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You can personalize many features and parameters to adapt your installation to your environment. This parameters are in isardvdi.cfg.example file in git repository that you copied to your custom isardvdi.cfg before doing and bringing project up with docker-compose up -d.

For an all-in-one setup or just to test the system at least you should setup in this file:

  • DOMAIN=localhost -> should be set to your server IP or DNS reacheable from other hosts (if not viewers connecting from other computers won't reach your server and will try to connect to localhost). If you plan to use IsardVDI only from your computer then it is ok to let it as localhost.

  • WEBAPP_ADMIN_PWD=IsardVDI -> of course, change it as many services will use this password, not only the admin user for isard. For example the filebrowser storage and grafana will be set to this password.

Also generate new keys using the command openssl rand -base64 32: * WEBAPP_SESSION_SECRET=xq0Z3MP5ujxrQxtMGxgPiijH9xpuxkyP04R6At/V+g4= * API_ISARDVDI_SECRET=kpWpdF0NtI2XCEfzMp36hdSV9S42E7axS8D5TvP9c0A= * INFLUXDB_ADMIN_TOKEN_SECRET=9eFW/Qi29hL3hFGUP8wIGH89XKCH8s1k0il44GCRF2g= * API_HYPERVISORS_SECRET=B5/bUEUzIC+AjNQRmFh3vxR3VeIKirwdeL/xuHPVO+E=

Optionally if your server has 80/443 ports open to public Internet you can get isard-portal container to generate an renew LetsEncrypt certificates if you set your DOMAIN to your public DNS and LETSENCRYPT_EMAIL to your email.

For more complex infrastructure scenarios take into account the comments for the rest of the variables in this file.


You should set up your application auth tokens to enable this kind of logins via simplified user interface.

  • BACKEND_HOST: Set it to your domain
  • BACKEND_AUTH_AUTOREGISTRATION: Activate auto registering


  • BACKEND_AUTH_GOOGLE_ID: Set your google ID.
  • BACKEND_AUTH_GOOGLE_SECRET: Set your google secret.


  • BACKEND_AUTH_GITHUB_ID: Set your github ID.
  • BACKEND_AUTH_GITHUB_SECRET: Set your github secret.

There are many other parameters in this file that are mainly used when complex IsardVDI infrastructure is used. Do not modify them unless you know what you are doing (file has comments)