Install OliveTin Inside Docker Container in Linux

Install OliveTin Inside Docker Container in Linux

OliveTin is a tool that allows to access to predefined shell commands from a web interface. OliveTin is an open-source project released under the AGPL license.

This tutorial explains how to install OliveTin inside a Docker container in the Linux. Commands have been tested on Ubuntu.

Prepare environment

Make sure you have installed Docker in your system. If you are using Ubuntu, installation instructions can be found in the post.

Install OliveTin

Before starting, create a directory for storing config file:

sudo mkdir -p /opt/olivetin/config

Create config file which defines shell commands to run via web interface:

sudo tee /opt/olivetin/config/config.yaml > /dev/null << END
  - title: "Get date and time"
    shell: date
  • Host network

Run the following command to create a container for OliveTin that uses host network:

docker run -d --name=olivetin --restart=always --network=host \
    -v /opt/olivetin/config:/config \
  • User-defined bridge network

User-defined bridge network can be used for listening on different port. By default, OliveTin service is listening on port 1337. It can be changed with -p option.

docker network create app-net
docker run -d --name=olivetin --restart=always --network=app-net \
    -p 8080:1337 \
    -v /opt/olivetin/config:/config \

Testing OliveTin

To access a web interface, open a web browser and go to http://<IP_ADDRESS>:1337, where <IP_ADDRESS> is the IP address of the system.

OliveTin Inside Docker Container in Linux

Uninstall OliveTin

To completely remove OliveTin, remove its container:

docker rm --force olivetin

Remove OliveTin image:

docker rmi jamesread/olivetin

You can also remove OliveTin config:

sudo rm -rf /opt/olivetin

If a user-defined bridge network was created, you can delete it as follows:

docker network rm app-net

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