The following requirements must be met in order to install and run App Workbench:

  • The machine must be running a Linux operating system.
  • Docker 1.13 or 19.0.3 must be installed and running.
  • You must be a non-root user.
  • Your user account must be a member of the Docker group. You can add a username by executing the following commands:
    sudo groupadd docker
    $ sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
    $ sudo usermod -aG docker <your_username>
    NOTE Log out and log back in after executing these commands, so that your group membership is re-evaluated.
  • You have a writable workspace directory on the host you are using to run App Workbench.
  • Your firewall has opened ports to access the web interface. You will specify the port to use when launching the interface, as described in Launching App Workbench.