Skip to main content

With Docker

Docker is the easiest way to get started with self-hosted Supabase.

Before you begin#

You need the following installed in your system:

Quick Start#

Get the code#

Checkout the docker directory in the Supabase repo:

# Get the code
git clone --depth 1
# Go to the docker folder
cd supabase/docker
# Copy the fake env vars
cp .env.example .env
# Start
docker-compose up

Now visit http://localhost:3000 to start using Supabase Studio.

Securing your setup#

While we provided you with some example secrets for getting started, you should NEVER deploy your Supabase setup using the defaults we have provided.

Please follow these steps to secure your Docker setup. We strongly recommend using a secrets manager when deploying to production.

Generate API Keys#

Use your JWT_SECRET to generate a anon and service API keys using the JWT generator.

Replace the values in these files:

  • .env:
    • ANON_KEY - replace with an anon key
    • SERVICE_ROLE_KEY - replace with a service key
  • volumes/kong.yml
    • anon - replace with an anon key
    • service_role - replace with a service key

Update Secrets#

Update the .env file with your own secrets. In particular, these are required:

  • POSTGRES_PASSWORD: the password for the postgres role.
  • JWT_SECRET: used by PostgREST and GoTrue, among others.
  • SITE_URL: the base URL of your site.
  • SMTP_*: mail server credentials. You can use any SMTP server.


To keep the setup simple, we made some choices that may not be optimal for production:

  • the database is in the same machine as the servers
  • the storage uses the filesystem backend instead of S3

We strongly recommend that you decouple your database before deploying. Each system can be configured to suit your particular use-case.


See the following guides to deploy Docker Compose setup using your preferred tool and platform:

Next steps#