dwolla / sbt-docker-containers Edit

SBT plugin to define and manage Docker containers based on images creating using sbt-native-packager

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Docker Containers Plugin

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SBT Plugin that adds tasks to manage Docker containers using images created by the sbt-native-packager Docker packaging format.

Requires the docker command-line tool to be on the path.

Installation and Enabling

In project/plugins.sbt, add the following:

addSbtPlugin("com.dwolla.sbt" % "docker-containers" % "***VERSION***")

Then enable the plugin in build.sbt. For example:

val app = (project in file(".")).enablePlugins(DockerContainerPlugin)

This will also enable DockerPlugin from sbt-native-packager.

Available Settings

Container Memory Limitation

dockerContainerMemoryLimit := Option("192M")

Sets the memory limit for the container. Maps to the --memory Docker command line option.

Port Publishing


dockerContainerPublishAllPorts := true

When set to true, Docker will map any exposed ports not specifically assigned to a host port to ports in the ephemeral range. This maps to the --publish-all Docker command line option.


dockerContainerPortPublishing := Map(8080  Option(4242), 7777  AutoAssign)

Maps exposed container ports to either specific host ports, or AutoAssign, which indicates the port should be published on an ephemeral port. Each mapping corresponds to a --publish {container}:{host} Docker command line option.

In the given example, the container port 8080 will be published on host port 4242, and the container port 7777 will be published on a randomly assigned ephemeral port.

Container Name

(name in createLocalDockerContainer) := normalizedName.value

The container name will be the normalized project name by default, but this can be overridden by setting name in createLocalDockerContainer.

Linked Containers

dockerContainerLinks := Map("container-name"  "container-name")

Creates links from the new container to the specified container. The key side of the mapping is the actual container name, while the value side is the alias inside the new container. Typically, the alias matches the container name, but it can be different if needed.

Links can also be added using the syntax below:

dockerContainerLinks += "container-name"  "container-name"
dockerContainerLinks ++= Map("container-name"  "container-name", "container-two"  "container-two")

Both of these examples will append new linked containers to any previously established in the build definition.

Additional Environment Variables

dockerContainerAdditionalEnvironmentVariables := Map("NAME"  Option("value"), "FROM_HOST"  Passthru)

Operators can augment or override the environment specified by the container’s image by giving mappings from the name of the environment variable to either the value or Passthru.

If Passthru is specified and the variable name is present in the host’s environment, the value in the container will be set to match that of the host. If the variable is not set in the host’s environment, the variable will be unset in the container (even if it is set by the image). Docker’s behavior is documented here, but supplying an environment file is not supported by this plugin at this time.

docker:createLocal Task

Uses the Docker image created by docker:publishLocal and creates a container configured as defined.

docker:startLocal Task

Runs the container created by docker:createLocal. This action is also available using docker:runLocal, but this is deprecated and will be removed in a future version of the plugin.

docker:clean Task

Stops and removes the container and image created by the docker:publishLocal and docker:createLocal tasks.