Docker Deployment

Deploy SW360 with Docker

A quick how-to for testing SW360


Platform Requirements

As you need Apache Thrift 0.11.0 (see ), using the latest Ubuntu LTS (18.04) won’t work, so we start on Ubuntu 19.10 if you want to install from packages. As an alternative, consider the following script from the sw360 repository:

We’ll go the Docker way and follow the instructions of the sw360chores project. There is a nice diagram there, explaining the rather complex setup.

sw360chores Requirements

the perl interpreter to run ./

You should already have it in your default, even if minimal, installation

$ which perl 

git which is used in some prepare scripts

sudo apt install git

a current version of docker (min 1.30) []

sudo apt install

docker-compose (min 1.21) []

sudo apt install docker-compose

And you actually also need curl,

sudo apt install curl

Sw360 Requirements

From the sw360 Readme:

Java 1.8.X

And when they say “1.8.X”, they mean it: it won’t work with a later version. So it’s better to uninstall the potential other versions of Java (/!\ this is expected to break other things on your environment if you depend on Java for anything), and then install the required version

 sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk openjdk-8-jre

In order to build you will need:

  • A git client
  • Apache Maven 3.6.X
  • Apache Thrift 0.11.0
sudo apt install maven

That will install maven Apache Maven 3.6.1 but you need to have installed the correct version (8) of Java before hand otherwise it will install a too recent one.

sudo apt install thrift-compiler

That will install Thrift version 0.11.0, if you have not installed thrift using the script above.

Cloning the repos

Generating an ssh key-pair for your machine

If you don’t already have one, generate a key pair with no passphrase, in default location:

ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C ""

Not 100% sure, but not having one may create problems, so…

Cloning sw360 chores

I created a code folder at the root of the user’s directory, just to make things simple.

~$ cd code
~/code$ git clone

Cloning eclipse/sw360

~/code$ git clone

Compiling and deploying SW360 Code

~$ cd code/sw360/
~/code/sw360$ mvn package -P deploy -Dbase.deploy.dir=/home/inno3/code/sw360chores/_deploy -DskipTests

Launching the containers

$ cd ~/code/sw360chores/
~/code/sw360chores$ ./ --build -- up

And yes, there is a space between -- and up.

If everything goes fine, you should see a line like

sw360_1                | 15-Jan-2020 12:33:38.480 INFO [main] org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start Server startup in [144,475] milliseconds 

You should be able to login at https://localhost:8443 with the default credentials and the password sw360fossy (found here).

Please go ahead now with the setup of the Liferay - links can be found in the main wiki page.

Last modified June 22, 2022: SW360 website remodeling (#9) (032e0f6)