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Deploy Datawiza Access Proxy

About 3 min

After you successfully complete the configuration on IdP side and DCMC side, you are ready to deploy DAP with your app to enable SSO and granular access control.

You deploy DAP like you would deploy any other reverse-proxy, e.g, nginx. Most of DAP's configuration should have been done on the DCMC. You can use either Docker or Kubernetes to run the DAP. Below are Docker-specific instructions. Refer to Deploy DAP with Kubernetes for Kubernetes-specific instructions.

You can use docker-compose or docker run to run DAP. The following instructions demonstrate using docker-compose command to start Datawiza Access Proxy.


If you are using latest version of Docker Desktop, Docker Compose might have been installed by default. You can use docker compose syntax to replace docker-compose. If you Docker version does not have pre-installed Docker Compose, you still can choose to install its standalone modeopen in new window.

Create Docker Compose YAML file

There are several ways to create the docker compose file. Here, if you are using a linux based system., etc Ubuntu or Mac OS, you can use the following command to create the file. Keep in mind, you need to name this file as docker-compose.yml. Otherwise you have to specify the file name when running the start command.

vi docker-compose.yml


It is better to note down the directory path where the docker compose file is located, You will need this file to stop or restart Datawiza Access Proxy in the future. Additionally, if your provisioning key has been revoked in the Datawiza Cloud Management Console (DCMC), you will need to replace the new key pair in the configuration file. Having the directory path readily available will make it easier for you to locate and modify the file when necessary.

Copy the content into the YAML file

For convenience, you can also copy the YAML file from here:

version: '3'

    container_name: datawiza-access-proxy
    restart: always
      - "9772:9772"
      PROVISIONING_KEY: replace-it-with-your-PROVISIONING-KEY

Please remember to replace the placeholder values with your own provisioning key and secret. If you happen to miss the instructions or cannot find your provisioning key and secret because it is only displayed once, you can follow these steps to re-create the provisioning key and secret:

  1. Navigate to the "Provisioning Keys" tab in the Datawiza Cloud Management Console (DCMC).
  2. Click on the "Create Key" button.
  3. Provide the necessary details and configurations.
  4. Click on the "Create" button to generate a new provisioning key and secret.


Make sure that your docker-compose.yml file does not contain any tabs. They aren't allowed in YAMLopen in new window!

Login Docker Registry

Because our docker image is stored in a private registry, you need to login into our registry before you can start download this image.

docker login -u datawiza-deploy-token -p {registry_token}

This token will displayed on the finished page or you can find it under the Quick Start sub-tab. Instruction-Step-5-End

Start Datawiza Access Proxy

Use the following command to start DAP.

docker compose up -d

If you still having trouble to login the registry or start Datawiza Access Proxy, please contact us at


  • "9772:9772" maps docker host's port 9772 to container's port 9772. If your public domain uses another port, e.g., 8080, you should replace "9772:9772" with "8080:8080".
  • If you are trying to deploy DAP with your own application, make sure that it is being hosted on the Docker network. Perform an ip addr show docker0 and host your application at this IP address with a given port number. Make sure this is consistent with the Upstream Server field in the DCMC.
  • Set PROVISIONING_KEY and PROVISIONING_SECRET to the values you get from Step2: Datawiza Cloud Management Console.
  • If you get the following error when trying to run your docker-compose command, you will have to add your current user to the docker group using the groupadd and usermod commands. Follow the instructions hereopen in new window.
Got permission denied while trying to connect to the Docker daemon socket at unix:///var/run/docker.sock: Get http://%2Fvar%2Frun%2Fdocker.sock/v1.40/containers/json: dial unix /var/run/docker.sock: connect: permission denied

What is Next

From now on, you have successfully set up and started Datawiza Access Proxy, you can immediately enjoy the benefits of Single Sign-On (SSO) by visiting http://localhost:9772 in your browser.

For the advanced sections of this quick start tutorial, you can explore the following topics: