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SimpleAccounts-UAE is a web application for managing accounts. This README provides instructions for installing and running SimpleAccounts-UAE using Docker and Docker Compose.

Prerequisites


Before proceeding with the installation, please make sure you have the following prerequisites installed:

Git Installation


Installing Git on Linux is a very easy process and depending on the Linux distribution you are using. Here are the steps for some common Linux distributions:
  1. 1.
    Ubuntu/Debian:
  • Open a terminal (you can use Ctrl+Alt+T).
  • Update the package list:
sudo apt update
Install Git:
sudo apt install git
  1. 2.
    Fedora:
    • Open a terminal.
    • Update the package list
sudo dnf update
Install Git:
sudo dnf install git
  1. 3.
    CentOS/RHEL:
    • Open a terminal.
    • Install Git from the EPEL repository:
sudo yum install epel-release
sudo yum install git
  1. 4.
    Other Distributions:
For other Linux distributions, you can use their respective package manager to install Git. Search for the Git package using the package manager and install it.
Verify Installation:
  • After installation, you can verify Git is correctly installed by opening a terminal and running:
git --version

Docker Install


Here are detailed instructions to install Docker and Docker Compose on different Linux distributions:

Ubuntu and Debian-based Systems:


Installing Docker on Ubuntu and Debian-based Systems:
  1. 1.
    Open a terminal.
  2. 2.
    Update the package index:
sudo apt update
  1. 3.
    Install the necessary packages to allow apt to use a repository over HTTPS:
sudo apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl software-properties-common
  1. 4.
    Add the official Docker GPG key:
curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg
  1. 5.
    Add the Docker repository:
    For Ubuntu:
echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list > /dev/null
  1. 6.
    Update the package index again:
sudo apt update
  1. 7.
    Install Docker:
sudo apt install docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io
  1. 8.
    Verify the installation by running docker --version in the terminal. It should display the Docker version number.
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Installing Docker Compose on Ubuntu and Debian-based Systems:


  1. 1.
    Install Docker Compose using curl:
sudo curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/latest/download/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
  1. 2.
    Make the docker-compose binary executable:
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
  1. 3.
    Verify the installation by running docker-compose --version in the terminal. It should display the Docker Compose version number.

CentOS:


Installing Docker on CentOS:


  1. 1.
    Open a terminal.
  2. 2.
    Install the required packages for Docker:
sudo yum install -y yum-utils device-mapper-persistent-data lvm2
  1. 3.
    Add the Docker repository:
sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.docker.com/linux/centos/docker-ce.repo
  1. 4.
    Install Docker:
sudo yum install -y docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io
  1. 5.
    Start Docker:
sudo systemctl start docker
  1. 6.
    Enable Docker to start on boot:
sudo systemctl enable docker
  1. 7.
    Verify the installation by running docker --version in the terminal. It should display the Docker version number.
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Installing Docker Compose on CentOS:


  1. 1.
    Install Docker Compose using curl:
sudo curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/latest/download/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
  1. 2.
    Make the docker-compose binary executable:
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
  1. 3.
    Verify the installation by running `
docker-compose --version` in the terminal. It should display the Docker Compose version number.

Other Linux Distributions:


For other Linux distributions, the installation steps for Docker and Docker Compose may vary. It's recommended to refer to the official Docker documentation for instructions specific to your distribution:
Make sure to follow the instructions provided for your specific Linux distribution to ensure a successful installation of Docker and Docker Compose.
To verify if Docker and Docker Compose are installed correctly, run the following commands:
docker --version
docker-compose --version
Make sure you see the version numbers for both commands.
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Installation:


  1. 1.
    Open the docker/docker-compose.yml file and review the environment variables defined under the backend service section. These variables control various aspects of the application, including SMTP configuration and database settings. It is recommended to change the default values, especially for sensitive information such as passwords.
git clone https://github.com/SimpleAccounts/SimpleAccounts-UAE.git
cd SimpleAccounts-UAE
  1. 2.
    Clone the SimpleAccounts-UAE repository:
  2. 3.
    Start the application using Docker Compose:
docker-compose up -d
This command will download the required Docker images and start the containers in the background.
Access the SimpleAccounts-UAE application by opening your web browser and navigating to http://localhost:80.

Environment Variables


The following environment variables can be configured in the docker/docker-compose.yml file under the backend service section:
  • SIMPLEVAT_SMTP_USER: SMTP username for sending emails.
  • SIMPLEVAT_SMTP_PASS: SMTP password for authentication.
  • SIMPLEVAT_SMTP_HOST: SMTP server hostname.
  • SIMPLEVAT_SMTP_PORT: SMTP server port.
  • SIMPLEVAT_SMTP_AUTH: SMTP authentication method.
  • SIMPLEVAT_SMTP_STARTTLS_ENABLE: Enable STARTTLS for SMTP connection.
  • SIMPLEVAT_RELEASE: Application release version.
  • SIMPLEVAT_HOST: Application host URL.
  • SIMPLEVAT_DB_HOST: Hostname of the PostgreSQL database.
  • SIMPLEVAT_DB: Name of the PostgreSQL database.
  • SIMPLEVAT_DB_USER: PostgreSQL database username.
  • SIMPLEVAT_DB_PASSWORD: PostgreSQL database password.
  • SIMPLEVAT_DB_PORT: PostgreSQL database Port number.
It is recommended to review and update these variables according to your specific configuration.
Note: Please ensure that sensitive information, such as passwords, are stored securely and not committed to version control.
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