Quick Setup

Install Ruby dependencies

Use the following command to install ruby dependencies.


Install JavaScript dependencies


This would install all required dependencies for Chatwoot application.

Please refer to environment-variables to read on setting environment variables.

Setup rails server

# run db migrations
bundle exec rake db:create
bundle exec rake db:reset

# fireup the server
foreman start -f Procfile.dev

Login with credentials

user name: john@acme.inc
password: 123456

Docker for development

If you are using docker for the development follow the following steps.

We are running postgres and redis services along with chatwoot server using docker-compose.

Create a volume for postgres and redis so that you data will persist even if the containers goes down.

docker volume create --name=postgres
docker volume create --name=redis
docker-compose build

Remove the node_modules directory from the root if it exists and run the following command.

docker-compose run server yarn install

If in case you encounter a seeding issue or you want reset the database you can do it using the following command :

docker-compose run server bundle exec rake db:reset

This command essentially runs postgres and redis containers and then run the rake command inside the chatwoot server container.

Now you should be able to run :

docker-compose up

to see the application up and running.

Docker for production

You can use our official Docker image from https://hub.docker.com/r/chatwoot/chatwoot

docker pull chatwoot/chatwoot

You can create an image yourselves by running the following command on the root directory.

docker image build -f docker/Dockerfile .

This will build the image which you can depoy in Kubernetes (GCP, Openshift, AWS, Azure or anywhere), Amazon ECS or Docker Swarm. You can tag this image and push this image to docker registry of your choice.

Remember to make the required environment variables available during the deployment.