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Setup ChirpStack using Docker Compose
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ChirpStack Docker example

This repository contains a skeleton to setup the ChirpStack open-source LoRaWAN Network Server stack using Docker Compose.

Note: Please use this docker-compose.yml file as a starting point for testing but keep in mind that for production usage it might need modifications.

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The ChirpStack stack components components are pre-configured to work with the provided docker-compose.yml file and defaults to the EU868 LoRaWAN band. Please refer to the configuration/chirpstack-network-server/examples directory for more configuration examples.

Data persistence

PostgreSQL and Redis data is persisted in Docker volumes, see the docker-compose.yml volumes definition.


Before using this docker-compose.yml file, make sure you have Docker installed.


To start the ChirpStack open-source LoRaWAN Network Server stack, simply run:

$ docker-compose up

Note: during the startup of services, it is normal to see the following errors:

  • ping database error, will retry in 2s: dial tcp connect: connection refused
  • ping database error, will retry in 2s: pq: the database system is starting up

After all the components have been initialized and started, you should be able to open http://localhost:8080/ in your browser.

Add Network Server

When adding the Network Server in the ChirpStack Application Server web-interface (see Network Servers), you must enter chirpstack-network-server:8000 as the Network Server hostname:IP.

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