Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Official build of Kaazing Gateway.

GitHub repo: https://github.com/kaazing/gateway.docker

Library reference

This content is imported from the official Docker Library docs, and is provided by the original uploader. You can view the Docker Store page for this image at https://store.docker.com/images/kaazing-gateway

Supported tags and respective Dockerfile links

Quick reference

What is the KAAZING Gateway?

The Kaazing Gateway is a network gateway created to provide a single access point for real-time web based protocols that supports load balancing, clustering, and security management. It is designed to provide scalable and secure bidirectional event-based communication over the web; on every platform, browser, and device.


How to use this image

Up and Running

By default the gateway runs a WebSocket echo service similar to websocket.org.

You must give your gateway container a hostname. To do this, use the docker run -h somehostname option, along with the -e option to define an environment variable, GATEWAY_OPTS, to pass this hostname to the gateway configuration (your hostname may vary):

$ docker run --name some-kaazing-gateway -h somehostname -e GATEWAY_OPTS="-Dgateway.hostname=somehostname -Xmx512m -Djava.security.egd=file:/dev/urandom"-d -p 8000:8000 kaazing-gateway

Note: the additional GATEWAY_OPTS options, -Xmx512m -Djava.security.egd=file:/dev/urandom, are added in order to preserve these values from the original Dockerfile for the gateway. The -Xmx512m value specifies a minimum Java heap size of 512 MB, and -Djava.security.egd=file:/dev/urandom is to facilitate faster startup on VMs. See the Dockerfile link referenced above for details.

You should then be able to connect to ws://somehostname:8000 from the WebSocket echo test.

Note: all of the above assumes that somehostname is resolvable from your browser. You may need to add an etc/hosts entry for somehostname on your dockerhost ip.

Custom Configuration

To launch a container with a specific configuration you can do the following:

$ docker run --name some-kaazing-gateway -h somehostname -e GATEWAY_OPTS="-Dgateway.hostname=somehostname -Xmx512m -Djava.security.egd=file:/dev/urandom" -v /some/gateway-config.xml:/kaazing-gateway/conf/gateway-config.xml:ro -d kaazing-gateway

For information on the syntax of the Kaazing Gateway configuration files, see the official documentation (specifically the For Administrators section).

If you wish to adapt the default Gateway configuration file, you can use a command such as the following to copy the file from a running Kaazing Gateway container:

$ docker cp some-kaazing:/kaazing-gateway/conf/gateway-config-minimal.xml /some/gateway-config.xml

As above, this can also be accomplished more cleanly using a simple Dockerfile:

FROM kaazing-gateway
COPY gateway-config.xml conf/gateway-config.xml

Then, build with docker build -t some-custom-kaazing-gateway . and run:

$ docker run --name some-kaazing-gateway -d some-custom-kaazing-gateway


For more information on the GATEWAY_OPTS environment variable, see Configure Kaazing Gateway Using the GATEWAY_OPTS Environment Variable.


View license information for the software contained in this image.

library, sample, kaazing-gateway