On-premise Deployments

AppMaster applications can be deployed on-premise with a number of infrastructure steps.

Recommended on-premise infrastructure:

  • Server with Linux on Intel/AMD x64 CPU (Ubuntu LTS or any other modern). Additionally apps can be built for Windows and macOS , for arm or x32 for legacy systems.
  • PostgreSQL Database 14+, managed like AWS RDS recommended
  • S3-compatible storage (AWS recommended). Local files folder can be used as an alternative for test deployments, but not recommended.
  • nginx as reverse proxy to terminate TLS and route requests

NOTE. On-premise is available starting from Business subscription tier. Automatic provisioning, automated deploy and some specific options are available with Enterprise subscription only.

General Steps

  1. Decide how you will host backend applications: by downloading binaries or using docker images (recommended).
  • If you prefer binaries, you can download them from Artifacts page and run them via systemd or supervisord.
  • To get access to the docker image registry reach our to our support team to get credentials.
  1. Install docker to your server (Install Docker Engine | Docker Docs or just sudo apt install docker-ce for the most debian-based distros)

  2. Install nginx, for the most of debian-based distros:
    sudo apt install nginx

  3. Authorize docker to the AppMaster Docker registry:
    docker login registry.appmaster.io

  4. Go to the web UI of the registry https://registry.appmaster.io and get pull command for the build you need. Execute pull on your server, it should look like this:
    docker pull registry.appmaster.io/app_426371/app_426371@sha256:8b5a7d08c4077e88ad1688bafa52e970bfe09f0c50f9a887a05f977b4c7a3352

  5. Prepare configuration file for your backend by adjusting template from the attachment with your DB/S3 credentials and ports if needed.

  6. Run docker container:
    docker run -d -p /<your-folder/config.yaml:/app/config.yaml --restart unless-stopped <image>

  7. Check that container is successfully started and running:
    docker ps -a
    In a case of any issues try to check logs
    docker logs <container-name>

  8. Download web application artifact from the Studio and unpack to the folder

  9. Use nginx configuration sample from the attachment to adjust for your needs.

Important Moments

  • To serve web applications you must have HTTPS connection and any SSL certificate (even self-signed for testing).
  • To serve mobile applications you must have HTTPS and valid SSL certificate
  • Enable gzip, br, zstd in your nginx if supported for the optimal performance
  • Use CDN to cache static resources and protect application with WAF
  • For advanced users docker compose can be a preferred solution to manage containers
1 Like

Sample nginx config

server {
  listen *:443 ssl;
  server_name <your-domain-name>;

# SSL configuration
ssl_certificate     /<fullpath-to-your-ssl-cert>.crt;
ssl_certificate_key /<fullpath-to-your-ssl-key>.key;

# Set HSTS to 365 days
add_header Strict-Transport-Security 'max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains; preload' always;

client_max_body_size 128M;
proxy_set_header HOST $host;
proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
proxy_set_header Connection "upgrade";
proxy_http_version 1.1;

# Backend routes
location /api/ {

# Web v4
location /<prefix/ {
        alias /<path-to-web-app-folder>/;
        index index.html;
        try_files $uri $uri/ index.html /index.html =404;

# Mobile apps v3
location /api/v3/mobile/ {
  alias /<path-to-mob-app-folder>/;

# Mobile apps v4
location /api/v4/mobile/ {
  alias /<path-to-mob-app-folder>/;

1 Like

Sample app config

env: dev
enable_workers: true
instance_id: 9sMWy5NGR
    id: 0
    project_id: 0
    app_id: ""
    build: 1
    built_at: 0001-01-01T00:00:00Z
    send_critical_errors: false
    port: "9895"
    api_base_path: api
    network: tcp
    host: <db-server-addr>
    port: "5432"
    name: <db-name>
    user: <db-username>
    password: <db-password>
    log_queries: true
    pool_size: 100
    per_page_max: 0

    level: debug
    folder: logs
    format: simple
    log_to_file: false
    path: api/_swagger
    cleanup_interval: 0
    fs_size_cache_period: 0
    db_record_count_cache_period: 0
    db_size_cache_period: 0
    enable: false
    send_interval: 60
    cache_period: 0
    second_to_start: 17
        enable: false
        cache_period: 0
    driver: s3
        path: /files
        endpoint: <your-creds>
        key: <your-creds>
        secret: <your-creds>
        bucket: <your-creds>
        prefix: <your-creds>
        region: <your-creds>

scheduler_off: false
        auth_cookie_name: ""
        confirmation_code_expiration: "30"
        confirmation_code_max_attempts: "5"
        confirmation_required: "false"
        failed_login_delay: "0"
        force_session_signature: "false"
        recovery_code_expiration: "30"
        recovery_code_max_attempts: "5"
        request_replay_protection: "true"
        session_duration: "60"
        timestamp_max_skew: "15"
        token_options: "1"
        verify_host_schema: "false"

allow_cli_bp: false
1 Like

Couple of questions:

  1. point 6 if local file system will be used, should i simply remove S3 from config?

Change driver to fs

1 Like