Docker Container

Geoserver is also packaged as a Docker Container. For more details, see the Geoserver Docker Container Project.

See the README.md file for more technical information.

Quick Start

This will run the container, with the data directory included with the container:

  1. Make sure you have Docker installed.

  2. Download the container:

    These instructions are for GeoServer 2.25-SNAPSHOT which is provided as a Nightly release. Testing a Nightly release is a great way to try out new features, and test community modules. Nightly releases change on an ongoing basis and are not suitable for a production environment.

    docker pull docker.osgeo.org/geoserver:2.25.x
  3. Run the container

    docker run -it -p8080:8080 docker.osgeo.org/geoserver:2.25.x
  4. In a web browser, navigate to http://localhost:8080/geoserver.

    If you see the GeoServer Welcome page, then GeoServer is successfully installed.

    ../_images/success.png

    GeoServer Welcome Page

  5. This setup is a quick test to ensure the software is working, but is difficult to use as file data can only be transferred to the data directory included with the container via the REST API.

Using your own Data Directory

This will run the container with a local data directory. The data directory will be mounted into the docker container.

Note

Change /MY/DATADIRECTORY to your data directory. If this directory is empty it will be populated with the standard Geoserver Sample Data Directory.

  1. Make sure you have Docker installed.

  2. Download the container

    docker pull docker.osgeo.org/geoserver:2.25.x
  3. Run the container

    docker run --mount type=bind,src=/MY/DATADIRECTORY,target=/opt/geoserver_data -it -p8080:8080 docker.osgeo.org/geoserver:2.25.x
  4. In a web browser, navigate to http://localhost:8080/geoserver.

    If you see the GeoServer Welcome page, then GeoServer is successfully installed.

    ../_images/success.png

    GeoServer Welcome Page

  5. This setup allows direct management of the file data shared with the container. This setup is also easy to update to use the latest container.

Adding GeoServer Extensions

You can add GeoServer Extensions - the container will download them during startup.

docker run -it -p8080:8080 \
  --env INSTALL_EXTENSIONS=true \
  --env STABLE_EXTENSIONS="ysld,h2" \
  docker.osgeo.org/geoserver:2.25.x

This will download and install the YSLD and H2 extension.

Here is a list of available extensions (taken from the build server):

app-schema   gdal            jp2k          ogr-wps          web-resource
authkey      geofence        libjpeg-turbo oracle           wmts-multi-dimensional
cas          geofence-server mapml         params-extractor wps-cluster-hazelcast
charts       geopkg-output   mbstyle       printing         wps-download
control-flow grib            mongodb       pyramid          wps-jdbc
css          gwc-s3          monitor       querylayer       wps
csw          h2              mysql         sldservice       xslt
db2          imagemap        netcdf-out    sqlserver        ysld
dxf          importer        netcdf        vectortiles
excel        inspire         ogr-wfs       wcs2_0-eo

Testing Geoserver Community modules

Working with a Nightly build is a good way to test community modules and provide feedback to developers working on new functionality.

To work with community modules you must be using the GeoServer 2.25.x nightly build that matches the community module build:

docker run -it -p8080:8080 \
  --env INSTALL_EXTENSIONS=true \
  --env STABLE_EXTENSIONS="ysld,h2" \
  --env COMMUNITY_EXTENSIONS="ogcapi-features,ogcapi-images,ogcapi-maps,ogcapi-styles,ogcapi-tiles" \
  docker.osgeo.org/geoserver:2.25.x

For the current list see GeoServer build server.

activeMQ-broker            jdbcconfig                 pgraster
backup-restore             jdbcstore                  proxy-base-ext
cog                        jms-cluster                s3-geotiff
colormap                   libdeflate                 sec-keycloak
cov-json                   mbtiles                    sec-oauth2-geonode
dds                        mbtiles-store              sec-oauth2-github
dyndimension               mongodb-schemaless         sec-oauth2-google
elasticsearch              ncwms                      sec-oauth2-openid-connect
features-templating        netcdf-ghrsst              smart-data-loader
flatgeobuf                 notification               solr
gdal-wcs                   ogcapi-coverages           spatialjson
gdal-wps                   ogcapi-dggs                stac-datastore
geopkg                     ogcapi-features            taskmanager-core
gpx                        ogcapi-images              taskmanager-s3
gsr                        ogcapi-maps                vector-mosaic
gwc-azure-blobstore        ogcapi-styles              vsi
gwc-distributed            ogcapi-tiled-features      webp
gwc-mbtiles                ogcapi-tiles               wps-remote
gwc-sqlite                 ogr-datastore              rat
hz-cluster                 opensearch-eo
importer-jdbc
jdbc-metrics