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Using Docker Compose with Argos

ARGOS is an open extensible service that simplifies the management, validation, monitoring and maintenance and of Data Management Plans. It allows actors (researchers, managers, supervisors etc) to create actionable DMPs that may be freely exchanged among infrastructures for carrying out specific aspects of the Data management process in accordance with the intentions and commitment of Data owners.

Before running the docker compose commands, configurations must be set


First of all, database must be configured

The only file that has to be changed is /dmp-db-scema/Docker/dmp-db.env

ADMIN_USER: Admin username (app)
ADMIN_PASSWORD: Admin password (app)

POSTGRES_DB: database name
POSTGRES_USER: Admin username (database)
POSTGRES_PASSWORD: Admin password (database)


Secondly, a few more options should be asigned

The file /dmp-backend/web/src/main/resources/config/ contains all the necessary properties

Values to be modified:

database.url: the url that is used to connect to database (JDBC based)
database.username: database admin username
database.password: database admin password

elasticsearch.*(optional): setup elastic, check Elasticsearch(optional) section below

google.login.clientId(optional): google as login provider

NOTE: if you want to configure and integrate other providers, check this reference Setup configurable login

If you provide google.login.clientId, then the same value should be set in the field named loginProviders.googleConfiguration.clientId which belongs to /dmp-frontend/src/assets/config/config.json

You are ready to build and run the entire application using Docker-compose

  1. Go to the project's root directory
  2. Type in the Terminal docker volume create --name=dmpdata
  3. Type in the Terminal docker-compose up -d --build
  4. After it's complete your application is running on http://localhost:8080


If you want to set up elasticsearch, you will need the password for the elastic user

After your application is running, type in the Terminal docker exec -it elasticsearch /bin/sh

Run the command cat data/passwords.txt in the shell and save its output

Finally, run exit to get back to your terminal

The elastic's password that you get has to be set in the elasticsearch.password property in the backend configuration

Rerun the application

  1. Type in the Terminal docker-compose down
  2. Type in the Terminal docker-compose up -d --build