suntorytimed more secure docker-compose example
Improvement of solution for #1714
* uses SSL encryption for registry
* uses SSL encryption for frontend
* uses nginx for serving portus

Signed-off-by: Stefan Weiberg <>
Latest commit 9311c98 Aug 3, 2018

Deploying Portus

Important note

These examples are distributed and maintained in the hope that they will be useful, but without any warranty. We do not claim that these examples are bug-free or 100% secure. It's up to you to decide how to use them, and we expect you to review these files so they fit your purposes before doing anything with them.

Moreover, we also tried to show as many different ways of deploying Portus as possible. This ranges from using certain environment variables which might not fit your use case, or features like static volumes that might not be strictly needed or useful to you. Hence, we recommend to all of those willing to use these files to first try them, tune them, and review them carefully.

All that being said, enhancements are always welcomed.

What is this?

In this directory we've compiled the files of different deployment strategies. All these examples are based on the official Portus image, and they only work for Portus 2.3 and later. Support for older versions is not possible without creating new directories and configuration files.

For now we have:

  • An example that uses docker-compose. This is a good way to setup a production-ready Portus deployment within a single host. It's also a minimal example that only requires docker and docker-compose in order to work. Moreover, this same example could be extended to make it work in multiple hosts through Docker Swarm.
  • An orchestrated example that uses Kubernetes. This example will allow you to deploy a production-ready Portus deployment on top of an existing Kubernetes cluster. Note that we assume that you already have a working and reliable Kubernetes cluster (setting up a Kubernetes cluster is beyond the scope of this project: please refer to the Kubernetes documentation for this).

Other deployments

The community has been nice enough to provide us with multiple deployment examples. Some of these examples have helped us mature our own official image, so we equally encourage you to take a look at them if you want to get a better grasp of how to deploy Portus. These other examples are:

  • A configureable build of Portus for production used and rancher catalogs by @EugenMayer. Check it out here.
  • A setup that runs on Oracle Linux 7 and that uses NGinx to proxy between Portus and the registry by @Djelibeybi. Check it out here.
  • A lightweight setup by @h0tbird that uses Alpine underneath. You can check it out here.

If you have an example of your own, and you think it can be useful to other people, submit a PR including yours in here!