Mac OS X

Install Docker for Mac

  1. Download the Mac OS X version from
  2. Double-click on Docker.dmg to open the installer and drag the Docker icon to the Applications folder.

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Authorize with your system password to proceed. Privileged access is needed to install networking components and links to the Docker apps.

  1. Double-click to start Docker: a whale icon in the status bar will indicate that Docker is running, and accessible from a terminal.

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  1. Now we have to assign RAM to Docker that will be used by Buddy Enterprise. Click the whale icon in the status bar and go to Preferences:

Docker Preferences locationDocker Preferences location

  1. Set the memory to 4 GB:

Assigning RAM to Docker ComposeAssigning RAM to Docker Compose

NOTE: If you’re planning to run heavy workloads with Buddy Enterprise we recommend assigning at least 8GB of RAM. You can read more about the system requirements of Buddy Enterprise here.

Install Buddy Enterprise

With the Docker all set, we’re ready to install Buddy Enterprise.

Run the following in the terminal:

    curl -sSL | sh && sudo buddy install

This command will download 2GB of Docker image. If you are having any trouble with the download, please contact us for assistance.


  • Buddy uses ports 80, 443 and 22 on the installation server. You will be asked for an alternative port if one of the ports is unavailable.
  • By default Buddy installs in your HOME directory. You can change the storage path for databases, repositories, and settings in the configuration settings
  • If you are connecting through proxy server, add HTTP_PROXY environment variable pointing to the proxy address. You can do this by calling in bash:
    export HTTP_PROXY="http://proxyIp:proxyPort"

Set up your workspace

When the installation is over, Buddy Enterprise will launch and the URL to your instance will appear.

Copy and paste the link to your browser to begin.

Installation summary with workspace IPInstallation summary with workspace IP

Buddy Enterprise uses a self-signed certificate for SSL. You may see a warning about this upon accessing your workspace for the first time. There’s nothing to worry about: you can safely proceed to the website.

Provide the details of your first workspace:

Buddy workspaceBuddy workspace


You’ve just successfully installed and configured Buddy Enterprise on your own server. Make sure to check out our guides for inspiration and some good practice that will help you get started.

Good luck in your ventures! The Buddy Team