Install Forest Admin on a remote machine

In this short tutorial, we'll cover how to install Forest Admin on a remote environment instead of locally.

This is not the recommended way of using Forest Admin.

When you install Forest Admin, on the last step you are asked to run some commands:

The recommended way of installing Forest Admin is to run those commands locally, which will generate files in your current local directory.

However, you may require to install Forest Admin on a remote server: in this case, you must:

  1. Edit the second command (lumber generate):

    • change --application-host to the URL of your remote server

  2. Run those commands on that remote server instead of locally.

All remote environments must use HTTPS (port 443) for security reasons. Choosing to install this way will require that you set up SSL certificates on your server yourself.

Remember that the database credentials provided on the previous should reflect where the command will be run (i.e: the host and port might be different).

Using Docker

When you install Forest Admin, on the last step you are asked to run some commands:

The recommended way of installing Forest Admin is to run those commands locally, which will generate files in your current local directory.

However, you may require to install Forest Admin on a remote server: in this case, you must:

  1. Edit the first command (docker run):

    • change APPLICATION_HOST to the URL of your remote server

  2. Run those commands on that remote server instead of locally.

All remote environments must use HTTPS (port 443) for security reasons. Choosing to install this way will require that you set up SSL certificates on your server yourself.

Remember that the database credentials provided on the previous should reflect where the command will be run (i.e: the host and port might be different).