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PrivateBin is a minimalist, open source online pastebin where the server (can) has zero knowledge of pasted data. We all need to paste data / log files somewhere when it doesn't make sense to paste it inline. With PrivateBin, you can own the hosting, access, and eventual deletion of this data.
- Docker swarm cluster with persistent shared storage
- Traefik configured per design
- DNS entry for the hostname you intend to use (or a wildcard), pointed to your keepalived IP
Setup data locations
We'll need a single location to bind-mount into our container, so create /var/data/privatebin, and make it world-writable (there might be a more secure way to do this!)
mkdir /var/data/privatebin chmod 777 /var/data/privatebin/
PrivateBin Docker Swarm config
Create a docker swarm config file in docker-compose syntax (v3), something like the example below:
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version: '3' services: app: image: privatebin/nginx-fpm-alpine volumes: - /var/data/privatebin:/srv/data networks: - traefik_public deploy: labels: # traefik common - traefik.enable=true - traefik.docker.network=traefik_public # traefikv1 - traefik.frontend.rule=Host:privatebin.example.com - traefik.port=4180 # traefikv2 - "traefik.http.routers.privatebin.rule=Host(`privatebin.example.com`)" - "traefik.http.services.privatebin.loadbalancer.server.port=4180" - "traefik.enable=true" networks: traefik_public: external: true
Launch PrivateBin stack
Launch the PrivateBin stack by running
docker stack deploy privatebin -c <path -to-docker-compose.yml>
Log into your new instance at https://YOUR-FQDN, with user "root" and the password you specified in gitlab.env.
Chef's notes 📓
The inclusion of Privatebin was due to the efforts of @gkoerk in our Discord server- Unfortunately on the 22nd August 2020 Jerry passed away. Jerry was very passionate and highly regarded in the field of Information Technology. He will be missed. ↩
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