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Docker Pro Demo

Proof of Concept with our Docker Pro Demo


This demo is NOT designed for production use or performance testing.

The Tyk Pro Docker demo is our Self-Managed solution, which includes our Gateway, Dashboard, and analytics processing pipeline. This demo will run Tyk Self-Managed on your machine, which contains 5 containers: Tyk Gateway, Tyk Dashboard, Tyk Pump, Redis and MongoDB. This demo is great for proof of concept and demo purposes, but if you want to test performance, you will need to move each component to a separate machine.


The Pro Docker demo does not provide access to the Developer Portal.


Step One - Clone the GitHub repo

Clone the Docker demo repo from GitHub to a location on your machine.

Step Two - Edit your hosts file

You need to add the following to your hosts file:

Step Three - Add your developer licence

From your installation folder:

Create an .env file - cp .env.example .env. Then add your license string to TYK_DB_LICENSEKEY.

Step Four - Initialise the Docker containers

With MongoDB

Run the following command from your installation folder:

docker-compose up

With PostgreSQL

Run the following command from your installation folder:

docker-compose -f ./docker-compose.yml -f ./docker-compose.postgres.yml up

This will will download and setup the five Docker containers. This may take some time and will run in non-daemonised mode so you can see all the output.

Step Five - Bootstrap the Tyk installation

Go to http://localhost:3000 in your browser. You will be presented with the Bootstrap UI to create your first organisation and admin user.

Tyk Bootstrap sceen

Step Six - Create your organisation and default user

You need to enter the following:

  • Your Organisation Name
  • Your Organisation Slug
  • Your User Email Address
  • Your User First and Last Name
  • A Password for your User
  • Re-enter your user Password


For a password, we recommend a combination of alphanumeric characters, with both upper and lower case letters.

Click Bootstrap to save the details.

Step Seven - log in to the Tyk Dashboard

You can now log in to the Tyk Dashboard from, using the username and password created in the Dashboard Setup screen.

Removing the demo installation

To delete all containers as well as remove all volumes from your host:

With MongoDB

docker-compose down -v

With PostgreSQL:

docker-compose -f ./docker-compose.yml -f ./docker-compose.postgres.yml down -v

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