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Run Multibox locally with Docker
This quickstart guide explains how to run Multibox locally using docker compose. You will learn how to obtain a free short-time license and set up Multibox.

Go to the Aidbox portal. Sign up and click the new license button. Choose product type "Multibox".
You'll see your license in the "My Licenses" list. Click on your new license and copy credentials. It is a long string like
eyJhbGciOiJ...
This string is your license key.

Follow the official Docker guide to install Docker and Docker Compose

Firstly, let's make the configuration file. There are two services: aidbox-db and multibox. The first one is PostgreSQL database and the second one is the Multibox itself.
docker-compose.yaml
version: '3.7'
services:
aidbox-db:
image: "${PGIMAGE}"
ports:
- "${PGHOSTPORT}:${PGPORT}"
volumes:
- "./pgdata:/data"
environment:
POSTGRES_USER: "${PGUSER}"
POSTGRES_PASSWORD: "${PGPASSWORD}"
POSTGRES_DB: "${PGDATABASE}"
multibox:
image: "${AIDBOX_IMAGE}"
depends_on: ["aidbox-db"]
links:
- "aidbox-db:database"
ports:
- "${AIDBOX_PORT}:${AIDBOX_PORT}"
env_file:
- .env
environment:
PGHOST: database

To configure Multibox we need to pass environment variables to it. We can pass them with .env file.
.env
# postgres image to run
PGIMAGE=healthsamurai/aidboxdb:14.2
# aidbox image to run
# AIDBOX_IMAGE=healthsamurai/aidboxone:stable
AIDBOX_IMAGE=healthsamurai/multibox:edge
# license details
AIDBOX_LICENSE=<your-license-key>
# if you got pair of id and key use this instead
# AIDBOX_LICENSE_ID=<your-license-id>
# AIDBOX_LICENSE_KEY=<your-license-key>
# port to run webserver at
AIDBOX_PORT=8888
AIDBOX_FHIR_VERSION=4.0.1
# db connection params
PGPORT=5432
PGHOSTPORT=5437
PGUSER=postgres
PGPASSWORD=postgres
PGDATABASE=aidbox
AIDBOX_CLUSTER_SECRET=secret
AIDBOX_CLUSTER_DOMAIN=127.0.0.1.nip.io
AIDBOX_SUPERUSER=admin:secret
AIDBOX_BASE_URL=http://${AIDBOX_CLUSTER_DOMAIN}:${AIDBOX_PORT}
AIDBOX_COMPLIANCE=enabled
Insert your license key into environment file. Change the line
AIDBOX_LICENSE=<your-license-key>
in the .env file where <your-license-key> is a license key which you obtained on the get a license step.
You can find more about required Multibox environment variables here.

Start Multibox with Docker Compose
docker compose up
This command will download and start Multibox and its dependencies. This can take a few minutes.

Open http://127.0.0.1.nip.io:8888. You'll see Multibox login page. Sign in using credentials specified in AIDBOX_SUPERUSER variable in .env file.
Now you are ready to use Multibox.
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Get a license
Install Docker and Docker Compose
Create docker-compose.yaml
Create .env file
Launch Multibox
Go to the Multibox UI