Enterprise

Enterprise Administrator Guide

This guide will cover how to run DoltLab in Enterprise mode and use exclusive features not covered in the Basic Administrator's Guide.

To start DoltLab in Enterprise mode, edit the installer_config.yaml file, supplying your Enterprise license keys:

enterprise:
  online_product_code: "yourproductcode"
  online_shared_key: "yoursharedkey"
  online_api_key: "yourapikey"
  online_license_key: "yourlicensekey"

Save these changes and rerun the installer to regenerate DoltLab assets that allow it to run in Enterprise mode.

./installer

Alternatively, you can supply command line flags to the installer like so:

./installer \
... \
--enterprise-online-product-code="yourproductcode" \
--enterprise-online-shared-key="yoursharedkey" \
--enterprise-online-api-key="yourapikey" \
--enterprise-online-license-key="yourlicensekey"

The values for these arguments will be provided to you by our DoltLab team. The following contents on this page covers how to configure various Enterprise features for your DoltLab instance.

Use custom logo on DoltLab instance

DoltLab Enterprise allows administrators to customize the logo used across their DoltLab instance. At the time of this writing, custom logos custom logos must have a maximum height of 32px and a maximum width of 240px. They will be visible in the top navbar of every page and the footer of some pages, so therefore should work against dark backgrounds. If a custom logo is used on DoltLab, the footer of the DoltLab instance will display the text "Powered by DoltLab [version]" next to the custom logo.

You can use a custom logo on DoltLab by editing ./installer_config.yaml and providing the path to your custom logo:

# installer_config.yaml
enterprise:
  online_product_code: "yourproductcode"
  online_shared_key: "yoursharedkey"
  online_api_key: "yourapikey"
  online_license_key: "yourlicensekey"
  customize:
    logo: /absolute/path/to/custom/logo.png

Save these changes and rerun the installer to regenerate DoltLab assets that use your custom logo.

./installer

Alternatively, you can run the installer with the argument --custom-logo=/absolute/path/to/custom/logo.png.

You should see your new logo when you restart (./start.sh) your instance.

Example

We'll use Starbucks as an example. First I need to find a logo that works well with a dark background. I found a white Starbucks logo and copy that image file over to my DoltLab host.

I create a logos folder on my host and use scp to securely copy my logo image.

$ scp ~/Desktop/starbucks-logo.png ubuntu@54.191.163.60:/home/ubuntu/logos
starbucks-logo.png

Note that this will not work if you create the logos folder while running sudo newgrp docker.

Once my image is there, I can add the absolute path to my image to the installer configuration file.

# installer_config.yaml
enterprise:
  # other enterprise config
  customize:
    logo: /home/ubuntu/logos/starbucks-logo.png

Once I save my changes, rerun the installer (./installer), and restart (./start.sh), I should see my new Starbucks logo.

Customize automated emails

DoltLab Enterprise allows administrators to customize the automated emails their DoltLab instance sends to its users.

Custom emails can be configured with the installer by editing ./installer_config.yaml and setting enterprise.customize.email_templates to true.

# installer_config.yaml
enterprise:
  online_product_code: "yourproductcode"
  online_shared_key: "yoursharedkey"
  online_api_key: "yourapikey"
  online_license_key: "yourlicensekey"
  customize:
    email_templates: true

Save these changes and rerun the installer to generate email template files you can customize, that DoltLab will use.

./installer

Alternatively, you can supply the argument --custom-email-templates=true to the installer instead.

Once run, the installer will generate the email template files at ./doltlabapi/templates/email which match the files described below. You can customize these files and they will be used by DoltLab. Each file is named according to use-case. The names and paths of these files should NOT be changed.

  • collabInvite.txt sent to invite user to be a database collaborator.

  • invite.txt sent to invite a user to join an organization.

  • issueComment.txt sent to notify user that an issue received a comment.

  • issueState.txt sent to notify user that an issue's state has changed.

  • pullComment.txt sent to notify user that a pull request received a comment.

  • pullCommits.txt sent to notify user that a pull request received a commit.

  • pullReview.txt sent to notify user that a pull request review's state has changed.

  • pullState.txt sent to notify user that a pull request's state has changed.

  • recoverPassword.txt sent to provide user with a link to reset their password.

  • resetPassword.txt sent to notify a user that their password has been reset.

  • verify.txt sent to a user to verify their email account.

To alter the text within one of the above files, we recommend only changing the hardcoded text between the Actions and replacing the use of {{.App}}, which normally evaluates to "DoltLab", with the name of your company or team.

You should not change any template definitions, indicated with {{define "some-template-name"}} syntax, within these files as doltlabapi relies on these specific definitions.

To better illustrate how to modify these files, let's look at an example. Here is the default verify.txt template:

{{define "verifySubject" -}}
[{{.App}}] Please verify your email address.
{{- end}}

{{define "verifyHTML" -}}
<html>
	<body>
		<p>To secure access to your {{.App}} account, we need you to verify your email address: {{.Address}}.
		<p><a href="{{.BaseURL}}/users/{{.Username}}/emailAddresses/{{.Address}}/verify?token={{.Token}}">Click here to verify your email address.</a>
		<p>You’re receiving this email because you created a new {{.App}} account or added a new email address. If this wasn’t you, please ignore this email.
	</body>
</html>
{{- end}}

{{define "verifyText" -}}
Hi,

To secure access to your {{.App}} account, we need you to verify your email address: {{.Address}}.

Click the link below to verify your email address:

{{.BaseURL}}/users/{{.Username}}/emailAddresses/{{.Address}}/verify?token={{.Token}}

You're receiving the email because you created a new {{.App}} account or added a new email address. If this wasn't you, please ignore this email.
{{- end}}

Above, three templates are defined verifySubject, verifyHTML, and verifyText. We will not add or remove any of these templates and we won't change their names, but we will replace the {{.App}} field with the name of our company, Acme, Inc.'s DoltLab instance, "AcmeLab". We'll also modify the hardcoded text to be specific to our DoltLab instance's users.

After replacing {{.App}} with "AcmeLab", our file looks like:

{{define "verifySubject" -}}
[AcmeLab] Please verify your email address.
{{- end}}

{{define "verifyHTML" -}}
<html>
	<body>
		<p>To secure access to your AcmeLab account, we need you to verify your email address: {{.Address}}.
		<p><a href="{{.BaseURL}}/users/{{.Username}}/emailAddresses/{{.Address}}/verify?token={{.Token}}">Click here to verify your email address.</a>
		<p>You’re receiving this email because you created a new AcmeLab account or added a new email address. If this wasn’t you, please ignore this email.
	</body>
</html>
{{- end}}

{{define "verifyText" -}}
Hi,

To secure access to your AcmeLab account, we need you to verify your email address: {{.Address}}.

Click the link below to verify your email address:

{{.BaseURL}}/users/{{.Username}}/emailAddresses/{{.Address}}/verify?token={{.Token}}

You're receiving the email because you created a new AcmeLab account or added a new email address. If this wasn't you, please ignore this email.
{{- end}}

Lastly, let's customize this email with the contact information of our AcmeLab admin, in case users have any questions. We want to add the same information to the verifyHTML template and the verifyText template so that it appears for either supported email format:

{{define "verifySubject" -}}
[AcmeLab] Please verify your email address.
{{- end}}

{{define "verifyHTML" -}}
<html>
	<body>
    <p>Thank you for signing up for AcmeLab!
		<p>To secure access to your AcmeLab account, we need you to verify your email address: {{.Address}}.
		<p><a href="{{.BaseURL}}/users/{{.Username}}/emailAddresses/{{.Address}}/verify?token={{.Token}}">Click here to verify your email address.</a>
		<p>You’re receiving this email because you created a new AcmeLab account or added a new email address. If this wasn’t you, please ignore this email.
    <p> If you need further assistance, please reach out to Kevin at kevin@acmeinc.com.
	</body>
</html>
{{- end}}

{{define "verifyText" -}}
Thank you for signing up for AcmeLab!

To secure access to your AcmeLab account, we need you to verify your email address: {{.Address}}.

Click the link below to verify your email address:

{{.BaseURL}}/users/{{.Username}}/emailAddresses/{{.Address}}/verify?token={{.Token}}

You're receiving the email because you created a new AcmeLab account or added a new email address. If this wasn't you, please ignore this email.

If you need further assistance, please reach out to Kevin at kevin@acmeinc.com.

{{- end}}

Once we save our edits, we can restart our DoltLab instance for the changes to take affect.

Customize DoltLab colors

DoltLab Enterprise allows administrators to customize the color of certain assets across their DoltLab instance. This is current list of colors that you can customize and what they are used for:

  • accent_1: An accent color used sparingly to highlight certain features, such as active tabs.

  • background_accent_1: An accent background color used often for headers. As the primary background color for DoltLab is white/grey and not configurable, is expected that is color is dark enough to work with light or white text.

  • background_gradient_start: A background color used to create a gradient for some headers in combination with background_accent_1. If you do not want a gradient you can use the same value as background_accent_1.

  • button_1: Primary button color.

  • button_2: Secondary button color, used for hover states.

  • link_1: Primary link color.

  • link_2: Secondary link color, used for hover states.

  • link_light: Tertiary link color, used for links on dark backgrounds.

  • primary: Primary text color, also used for some outlines.

  • code_background: Dark background color for code blocks.

Here is a visual guide for where customizable colors are used on the database page on DoltLab:

In order to configure these customized colors, you'll need the RGB value of each color. Each color value must include three comma-separated colors. We use dynamic Tailwind themes to implement these custom colors. You can learn more about the specifics of how this is implemented here.

Once you decide on the color palette, edit the ./installer_config.yaml, adding:

enterprise:
  online_product_code: "yourproductcode"
  online_shared_key: "yoursharedkey"
  online_api_key: "yourapikey"
  online_license_key: "yourlicensekey"
  customize:
    color_overrides:
      rgb_accent_1: "252, 66, 201"
      rgb_background_accent_1: "24, 33, 52"
      rgb_background_gradient_start: "31, 41, 66"
      rgb_button_1: "61, 145, 240"
      rgb_button_2: "31, 109, 198"
      rgb_link_1: "31, 109, 198"
      rgb_link_2: "61, 145, 240"
      rgb_link_light: "109, 176, 252"
      rgb_primary: "0, 0, 0"
      rgb_code_background: "24, 33, 52"

Save these changes and rerun the installer to regenerate DoltLab assets that use your custom colors.

./installer

Alternatively, you can run the installer with the following arguments corresponding to the custom color you want to override:

./installer \
... \
--custom-color-rgb-accent-1="252, 66, 201" \
--custom-color-rgb-background-accent-1="24, 33, 52" \
--custom-color-rgb-background-gradient-start="31, 41, 66" \
--custom-color-rgb-button-1="61, 145, 240" \
--custom-color-rgb-button-2="31, 109, 198" \
--custom-color-rgb-link-1="31, 109, 198" \
--custom-color-rgb-link-2="61, 145, 240" \
--custom-color-rgb-link-light="109, 176, 252" \
--custom-color-rgb-primary="0, 0, 0" \
--custom-color-rgb-code-background="24, 33, 52"

You should see your new colors when you restart (./start.sh) your instance.

Example

Using Starbucks as an example again, we use their color guide to choose some colors to brand our DoltLab and then add them to the installer configuration.

# installer_config.yaml
enterprise:
  # other enterprise config
  customize:
    logo: /home/ubuntu/logos/starbucks-logo.png
    color_overrides:
      rgb_accent_1: "219, 168, 61"
      rgb_background_accent_1: "41, 96, 68"
      rgb_background_gradient_start: "50, 115, 78"
      rgb_button_1: "50, 115, 78"
      rgb_link_1: "50, 115, 78"
      rgb_button_2: "41, 96, 68"
      rgb_link_2: "41, 96, 68"
      rgb_link_light: "216, 232, 226"
      rgb_primary: "36, 56, 50"
      rgb_code_background: "41, 96, 68"

I rerun the installer and restart:

$ ./installer
$ ./start.sh

And now DoltLab is Starbucks branded!

See other examples of utilizing colors to brand DoltLab for some well-known companies here.

Add Super Admins to a DoltLab instance

DoltLab Enterprise allows administrators to specify users who will be "super admins" on their DoltLab instance.

A DoltLab "super admin" is a user granted unrestricted access and the highest possibly permission level on all organizations, teams, and databases on a DoltLab instance. This allows these users to write to any database, public or private, merge pull-requests, delete databases and add or remove organization/team members. By default there are no "super admins" registered on a DoltLab instance, including the default user admin.

Super admins can be configured by editing the ./installer_config.yaml file and specifying the email addresses for users you want to be super admins.

# installer_config.yaml
enterprise:
  online_product_code: "yourproductcode"
  online_shared_key: "yoursharedkey"
  online_api_key: "yourapikey"
  online_license_key: "yourlicensekey"
  super_admins: ["me@email.com", "you@email.com"]

Alternatively, you can use the installer with the argument --super-admin-email instead. This argument can be supplied multiple times, for example:

./installer \
...
--super-admin-email=me@email.com \
--super-admin-email=you@email.com

Configure SAML Single-Sign-On

DoltLab Enterprise supports SAML single-sign-on. To configure your DoltLab instance to use single-sign-on, you will first need an Identity Provider (IP) to provide you with a metadata descriptor.

For example, Okta, a popular IP, provides an endpoint for downloading the metadata descriptor for a SAML application after you register an application on their platform.

During registration, Okta will ask you for the "Single Sign On Url" and an "Audience Restriction" for the application.

Use the domain/host IP address of your DoltLab instance followed by /sso/callback for the "Single Sign On Url", and use that same domain/host IP address followed by just "/sso" for the "Audience Restriction". Since this example will be for https://doltlab.dolthub.com, we'll use https://doltlab.dolthub.com/sso/callback and https://doltlab.dolthub.com/sso respectively.

Be sure to also set "Name ID Format" to "Persistent".

Then, download the metadata Okta provides for this application to your DoltLab host.

Next, edit ./installer_config.yaml with the path to the metadata descriptor and the common name to use when generating the saml certificate.

# installer_config.yaml
enterprise:
  online_product_code: "yourproductcode"
  online_shared_key: "yoursharedkey"
  online_api_key: "yourapikey"
  online_license_key: "yourlicensekey"
  saml:
    metadata_descriptor_file: "/absolute/path/to/downloaded/metadata/descriptor"
    cert_common_name: "mydoltlabinstance"

Save these changes and rerun the installer to regenerate DoltLab assets the enable saml single-sign-on.

./installer

Alternatively, the installer can be run with the following arguments to do the same thing:

./installer \
...
--sso-saml-metadata-descriptor=/absolute/path/to/downloaded/metadata/descriptor \
--sso-saml-cert-common-name="mydoltlabinstance"

When SAML single-sign-on is configured, you will see the SAML option on the sign-in page:

Next, as user admin, login to your DoltLab instance and navigate to Profile > Settings > SSO.

On this tab you will see the following:

Assertion Consumer Service Url displays the url where Okta should send the SAML assertion.

Entity ID/Login Url displays the url users can use to login to DoltLab using the IP, but they can now simply use the option available on the sign-in page.

IP Metadata Descriptor is a metadata descriptor for this DoltLab instance, and can be downloaded and supplied to the IP if it requires service providers to upload metadata.

Certificate can be downloaded if you want to add a signature certificate to the IP to verify the digital signatures.

Your Enterprise instance will now use single-sign-on through your IP for user login and account creation.

Automated Remote Backups

DoltLab Enterprise supports automated database backups for DoltLab's application Dolt server. To backup database data of all the Dolt databases hosted on your DoltLab instance, we recommend taking regular snapshots of the host's filesystem.

To configure your DoltLab instance to automatically back up its Dolt database server, first, provision either a GCP bucket or and AWS S3 bucket and Dynamo DB table. You will need these to resources to create a remote backup. Oracle Cloud Infrastucture (OCI) storage buckets may be used as well.

Dolt supports a backup command which can be used to create backups of a Dolt instance.

Let's walk through setting up automated backups using an AWS remote backup first.

AWS Remote Backup

Dolt can use an AWS Remote as a backup destination, but requires that two resources be provisioned. As stated in this helpful blog post, "AWS remotes use a combination of Dynamo DB and S3. The Dynamo table can be created with any name but must have a primary key with the name db."

For our example, let's create an AWS S3 bucket called test-doltlab-application-db-backups.

Let's also create a Dynamo DB table in the same AWS region, and call it test-doltlab-backup-application-db-manifest. Notice its uses the required partition key (primary key) db.

The AWS remote url for our DoltLab instance which is determined by the template aws://[dolt_dynamo_table:dolt_remotes_s3_storage]/backup_name, will be aws://[test-doltlab-backup-application-db-manifest:test-doltlab-application-db-backups]/my_doltlab_backup.

We've also granted read and write access for these resources to an IAM role called DoltLabBackuper.

It's now time to update our DoltLab instance configuration to automatically backup it's Dolt server data to our AWS remote.

First, ensure that the AWS credentials on the DoltLab host can be used to assume the role DoltLabBackuper. Create a AWS config file that contains:

[profile doltlab_backuper]
role_arn = arn:aws:iam::<aws account number>:role/DoltLabBackuper
region = <aws region>
source_profile = default

Then use the AWS CLI to confirm this profile can be used on your DoltLab host:

AWS_SDK_LOAD_CONFIG=1 \
AWS_REGION=<aws region> \
AWS_CONFIG_FILE=<path to config file> \
AWS_SDK_LOAD_CONFIG=1 \
AWS_PROFILE=doltlab_backuper \
aws sts get-caller-identity
{
    "UserId": "<user id>:botocore-session-1700511795",
    "Account": <aws account number>,
    "Arn": "arn:aws:sts::<aws account number>:assumed-role/DoltLabBackuper/botocore-session-1700511795"
}

Next, edit the ./installer_config.yaml file to configure automated backups.

# installer_config.yaml
enterprise:
  online_product_code: "yourproductcode"
  online_shared_key: "yoursharedkey"
  online_api_key: "yourapikey"
  online_license_key: "yourlicensekey"
  automated_backups:
    remote_url: "aws://[test-doltlab-backup-application-db-manifest:test-doltlab-application-db-backups]/my_doltlab_backup"
    aws_region: "aws-region"
    aws_profile: "doltlab_backuper"
    aws_shared_credentials_file: "/absolute/path/to/aws/credentials"
    aws_config_file: "/absolute/path/to/aws/config"

Save these edits and rerun the installer to regenerate DoltLab assets that will automatically backup doltlabdb to AWS.

./installer

Alternatively, run the installer with the following arguments to configure the AWS backup:

./installer \
...
--automated-dolt-backups-url="aws://[test-doltlab-backup-application-db-manifest:test-doltlab-application-db-backups]/my_doltlab_backup" \
--aws-shared-credentials-file="/absolute/path/to/aws/credentials" \
--aws-config-file="/absolute/path/to/aws/config" \
--aws-region="aws-region" \
--aws-profile="doltlab_backuper"

DoltLab will use a combination of Prometheus and Alertmanager to notify you if your regularly scheduled backup fails for some reason. You'll need to edit the Alertmanager configuration file generated by the installer at ./alertmanager/alertmanager.yaml and include your SMTP authentication information in the global section. The other sections do not need to be edited:

global:
  smtp_from: no-reply@example.com
  smtp_auth_username: my-username
  smtp_auth_password: ******
  smtp_smarthost: smtp.gmail.com:587

receivers:
  - name: doltlab-admin-email
    email_configs:
      - to: me@example.com
        send_resolved: true

route:
  receiver: "doltlab-admin-email"
  group_wait: 30s
  group_interval: 2m
  repeat_interval: 4h
  routes:
    - receiver: "doltlab-admin-email"
      group_by: [alertname]
      matchers:
        - app =~ "backup-syncer"
        - severity =~ "page|critical"

For more configuration options, please consult the AlertManager documentaion.

Finally, start DoltLab using the ./start.sh script. DoltLab will create the first backup when started, and by default, will create backups at midnight each night. You will see your backups stored in your S3 bucket, and the manifest stored in your DynamoDB table.

Your DoltLab's Dolt server is now automatically backing up to your AWS remote.

GCP Remote Backup

To backup DoltLab's Dolt server to a GCP remote, first create a bucket in GCP. This will be the only required resource needed.

Next, add GCP JSON credentials to your DoltLab host. You can find information about GCP credentials here.

Following the Dolt's url template for GCP remotes as outlined in this blog, the remote url we will use for this bucket will be gs://test-doltlab-application-db-backup/my_doltlab_backup.

Next, edit ./installer_config.yaml and supply your GCP remote information.

# installer_config.yaml
enterprise:
  online_product_code: "yourproductcode"
  online_shared_key: "yoursharedkey"
  online_api_key: "yourapikey"
  online_license_key: "yourlicensekey"
  automated_backups:
    remote_url: "gs://test-doltlab-application-db-backup/my_doltlab_backup"
    google_credentials_file: "/absolute/path/to/gcloud/credentials"

Save these edits and rerun the installer to regenerate DoltLab assets that will automatically backup doltlabdb to AWS.

./installer

Alternatively, run the installer with the following arguments to create automated GCP backups:

./installer \
...
--automated-dolt-backups-url="gs://test-doltlab-application-db-backup/my_doltlab_backup" \
--google-creds-file="/absolute/path/to/gcloud/credentials"

Finally, edit the ./alertmanager/alertmanager.yaml file generated by the installer, as shown in the AWS backups section, to receive notifications of backup failures.

Once you start your Enterprise instance with ./start.sh, it will now automatically back up its application Dolt server to your GCP bucket.

OCI Remote Backup

To backup DoltLab's Dolt server to an OCI remote, first create a bucket in OCI. This will be the only required resource needed.

Next, install the oci CLI tool on your DoltLab host, and run oci setup config to create a configuration file with credentials authorized to access your bucket. You can find information about creating an config file here.

oci setup config will create a config file and private key file that you will then need to mount into the doltlabdb container.

First, edit the generated config file so that the key_file field contains the absolute path of where the generate key file will be mounted in the doltlabdb container.

[DEFAULT]
user=ocid1.user.oc1..<unique_ID>
fingerprint=<your_fingerprint>
key_file=/oci_private_key.pem
tenancy=ocid1.tenancy.oc1..<unique_ID>
region=us-ashburn-1

In the above example, we've changed key_file to point to /oci_private_key.pem, where DoltLab will mount the private key file. Save these changes.

Following the Dolt's url template for OCI remotes as outlined in this blog, the remote url we will use for this bucket will be oci://test-doltlab-application-db-backup/my_doltlab_backup.

Next, edit ./installer_config.yaml and supply your OCI remote information.

# installer_config.yaml
enterprise:
  online_product_code: "yourproductcode"
  online_shared_key: "yoursharedkey"
  online_api_key: "yourapikey"
  online_license_key: "yourlicensekey"
  automated_backups:
    remote_url: "oci://test-doltlab-application-db-backup/my_doltlab_backup"
    oci_config_file: "/absolute/path/to/oci/config"
    oci_key_file: "/absolute/path/to/oci/private/key.pem"

Save these edits and rerun the installer to regenerate DoltLab assets that will automatically backup doltlabdb to OCI.

./installer

Alternatively, you can run the installer with the following arguments to configure the OCI backups:

./installer \
...
--automated-dolt-backups-url="oci://test-doltlab-application-db-backup/my_doltlab_backup" \
--oci-config-file="/absolute/path/to/oci/config" \
--oci-key-file="/absolute/path/to/oci/private/key.pem"

Finally, edit the ./alertmanager/alertmanager.yaml file generated by the installer, as shown in the AWS backups section, to receive notifications of backup failures.

Once you start your Enterprise instance with ./start.sh, it will now automatically back up its application Dolt server to your OCI bucket.

Deploy DoltLab across multiple hosts

DoltLab's services can be deployed across multiple hosts which allow DoltLab's services to be scaled independently.

The following guide will walkthrough deploying a DoltLab instance whose set of services each run on separate host machines.

The diagram above depicts the multi-host architecture for DoltLab. Each independent service runs on a distinct host, and is served behind it's own reverse proxy. Both the service and the proxy run via Docker compose, and are easily configured using the installer. At the time of this writing, multi-host deployments are only available over http. For https support, please file an issue in our issues repository.

To get started with a DoltLab multi-host deployment, you'll need to provision a host per DoltLab service. Here are our hardware recommendations for each service:

  • doltlabdb, DoltLab's Dolt database, requires a host with at least 2 CPU, 4GB of memory, and 15GB of disk.

  • doltlabfileserviceapi, DoltLab's service for managing user uploads, requires a host with at least 2 CPU, 4GB of memory, and 50GB of disk.

  • doltlabremoteapi, DoltLab's service for managing database data, requires a host with at least 2 CPU, 4GB of memory, and 200GB of disk.

  • doltlabapi, DoltLab's main API, requires a host with at least 4 CPU, 16GB of memory, and 50GB of disk.

  • doltlabgraphql, DoltLab's data transformation layer, requires a host with at least 2 CPU, 4GB of memory, and 10GB of disk.

  • doltlabui, DoltLab's frontend, requires a host with at least 2 CPU, 4GB of memory, and 10GB of disk.

When provisioning the hosts for each service, change the networking settings on each host so that the ports specified below are open for ingress. You will also need to ensure that each host has a publicly reachable IP address:

  • doltlabdb, port 3306.

  • doltlabfileserviceapi, port 4321.

  • doltlabremoteapi, ports 50051 and 100.

  • doltlabapi, ports 9443 and 9444.

  • doltlabgraphql, port 9000.

  • doltlabui, port 80.

Before continuing you will need to document the public IP of each host associated with each DoltLab service, as it will be referenced in different places throughout this process.

For this walkthrough I will use the following IP's for each DoltLab service:

  • doltlabdb, 52.43.136.146.

  • doltlabfileserviceapi, 34.221.204.184.

  • doltlabremoteapi, 34.222.48.69.

  • doltlabapi, 35.91.149.175.

  • doltlabgraphql, 35.91.70.84.

  • doltlabui, 35.94.142.32.

Once the hosts are provisioned and running, you will need to download the latest version of DoltLab on each host, and install unzip:

# download DoltLab
curl -LO https://doltlab-releases.s3.amazonaws.com/linux/amd64/doltlab-latest.zip

# install unzip
sudo apt install unzip

You can then unzip DoltLab's contents and install it's dependencies using the installation script generated by the installer.

# unzip DoltLab contents
unzip doltlab-latest.zip -d doltlab
cd doltlab

# generate installation script
./installer --ubuntu

# run installation script
./ubuntu_install.sh

Again, you should complete this process on each host before moving on to the subsequent steps.

Next, we will use the installer to configure the separate services on each host in the following order:

  • doltlabdb

  • doltlabapi

  • doltlabremoteapi

  • doltlabfileserviceapi

  • doltlabgraphql

  • doltlabui

doltlabdb

Starting with your doltlabdb host and from within the unzipped doltlab directory, ensure that Docker can run without the sudo command by running:

sudo newgrp docker

Next, edit the ./installer_config.yaml and set enterprise.multihost.doltlabdb_only to true.

# installer_config.yaml

services:
  doltlabdb:
    dolthubapi_password: "9jjalvilpiod0n5u4q30"
    admin_password: "1H8srd1QVbBbG1pJRcpP"

enterprise:
  online_product_code: "yourproductcode"
  online_shared_key: "yoursharedkey"
  online_api_key: "yourapikey"
  online_license_key: "yourlicensekey"
  multihost:
    doltlabdb_only: true

Save these changes and rerun the installer to regenerate DoltLab assets that will make this deployment doltlabdb only.

./installer

Alternatively, run the installer with the --doltlabdb-only argument. Be sure to also supply the arguments for DoltLab Enterprise mode, as those are required as well.

./installer \
--enterprise-online-product-code=your_product_code \
--enterprise-online-api-key=your_api_key \
--enterprise-online-shared-key=your_shared_key \
--enterprise-online-license-key=your_license_key \
--doltlabdb-only \
--doltlabdb-admin-password="1H8srd1QVbBbG1pJRcpP" \
--doltlabdb-dolthubapi-password="9jjalvilpiod0n5u4q30"

services.doltlabdb.admin_password, or --doltlabdb-admin-password, is required and is used to create user dolthubadmin. services.doltlabdb.dolthubapi_password, or --doltlabdb-dolthubapi-password, is required and is used to create user dolthubapi.

Running the installer will produce output like the following:

2024-05-06T20:13:52.080Z	INFO	cmd/main.go:519	Successfully configured DoltLab	{"version": "v2.1.4"}

2024-05-06T20:13:52.081Z	INFO	cmd/main.go:525	To start DoltLab, use:	{"script": "/home/ubuntu/doltlab/start.sh"}
2024-05-06T20:13:52.082Z	INFO	cmd/main.go:530	To stop DoltLab, use:	{"script": "/home/ubuntu/doltlab/stop.sh"}

When the generated ./start.sh script runs for the first time, the doltlabdb database is initialized with two users, dolthubadmin and dolthubapi. Their passwords are the values of services.doltlabdb.admin_password (--doltlabdb-admin-password) and services.doltlabdb.dolthubapi_password (--doltlabdb-dolthubapi-password), respectively.

DoltLab's main API will connect to doltlabdb as the user dolthubapi, so you will need to make note of this password for use later on.

Now start doltlabdb by running ./start.sh:

./start.sh

You can see the running services by running docker ps:

docker ps
CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                                                   COMMAND                  CREATED              STATUS              PORTS                                                  NAMES
1f5483db7c97   public.ecr.aws/dolthub/doltlab/dolt-sql-server:v2.1.4   "tini -- docker-entr…"   About a minute ago   Up About a minute   0.0.0.0:3306->3306/tcp, :::3306->3306/tcp, 33060/tcp   doltlab-doltlabdb-1

doltlabapi

Now connect to your doltlabapi host, cd into the doltlab directory, and ensure you can use docker without sudo by running:

sudo newgrp docker

Edit the ./installer_config.yaml and set enterprise.multihost.doltlabapi_only to true, as well as specifying the other required fields/sections.

# installer_config.yaml

host: "35.91.149.175"

services:
  doltlabdb:
    host: "52.43.136.146"
    port: 3306
    dolthubapi_password: "9jjalvilpiod0n5u4q30"

  doltlabremoteapi:
    host: "34.222.48.69"
    port: 50051
    file_server_port: 100

  doltlabfileserviceapi:
    host: "34.221.204.184"
    port: 4321

  doltlabui:
    host: "35.94.142.32"
    port: 80

default_user:
  email: "me@email.com"

smtp:
  host: "smtp.email.com"
  port: 587
  auth_method: "plain"
  username: "******"
  password: "************"
  no_reply_email: me@email.com

enterprise:
  online_product_code: "yourproductcode"
  online_shared_key: "yoursharedkey"
  online_api_key: "yourapikey"
  online_license_key: "yourlicensekey"
  multihost:
    doltlabapi_only: true

Save these changes and rerun the installer to regenerate DoltLab assets that will make this deployment doltlabapi only.

./installer

Alternatively, you can run the installer with the --doltlabapi-only flag and the other required arguments in order to configure the doltlabapi instance.

./installer \
--enterprise-online-product-code=your_product_code \
--enterprise-online-api-key=your_api_key \
--enterprise-online-shared-key=your_shared_key \
--enterprise-online-license-key=your_license_key \
--doltlabapi-only \
--host=35.91.149.175 \
--doltlabdb-host=52.43.136.146 \
--doltlabdb-port=3306 \
--doltlabremoteapi-host=34.222.48.69 \
--doltlabremoteapi-port=50051 \
--doltlabremoteapi-file-server-port=100 \
--doltlabfileserviceapi-host=34.221.204.184 \
--doltlabfileserviceapi-port=4321 \
--doltlabui-host=35.94.142.32 \
--doltlabui-port=80 \
--doltlabdb-dolthubapi-password="9jjalvilpiod0n5u4q30" \
--smtp-host=smtp.email.com \
--smtp-port=587 \
--smtp-auth-method=plain \
--smtp-username=****** \
--smtp-password=************ \
--no-reply-email=me@email.com \
--default-user-email=me@email.com

host, or --host, is required and should be the IP address of the doltlabapi host. services.doltlabdb.host, or --doltlabdb-host is required and is the IP address of the doltlabdb host. services.doltlabdb.port, or --doltlabdb-port, is required and should be the value 3306. This port value should not be changed. services.doltlabremoteapi.host, or --doltlabremoteapi-host, is required and is the IP address of the doltlabremoteapi host. services.doltlabremoteapi.port, or --doltlabremoteapi-port, is required and should be the value 50051. This port value should not be changed. services.doltlabremoteapi.file_server_port, or --doltlabremoteapi-file-server-port, is required and should be the value 100. This port value should not be changed. services.doltlabfileserviceapi.host, or --doltlabfileserviceapi-host, is required and is the IP address of the doltlabfileserviceapi host. services.doltlabfileserviceapi.port, or --doltlabfileserviceapi-port, is required and should be the value 4321. This port value should not be changed. services.doltlabui.host, or --doltlabui-host, is required and is the IP address of the doltlabui host. services.doltlabui.port, or --doltlabui-port, is required and should be the value 80. This port value should not be changed. services.doltlabdb.dolthubapi_password, or --doltlabdb-dolthubapi-password, is required and should be the services.doltlabdb.dolthubapi_password value defined on the doltlabdb host. smtp.host, or --smtp-host, is optional and is the host name of an SMTP server. It is only required if users other than admin will be using the DoltLab instance. See connecting DoltLab to an SMTP server for more information. smtp.port, or --smtp-port, is optional and is the port of an SMTP server. It is only required if users other than admin will be using the DoltLab instance. See connecting DoltLab to an SMTP server for more information. smtp.auth_method, or --smtp-auth-method, is optional and is the authentication method supported by the SMTP server. It is only required if users other than admin will be using the DoltLab instance. See connecting DoltLab to an SMTP server for more information. smtp.username, or --smtp-username, is required for authentication method plain, and is the username used to connect to the SMTP server. smtp.password, or --smtp-password, is required for authentication method plain, and is the password used to connect to the SMTP server. smtp.no_reply_email, or --no-reply-email, is optional and is the email used to send automated DoltLab emails. It is only required if users other that admin will be using the DoltLab instance. See connecting DoltLab to an SMTP server for more information. default_user.email, or --default-user-email, is optional and is the email address to associate with the default user admin.

After running the installer, you will see output like the following:

2024-05-06T21:06:19.124Z	INFO	cmd/main.go:519	Successfully configured DoltLab	{"version": "v2.1.4"}

2024-05-06T21:06:19.125Z	INFO	cmd/main.go:525	To start DoltLab, use:	{"script": "/home/ubuntu/doltlab/start.sh"}
2024-05-06T21:06:19.126Z	INFO	cmd/main.go:530	To stop DoltLab, use:	{"script": "/home/ubuntu/doltlab/stop.sh"}

You can now run ./start.sh:

./start.sh

Running docker ps will show the running services:

docker ps
CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                                                     COMMAND                  CREATED              STATUS
14b440a088c1   public.ecr.aws/dolthub/doltlab/dolthubapi-server:v2.1.4   "/app/go/services/do…"   About a minute ago   Up About a minute                                                                                                                                                                    doltlab-doltlabapi-1
6215f1c26441   envoyproxy/envoy:v1.28-latest                             "/docker-entrypoint.…"   38 minutes ago       Up About a minute   0.0.0.0:2001->2001/tcp, :::2001->2001/tcp, 0.0.0.0:9443-9444->9443-9444/tcp, :::9443-9444->9443-9444/tcp, 0.0.0.0:9901->9901/tcp, :::9901->9901/tcp, 10000/tcp   doltlab-doltlabenvoy-1

doltremoteapi

Now connect to your doltlabremoteapi host, cd into the doltlab directory, and ensure you can use docker without sudo by running:

sudo newgrp docker

Edit the ./installer_config.yaml and set enterprise.multihost.doltlabremoteapi_only to true, as well as specifying the other required fields/sections.

# installer_config.yaml

host: "34.222.48.69"

services:
  doltlabapi:
    host: "35.91.149.175"
    port: 9443

enterprise:
  online_product_code: "yourproductcode"
  online_shared_key: "yoursharedkey"
  online_api_key: "yourapikey"
  online_license_key: "yourlicensekey"
  multihost:
    doltlabremoteapi_only: true

Save these changes and rerun the installer to regenerate DoltLab assets that will make this deployment doltlabremoteapi only.

./installer

Alternatively, run the installer with the --doltlabremoteapi-only flag and the other required arguments in order to configure the doltlabremoteapi instance.

./installer \
--enterprise-online-product-code=yourproductcode \
--enterprise-online-api-key=yourapikey \
--enterprise-online-shared-key=yoursharedkey \
--enterprise-online-license-key=yourlicensekey \
--doltlabremoteapi-only \
--host=34.222.48.69 \
--doltlabapi-host=35.91.149.175 \
--doltlabapi-port=9443

host, or --host, is required and should be the IP address of the doltlabremoteapi host. services.doltlabapi.host, or --doltlabapi-host, is required and should be the IP address of the doltlabapi host. services.doltlabapi.port, or --doltlabapi-port, is required and the value should be 9443. This port value should not be changed.

You can now run ./start.sh:

./start.sh

Running docker ps will show the running services:

3bef32ba8c14   public.ecr.aws/dolthub/doltlab/doltremoteapi-server:v2.1.4   "/app/go/services/do…"   10 seconds ago   Up 8 seconds                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      doltlab-doltlabremoteapi-1
eba5520bcf10   envoyproxy/envoy:v1.28-latest                                "/docker-entrypoint.…"   12 seconds ago   Up 9 seconds   0.0.0.0:100->100/tcp, :::100->100/tcp, 0.0.0.0:2001->2001/tcp, :::2001->2001/tcp, 0.0.0.0:7770->7770/tcp, :::7770->7770/tcp, 0.0.0.0:9901->9901/tcp, :::9901->9901/tcp, 0.0.0.0:50051->50051/tcp, :::50051->50051/tcp, 10000/tcp   doltlab-doltlabenvoy-1

doltlabfileserviceapi

Now connect to your doltlabfileserviceapi host, cd into the doltlab directory, and ensure you can use docker without sudo by running:

sudo newgrp docker

Edit the ./installer_config.yaml and set enterprise.multihost.doltlabfileserviceapi_only to true, as well as specifying the other required fields/sections.

# installer_config.yaml

services:
  doltlabapi:
    host: "35.91.149.175"
    port: 9443

  doltlabremoteapi:
    host: "34.222.48.69"
    port: 50051

  doltlabui:
    host: "35.94.142.32"

enterprise:
  online_product_code: "yourproductcode"
  online_shared_key: "yoursharedkey"
  online_api_key: "yourapikey"
  online_license_key: "yourlicensekey"
  multihost:
    doltlabfileserviceapi_only: true

Save these changes and rerun the installer to regenerate DoltLab assets that will make this deployment doltlabfileserviceapi only.

./installer

Alternatively, run the installer with the --doltlabfileserviceapi-only flag and the other required arguments in order to configure the doltlabfileserviceapi instance.

./installer \
--enterprise-online-product-code=yourproductcode \
--enterprise-online-api-key=yourapikey \
--enterprise-online-shared-key=yoursharedkey \
--enterprise-online-license-key=yourlicensekey \
--doltlabfileserviceapi-only \
--doltlabapi-host=35.91.149.175 \
--doltlabapi-port=9443 \
--doltlabremoteapi-host=34.222.48.69 \
--doltlabremoteapi-port=50051 \
--doltlabui-host=35.94.142.32

services.doltlabapi.host, or --doltlabapi-host, is required and should be the IP address of the doltlabapi host. services.doltlabapi.port, or --doltlabapi-port, is required and should be the value 9443. This port value should not be changed. services.doltlabremoteapi.host, or --doltlabremoteapi-host, is required and should be the IP address of the doltlabremoteapi host. services.doltlabremoteapi.port, or --doltlabremoteapi-port, is required and should be the value 50051. This port value should not be changed. services.doltlabui.host, or --doltlabui-host, is required and should be the IP address of the doltlabui host.

You can now run ./start.sh:

./start.sh

Running docker ps will show the running services:

docker ps
CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                                                         COMMAND                  CREATED         STATUS         PORTS                                                                                                                                        NAMES
cba4ed0160c6   public.ecr.aws/dolthub/doltlab/fileserviceapi-server:v2.1.4   "/app/go/services/fi…"   5 seconds ago   Up 3 seconds                                                                                                                                                doltlab-doltlabfileserviceapi-1
109bcbe3a254   envoyproxy/envoy:v1.28-latest                                 "/docker-entrypoint.…"   6 seconds ago   Up 3 seconds   0.0.0.0:2001->2001/tcp, :::2001->2001/tcp, 0.0.0.0:4321->4321/tcp, :::4321->4321/tcp, 0.0.0.0:9901->9901/tcp, :::9901->9901/tcp, 10000/tcp   doltlab-doltlabenvoy-1

doltlabgraphql

Now connect to your doltlabgraphql host, cd into the doltlab directory, and ensure you can use docker without sudo by running:

sudo newgrp docker

Edit the ./installer_config.yaml and set enterprise.multihost.doltlabgraphql_only to true, as well as specifying the other required fields/sections.

# installer_config.yaml

services:
  doltlabapi:
    host: "35.91.149.175"
    port: 9443

enterprise:
  online_product_code: "yourproductcode"
  online_shared_key: "yoursharedkey"
  online_api_key: "yourapikey"
  online_license_key: "yourlicensekey"
  multihost:
    doltlabgraphql_only: true

Save these changes and rerun the installer to regenerate DoltLab assets that will make this deployment doltlabgraphql only.

./installer

Alternatively, run the installer with the --doltlabgraphql-only flag and the other required arguments in order to configure the doltlabgraphql instance.

./installer \
--enterprise-online-product-code=yourproductcode \
--enterprise-online-api-key=yourapikey \
--enterprise-online-shared-key=yoursharedkey \
--enterprise-online-license-key=yourlicensekey \
--doltlabgraphql-only \
--doltlabapi-host=35.91.149.175 \
--doltlabapi-port=9443

services.doltlabapi.host, or --doltlabapi-host, is required and should be the IP address of the doltlabapi host. services.doltlabapi.port, --doltlabapi-port, is required and should be the value 9443. This port value should not be changed.

You can now run ./start.sh:

./start.sh

Running docker ps will show the running services:

docker ps
CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                                                             COMMAND                  CREATED          STATUS          PORTS                                                                                                                                        NAMES
243caaad3540   public.ecr.aws/dolthub/doltlab/dolthubapi-graphql-server:v2.1.4   "docker-entrypoint.s…"   58 seconds ago   Up 57 seconds   9000/tcp                                                                                                                                     doltlab-doltlabgraphql-1
0d656cf21fd3   envoyproxy/envoy:v1.28-latest                                     "/docker-entrypoint.…"   59 seconds ago   Up 57 seconds   0.0.0.0:2001->2001/tcp, :::2001->2001/tcp, 0.0.0.0:9000->9000/tcp, :::9000->9000/tcp, 0.0.0.0:9901->9901/tcp, :::9901->9901/tcp, 10000/tcp   doltlab-doltlabenvoy-1

doltlabui

Now connect to your doltlabui host, cd into the doltlab directory, and ensure you can use docker without sudo by running:

sudo newgrp docker

Edit the ./installer_config.yaml and set enterprise.multihost.doltlabui_only to true, as well as specifying the other required fields/sections.

# installer_config.yaml

services:
  doltlabapi:
    host: "35.91.149.175"
    csv_port: 9444

  doltlabgraphql:
    host: "35.91.70.84"
    port: 9000

enterprise:
  online_product_code: "yourproductcode"
  online_shared_key: "yoursharedkey"
  online_api_key: "yourapikey"
  online_license_key: "yourlicensekey"
  multihost:
    doltlabui_only: true

Save these changes and rerun the installer to regenerate DoltLab assets that will make this deployment doltlabui only.

./installer

Run the installer with the --doltlabui-only flag and the other required arguments in order to configure the doltlabui instance.

./installer \
--enterprise-online-product-code=yourproductcode \
--enterprise-online-api-key=yourapikey \
--enterprise-online-shared-key=yoursharedkey \
--enterprise-online-license-key=yourlicensekey \
--doltlabui-only \
--doltlabapi-host=35.91.149.175 \
--doltlabapi-csv-port=9444 \
--doltlabgraphql-port=9000 \
--doltlabgraphql-host=35.91.70.84

services.doltlabapi.host, or --doltlabapi-host, is required and should be the IP address of the doltlabapi host. services.doltlabapi.csv_port, or --doltlab-csv-port, is required and should be the value 9444. This port value should not be changed. services.doltlabgraphql.port, or --doltlabgrapqhl-port, is required and should be the value 9000. This port value should not be changed. services.doltlabgraphql.host, or --doltlabgraphql-host, is required and should be the IP address of the doltlabgraphql host.

You can now run ./start.sh:

./start.sh

Running docker ps will show the running services:

docker ps
CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                                                  COMMAND                  CREATED         STATUS         PORTS                                                                                                                                NAMES
f36ac9f7831f   public.ecr.aws/dolthub/doltlab/dolthub-server:v2.1.4   "docker-entrypoint.s…"   5 seconds ago   Up 3 seconds   3000/tcp                                                                                                                             doltlab-doltlabui-1
d6803cd65898   envoyproxy/envoy:v1.28-latest                          "/docker-entrypoint.…"   7 seconds ago   Up 4 seconds   0.0.0.0:80->80/tcp, :::80->80/tcp, 0.0.0.0:2001->2001/tcp, :::2001->2001/tcp, 0.0.0.0:9901->9901/tcp, :::9901->9901/tcp, 10000/tcp   doltlab-doltlabenvoy-1

You are now running DoltLab in multi-host deployment configuration. To view the homepage of your DoltLab instance, navigate to http://${HOST_IP}, where HOST_IP is the IP address of the doltlabui host.

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