Installation Guide

  1. Update the apt package index and install packages to allow apt to use a repository over HTTPS

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install \
    apt-transport-https \
    ca-certificates \
    curl \
    gnupg-agent \

2. Add Docker’s official GPG key:

curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | sudo apt-key add -

3. Verify that the key has the fingerprint9DC8 5822 9FC7 DD38 854A E2D8 8D81 803C 0EBF CD88, by searching for the last 8 characters of the fingerprint.

sudo apt-key fingerprint 0EBFCD88

pub rsa4096 2017-02-22 [SCEA] 9DC8 5822 9FC7 DD38 854A E2D8 8D81 803C 0EBF CD88 uid [ unknown] Docker Release (CE deb) docker@docker.com sub rsa4096 2017-02-22 [S]

4. Set up the docker repository

sudo add-apt-repository \
   "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu \
   $(lsb_release -cs) \

5. Update the apt package index, and install the latest version of Docker Engine and containerd

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io

6. Create the docker group.

sudo groupadd docker

7. Add user to the docker group.

sudo usermod -aG docker $USER

8. Log out and log back in so that your group membership is re-evaluated.

9. To confirm that Docker has been installed, check the docker version using

docker --version


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