Realms is a git-based wiki (like Gollum, but with basic authentication and registration)
- Built with Bootstrap 3.
- Markdown (w/ HTML Support).
- Syntax highlighting (Ace Editor).
- Live preview.
- Collaboration (TogetherJS / Firepad).
- Drafts saved to local storage.
- Handlebars for templates and logic.
Project likely abandoned
In my limited trial, Realms seems less useful than Gollum for my particular use-case (i.e., you're limited to markdown syntax only), but other users may enjoy the basic user authentication and registration features, which Gollum lacks.
Also of note is that the docker image is 1.17GB in size, and the handful of commits to the source GitHub repo in the past year has listed TravisCI build failures. This has many of the hallmarks of an abandoned project, to my mind.
- 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
Since we'll start with a basic Realms install, let's just create a single directory to hold the realms (SQLite) data:
Realms 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: realms: image: realms/realms-wiki:latest volumes: - /var/data/realms:/home/wiki/data networks: - internal - traefik_public deploy: labels: # traefik common - traefik.enable=true - traefik.docker.network=traefik_public # traefikv1 - traefik.frontend.rule=Host:realms.example.com - traefik.port=5000 # traefikv2 - "traefik.http.routers.realms.rule=Host(`realms.example.com`)" - "traefik.http.services.realms.loadbalancer.server.port=5000" - "traefik.enable=true" # Remove if you wish to access the URL directly - "traefik.http.routers.realms.middlewares=forward-auth@file" networks: traefik_public: external: true internal: driver: overlay ipam: config: - subnet: 172.16.35.0/24
Setup unique static subnets for every stack you deploy. This avoids IP/gateway conflicts which can otherwise occur when you're creating/removing stacks a lot. See my list here.
Launch Realms stack
Launch the Wekan stack by running
docker stack deploy realms -c <path -to-docker-compose.yml>
Log into your new instance at https://YOUR-FQDN, authenticate against oauth_proxy, and you're immediately presented with Realms wiki, waiting for a fresh edit ;)
Chef's notes 📓
If you wanted to expose the realms UI directly, you could remove the traefik-forward-auth from the design. ↩
The inclusion of Realms 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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