Running Non-Root Containers On Openshift


In this blog post we see how a Bitnami non-root Dockerfile looks like by checking the Bitnami Nginx Docker image. As an example of how the non-root containers can be used, we go through how to deploy Ghost on Openshift. Finally, we will cover some of the issues we faced while moving all of these containers to non-root containers

What Are Non-Root Containers?

By default, Docker containers are run as root users. This means that you can do whatever you want in your container, such as install system packages, edit configuration files, bind privilege ports, adjust permissions, create system users and groups, access networking information.

With a non-root container you can’t do any of this . A non-root container should be configured for its main purpose, for example, run the Nginx server.

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