Running Tiledesk with Firebase Chat21 Engine using Docker Compose

This guide is still in beta. The docker images is nightly build so can contains bugs and instability.

NOTE: keep in mind that the new version of Tiledesk MQTT (no Firebase) Docker compose distribution is finally out. If you ave strict policies about privacy and user data the MQTT implementation best suits these needs. Please refer to this guide for installation and configuration of the new Tiledesk MQTT Docker distribution.

Running Tiledesk using Firebase Chat21 Engine with Docker Compose

Note that you need to know a bit of Docker and Docker Compose to follow these instructions.

Tiledesk uses Chat21 as messaging platform. Refer to Architecture overview to undestand the product's modules.

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1. Run Docker Compose services

Run the following code:

mkdir tiledesk && cd tiledesk
curl --output docker-compose.yml
curl --output .env

Start all the Tiledesk services just typing:

docker-compose up -d

If docker is installed with root user run: sudo docker-compose up -d

Ensure the required tiledesk ports are open.

Verify the installation to

You should see the message "Hello from Tiledesk server. It's UP."

To see the log run:

docker-compose logs -t -f --tail 5

2. Firebase setup and Chat21 Cloud Functions installation

Follow the two steps described in the Setting up Chat21 with Firebase engine page to install Chat21 messaging engine with Firebase and configure it for Tiledesk.

3. Configure the .env file

The tiledesk-server component uses Chat21 for sending chat messages, creating groups, etc. So in order to correctly configure your Tiledesk installation please Configure the Chat21 channel.

To configure the parameters run the following command:

nano .env #configure your environment

4. Start docker compose

If docker is already running stop it with:

docker-compose stop

After that restart it with the following command :

docker-compose up -d

Open the browser at: http://<YOUR_DOMAIN_OR_IP_ADDRESS/dashboard and signin as admin with :

If you are installing Tiledesk on localhost open the browser at: