal so that Casvisor can access the database.

Option-3: Try directly with the standard image


Mysql is required for Casvisor. If you don't have a MySQL database, you can run it with the following command:

docker run  \
-p 3306:3306 \
-v /usr/local/docker/mysql:/var/lib/mysql \

Run Casvisor

Create conf/app.conf. You can copy it from conf/app.conf in Casvisor. For more details about app.conf, you can see configuration.

Then run

docker run  -p 19000:19000 -v /folder/of/app.conf:/home/casvisor/conf casbin/casvisor:latest

Anyway, just mount the folder of app.conf to /home/casvisor/conf and start the container.


If it is not convenient to mount the configuration file to a container, using environment variables is also a possible solution.


docker run \
-e driverName=mysql \
-e dataSourceName='user:password@tcp(x.x.x.x:3306)/' \
-e casdoorEndpoint= \
-e clientId=b108dacba027db36ec26 \
-e clientSecret=124140638b4f9de7e78e79ba22d451c17bfa9688 \
-e casdoorOrganization=casbin \
-e casdoorApplication=app-casvisor \
-p 19000:19000 \

Run guacd

Casvisor uses guacamole-server to provide remote desktop access. If you want to use this feature, you need to run guacd. You can run guacd with the following command:

docker run -d --name guacd -p 4822:4822 guacamole/guacd

Visit http://localhost:19000 in your browser.