Run passbolt in

Is it possible to build to run in
There was an attempt to run on raspberry pi zero w using GitHub - passbolt/passbolt_docker: Get started with Passbolt CE using docker! but without success.

Hi @eleimt :wave: and welcome to passbolt community forum :people_holding_hands:

Can you tell me more about ? If I understand well, it is a cloud where you can deploy docker images on small machines such as raspberry, and arm-based ?

The official passbolt docker image is currently amd64-only. We already had this request here and if needed, you can try this community passbolt docker image, I created it based on our passbolt docker repository.

In a few lines, I built it like this:

# Clone of the passbolt_docker repository
git clone
# Go to the passbolt_docker repository
cd passbolt_docker

# Build time !

# 3.5.0-ce-multiarch
docker buildx build --build-arg PASSBOLT_REPO_URL= --build-arg PASSBOLT_PKG=passbolt-ce-server --build-arg PASSBOLT_FLAVOUR=ce --build-arg PASSBOLT_COMPONENT=stable -t anatomicjc/passbolt:3.5.0-ce-multiarch --push --platform linux/amd64,linux/arm64/v8,linux/arm/v7,linux/arm/v6,linux/386 -f debian/Dockerfile .

# latest-ce-multiarch
docker buildx build --build-arg PASSBOLT_REPO_URL= --build-arg PASSBOLT_PKG=passbolt-ce-server --build-arg PASSBOLT_FLAVOUR=ce --build-arg PASSBOLT_COMPONENT=stable -t anatomicjc/passbolt:latest-ce-multiarch --push --platform linux/amd64,linux/arm64/v8,linux/arm/v7,linux/arm/v6,linux/386 -f debian/Dockerfile .

# 3.5.0-ce-non-root-multiarch
docker buildx build --build-arg PASSBOLT_REPO_URL= --build-arg PASSBOLT_PKG=passbolt-ce-server --build-arg PASSBOLT_FLAVOUR=ce --build-arg PASSBOLT_COMPONENT=stable -t anatomicjc/passbolt:3.5.0-ce-non-root-multiarch --push --platform linux/amd64,linux/arm64/v8,linux/arm/v7,linux/arm/v6,linux/386 -f debian/Dockerfile.rootless .

# latest-ce-non-root-multiarch
docker buildx build --build-arg PASSBOLT_REPO_URL= --build-arg PASSBOLT_PKG=passbolt-ce-server --build-arg PASSBOLT_FLAVOUR=ce --build-arg PASSBOLT_COMPONENT=stable -t anatomicjc/passbolt:latest-ce-non-root-multiarch --push --platform linux/amd64,linux/arm64/v8,linux/arm/v7,linux/arm/v6,linux/386 -f debian/Dockerfile.rootless .


Yes, you understood the idea of the service correctly The main problem is that balena expects one Dockerfile or docker-compose file to run.

I created a test account on Balena but I don’t have any free Raspberry to test. You can pick-up our docker-compose.yaml example file, customize environment variables, replace the passbolt/passbolt:latest-ce image with the anatomicjc/passbolt:latest-ce-multiarch one and give it a try :slight_smile:

Feedbacks are welcome :slight_smile:

Ok, i will try.
In case I fail.
If you have a desire, you can provide the URL in a pre-configured way for me to prepare a Raspberry Pi Zero 1 W for you. What do you think?

Hi again @eleimt :slight_smile:

Thank you for letting me play with your Raspberry Pi Zero through cloud service. It was fun !

As a follow-up for the ones interested:

The raspberry pi was registered to my testing account:

From there, I created a new project folder and created a docker-compose.yml for the raspberry pi. I encountered 2 issues:

Here is the docker-compose.yml file I used:

version: '2'
    image: yobasystems/alpine-mariadb
    restart: unless-stopped
      MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: "rootpassword"
      MYSQL_DATABASE: "passbolt"
      MYSQL_USER: "passbolt"
      MYSQL_PASSWORD: "P4ssb0lt"
      - database_volume:/var/lib/mysql
      - "3306"

    image: anatomicjc/passbolt:latest-ce-multiarch
    #Alternatively you can use rootless:
    #image: passbolt/passbolt:latest-ce-non-root
    restart: unless-stopped
      - "db"
      - gpg_volume:/etc/passbolt/gpg
      - jwt_volume:/etc/passbolt/jwt
    command: ["/usr/bin/", "-t", "0", "db:3306", "--", "/"]
      - 80:80
    #  - 80:80
    #  - 443:443
    #Alternatively for non-root images:
    # - 80:8080
    # - 443:4433


As you can notice, I used the default balena domain name provided with the instance, and set it as APP_FULL_BASE_URL environment variable.
I just exposed 80/TCP port as the balena default load balancer is searching for a service exposed on port 80.

As it was just a proof-of-concept, I didn’t configured any SMTP server :email: but the doc is there: Passbolt Help | Configure email providers

I finally pushed the docker-compose.yml file with the Balena CLI:

$ balena push project-namespace
[Info]      Starting build for project-namespace, user g_xxxx
[Info]      Dashboard link:
[Info]      Building on arm03
[Info]      Pulling previous images for caching purposes...
[Success]   Successfully pulled cache images
[Info]      Generating image deltas from release 0a0d244aa7854c840a451977901aa5aa (id: 2156617)
[Warning]   Failed to generate deltas due to an internal error; will be generated on-demand
[Info]      Uploading images
[Success]   Successfully uploaded images
[Info]      Built on arm03
[Success]   Release successfully created!
[Info]      Release: d1db90ed40fd3ab0e17971711c7a6168 (id: 2156622)
[Info]      β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”¬β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”¬β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”
[Info]      β”‚ Service  β”‚ Image Size β”‚ Build Time β”‚
[Info]      β”œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€
[Info]      β”‚ db       β”‚ 192.74 MB  β”‚ 21 seconds β”‚
[Info]      β”œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”Όβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€
[Info]      β”‚ passbolt β”‚ 258.17 MB  β”‚ 15 seconds β”‚
[Info]      β””β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”΄β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”΄β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜
[Info]      Build finished in 1 minute, 9 seconds
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After that, I was able to monitor the deployment through the Balena dashboard:

And voilΓ  :tada: :

passbolt and on Raspberry PI Zero FTW :stuck_out_tongue:


I followed these instructions and everything worked. But there was an error when I created the administrator:

General error: 1364 Field 'id' doesn't have a default value

The solution I found here helped: Login failed Β· Issue #285 Β· passbolt/passbolt_api Β· GitHub.

This is awesome @eleimt @AnatomicJC good job!

this is Marc developer advocate from

Would you like to submit this application to the balenaHub? The hub is a marketplace for IoT applications. I think a lot of people might want to use it on their devices.

Let me know if i can help more :slight_smile:


Welcome to passbolt community forum @mpous :slight_smile: I discovered Balena with this post and it looks so cool :+1: I didn’t think we can manage fleet of IoT object like this.
I have some internal stuff to do first but I will have a quicker look about how it works and will let you know.
See you soon :wink:


Keep me updated @AnatomicJC :slight_smile:

Hi @mpous :wave:

I pushed a first version on balena hub and you should be able to deploy by clicking on this button:

deploy button

Please enjoy :slight_smile:


Hello there,

FYI, I just pushed 3.7.1-1 version of passbolt on Balena Hub and Github.

Please enjoy!

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That’s awesome, thank you.

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Hello there,

I just pushed another update. I added a redis container to handle php sessions and a backup container to handle backups.

The backup container is based on rclone docker image. I chose rclone because of the compatibility with so many storage backends (SFTP, FTP, S3, Uptobox, etc, it is crazy).

I created a base script with backups made locally once a day but you can override this setting with the BACKUP_INTERVAL variable. You can also restart the backup container to trigger a backup :stuck_out_tongue:

Feel free to edit it and add the correct rclone command to export them on the external storage of your choice. Have a look to the documentation to configure your own: list of rclone providers


Hello guys,

I will update this message on a regulary basis :slight_smile:

FYI, I just pushed an updated version of balena passbolt following last passbolt 3.8.1 release: Passbolt Help | Release notes

deploy button

Please enjoy!

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Hello there,

passbolt 3.9.0 is now available on balena as well.

deploy button

Please enjoy!

Following latest passbolt release, passbolt 4.0.0 is available as well on balena :slight_smile: using the official passbolt docker image


It’s been a while since passbolt was updated on balena :slight_smile:

Please enjoy the 4.4.2 version :partying_face:


This is great news. I am very glad that support continues at Balena. Thanks.

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Hi everybody. I saw Russification came out, tell me, will there be an update to Balena Hub?