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The fastest way to get a Concord instance up and running is to use the pre-built Docker images to run all four components of Concord:

  • the Database
  • Concord Server
  • Concord Console
  • Concord Agent

If you already have access to a Concord deployment or after finishing these installation steps, you can read the Introduction to Concord to understand the basic concepts of Concord or set up your first project with the quick start tips.



If you do not already have Docker installed, find binaries and instructions on the Docker website. You can install Docker through various methods that are outside the scope of this document.

Referencing a Private Docker Registry

If you are using a private Docker registry, add its name to an image name in the examples below. For example, if your private docker registry is running on docker.myorg.com this command:

docker run ... walmartlabs/concord-agent

has to be run as:

docker run ... docker.myorg.com/walmartlabs/concord-agent

Starting Concord Docker Images

There are four components to Concord: the Server, the Console, the Database and an agent. Follow these steps to start all four components and run a simple process to test your Concord instance.

Step 1. Start the Database

Concord uses PostgreSQL version 10.4 or higher:

docker run -d \
-p 5432:5432 \
--name db \

Verify that the Database is running and ready to accept connections:

$ docker ps -a
CONTAINER ID        IMAGE               COMMAND                  CREATED             STATUS              PORTS               NAMES
c3b438edc980        postgres:10.4       "docker-entrypoint.s…"   3 seconds ago       Up 1 second         5432/tcp            db

$ psql -U postgres -h localhost -p 5432 postgres
Password for user postgres: (enter "q1")

postgres=# select 1;
(1 row)

Step 2. Create the Server’s Configuration File

Create a server.conf file somewhere on the local filesystem with the following content:

concord-server {
    db {
        appPassword = "q1"
        inventoryPassword = "q1"

    secretStore {
        serverPassword = "cTE="
        secretStoreSalt = "cTE="
        projectSecretSalt = "cTE="

    # AD/LDAP authentication
    ldap {
        url = "ldaps://AD_OR_LDAP_HOST:3269"
        searchBase = "DC=myorg,DC=com"
        principalSearchFilter = "(&(sAMAccountName={0})(objectCategory=person))"
        userSearchFilter = "(&(|(sAMAccountName={0}*)(displayName={0}*))(objectCategory=person))"
        usernameProperty = "sAMAccountName"
        systemUsername = "[email protected]"
        systemPassword = "secret"

Make sure that the db section contains the same password you speficied on Step 1.

The secretStore parameters define the keys that are used to encrypt user secrets. The keys must be base64-encoded:

$ echo -ne "q1" | base64

The ldap section parameters depends on your organization’s Active Directory or LDAP server setup. If you wish to use a local OpenLDAP instance, follow the Using OpenLDAP for Authentication guide.

The configuration file format and available parameters described in the Configuration document.

Step 3. Start the Concord Server

docker run -d \
-p 8001:8001 \
--name server \
--link db \
-v /path/to/server.conf:/opt/concord/conf/server.conf:ro \
-e CONCORD_CFG_FILE=/opt/concord/conf/server.conf \

Replace /path/to/server.conf with the path to the file created on Step 2.

Check the server’s status:

$ docker logs server
14:38:17.866 [main] [INFO ] com.walmartlabs.concord.server.Main - main -> started in 5687ms

$ curl -i http://localhost:8001/api/v1/server/version
  "version" : "0.99.0",
  "env" : "n/a",
  "ok" : true

Step 4. Start a Concord Agent

docker run -d \
--name agent \
--link server \
-e SERVER_API_BASE_URL=http://server:8001 \

Check the agent’s status:

$ docker logs agent
4:41:45.530 [queue-client] [INFO ] c.w.c.server.queueclient.QueueClient - connect ['ws://server:8001/websocket'] -> done

Step 6. Start the Concord Console

docker run -d -p 8080:8080 \
--name console \
--link server \
-v "/path/to/repo/docker-images/console.conf:/opt/concord/console/nginx/app.conf:ro" \

Replace /path/to/repo with your path to the Concord’s repository.

The console is available on http://localhost:8080. Try logging in using your AD/LDAP credentials.

First Project

As a next step you can create your first project as detailed in the quickstart guide.

Clean Up

Once you have explored Concord you can stop and remove the containers.

docker rm -f console agent server db