BlueCat Gateway is delivered as a container image published in a public BlueCat cloud registry on Quay.io. You do not need a Quay.io account to pull the BlueCat Gateway image. Use Docker commands in the Linux CLI to pull the image, then to run, stop, start, or remove containers. For a list of commonly used Docker commands, refer to Common Docker commands.
You can also obtain the image as a tar file from BlueCat Customer Care. For more information, refer to Installing BlueCat Gateway from Customer Care.
If your Linux host machine is behind a firewall, you must first pull the BlueCat Gateway image on a separate Linux machine with Internet connectivity, and then copy the image to the host machine. For complete details about refer to article 10393 on BlueCat Customer Care.Before you Start
For improved security and compliance, by default, the Gateway session cookie is only sent under an HTTPS connection. To log in:
- In your browser, change to HTTPS in the Gateway URL and accept the certificate, or
- If you prefer to use HTTP, pass the following environment variable as
part of the docker run command when instantiating the
- Define a workspace:
- A workspace is the logical location for you to place your workflows and associated data, including configurations, libraries, requirements, permissions, and customizations; a workspace can be a Docker volume (recommended) or a volume on your local machine. For more information, refer to the Workspaces section in the BlueCat Gateway Administration Guide.
- Define a logs directory:
- A logs directory can be a Docker volume (recommended) or a volume on your local machine
chmod -R o=rwx <mapped volume>
- You can name the workspace and logs directory to anything.
- BlueCat Gateway saves configuration and workflow data to the workspace, and all execution and session logs to the mapped logs directory. If you do not map a workspace or a logs directory, all the configuration and logging data is written to the container by default.
- <bluecat_gateway> is used throughout the BlueCat Gateway documentation to refer to this workspace.
To obtain the BlueCat Gateway image from the public repository:
docker run -d \ -p 80:8000 \ -p 443:44300 \ -v <path_to_workspace>:/bluecat_gateway/ \ -v <path_to_mapped_log_directory>:/logs/ \ -e BAM_IP=<your bam ip or url> \ --name bluecat_gateway quay.io/bluecat/gateway:22.4.1
docker run -d \ -p 80:8000 \ -p 443:44300 \ -v <path_to_workspace>:/bluecat_gateway/ \ -v <path_to_mapped_log_directory>:/logs/ \ --name bluecat_gateway quay.io/bluecat/gateway:v22.4.1
For more information on Docker commands, refer to Common Docker commands.