Get that ACS 6 Community EA dev env up and running

Get ACS 6 EA on your local environment and start exploring new features, functionalities, and services.

Install VirtualBox:

Install Docker :

Clone the ACS git project:,  or just create a docker-compose.yml file with the following contents
[crayon-5e899cdbc9d71791557441/] Initialize a Docker Machine to run your stack.
[crayon-5e899cdbc9d7b612721236/] Optionally, for Linux/Macs, create a shortcut incase you want to work with multiple machines, environment.
[crayon-5e899cdbc9d7f056469702/] With this shortcut, you can switch docker environment machine from the command prompt, by typing docker-dev. The docker-machine env dev-env-machine will give you info on your machine.

Capture the IP Address of the DOCKER_HOST variable in this command; we’ll need it for accessing ACS.

Now in the same directory as your docker-compose.yml, run the command to start the stack
[crayon-5e899cdbc9d81655392792/] You can now Access ACS using the IP address for the Docker Host.

Alfresco Repository: http://DOCKER_HOST_IP:8082/alfresco

Alfresco Search Services: http://DOCKER_HOST_IP:8083/solr

Alfresco Share: http://DOCKER_HOST_IP:8080/share

Note that the stack will run in the foreground, with all logging sent to stdout. This follows the Logs concerns for applications. In that, applications don’t concern themselves with output management.


If you didn’t capture the IP address, no worries. Open a new terminal window and run docker-dev, and it should be printed.


Log in and inspect the installation

  • 1__docker-compose_and_Add_New_Post_‹_Swazzy_—_WordPress
  • Alfresco_»_Login_and_Alfresco_»_Login
  • Deployment Diagram1
  • Alfresco_»_System_Summary__Host__055d595c2006_IP__172_18_0_5_
  • Solr_Admin_and_Edit_Post_‹_Swazzy_—_WordPress

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