# Agola demo image

The dockerhub sorintlab/agola-demo is a demo image to easily test agola, it comes with a predefined configuration that uses an embedded etcd. Don't use it in production but build your own image or use the sorintlab/agola image

We assume is the docker default network where ports are exported

# Start

docker run \
-v=/var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
-v=/path/to/local/agola/data:/data/agola \
-p 8000:8000 \
sorintlab/agolademo \
serve --embedded-etcd --components all-base,executor

# Connect

Point your browser to

You'll see the main agola ui page with a Register and a Login button at the top right. But before being able to register and login we should first link agola with at least one remote source (github, gitlab, gitea). See the next steps.

# Test using a local gitea instance

First annotate your docker bridge local network address. Usually it's This is needed to correctly setup gitea and agola to communicate togheter without using docker links or a more complex network setup.

# Start gitea local demo


NOTE: if you have an ssh server running locally you should stop it

docker run -d --name gitea -v /path/to/gitea-data:/data -p 3000:3000 -p 22:22 gitea/gitea:latest

This will save your gitea data inside your host /path/to/gitea directory

# Setup gitea

  • Access gitea on
  • In the initial setup page you should change:
    • the Gitea Base URL to http://$YOURDOCKERLOCALIP:3000 (i.e.
    • the SSH Server Domain to $YOURDOCKERLOCALIP (i.e.
  • Register a new user
  • Under your user settings, add your ssh public key (to be able to push to repositories)


Your gitea image should be new enough to support oauth2 (if pull a newer image or skip the next step).

  • Now create an oauth2 app under your user settings -> Applications -> Manage OAuth2 Applications. As the applicatin name set "Agola" and as redirect uri Keep note of the provided "Client ID" and "Client Secret".

# Add a gitea remote source

A remote source defines a remote git provider (like gitea, gitlab, github)

Gitea only recently provided a oauth2 provider (https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/pull/5378). For old version we can just use the old username/password flow to create an user api token (use --auth-type password instead of --auth-type oauth2 in the below command)

The create a remote source we'll use the agola command in cli mode:

docker run --rm sorintlab/agolademo --token "admintoken" --gateway-url remotesource create \
--name gitea \
--type gitea \
--api-url \
--auth-type oauth2 \
--clientid $GITEA_APP_CLIENTID \

"admintoken" is a token defined in the default agolademo configuration and will let you act with the api as an admin without the need of an user created inside agola.

  • --skip-ssh-host-key-check is used to speed up things and tells agola to not check gitea host ssh host key when cloning repositories. The right thing to do will be to provide the ssh host key using the option --ssh-host-key. You can get the host key using ssh-keyscan $giteahost and choosing the ecdsa or rsa host key provided line (use the whole line)

# Register

Login to the agola web ui on and choose register, then register with gitea. If everything goes well gitea will ask you to accept the authorization and then you'll be redirected back to the user registration form. Next you can Login.

# Create a user api token

Use the web interface or the cli:

docker run --rm sorintlab/agolademo --token admintoken --gateway-url user token create -n $YOUR_AGOLA_USERNAME -t default

Save the token since it won't be displayed again.

# Testing with an example repository

We'll use the agola-example-go repository

  • Clone to above repository locally

  • Create a repository on gitea called agola-example-go

  • Create a project in agola connected to the gitea repository using the web interface or the cli:

docker run --rm sorintlab/agolademo --token $TOKEN --gateway-url project create \
--parent "user/$AGOLAUSER" \
--name agola-example-go \
--remote-source gitea \
--repo-path $GITEAUSER/agola-example-go


  • --token is your agola user api token

  • --name is the agola project associated to your gitea repository that you want to create

  • --remote-source is the remote source providing the repository

  • --repo-path is the remote source repository path

  • Push the agola-example-go repository you've previousy cloned to the gitea repository, for example:

git remote add mygitea git@$GITEAUSER/agola-example-go.git
git push -u mygitea master

If everything is ok, you should see a run started in the agola web ui ( Or take a look at the agola container logs to see what has failed.