Setting up the Docker Environment

The following section outlines how to setup docker on Ubuntu 18.04:

  1. Execute the following commands to install the docker package and enable docker access to X11 to display the client GUI:

    sudo apt-get install docker
    xhost +local:docker

  2. Enable your user to properly use the docker commands without using sudo for every command. Execute the following command and then log out and back in again:

    sudo groupadd docker
    sudo usermod -a -G docker  $USER