Initializing An Environment

The below example demonstrates the from-scratch setup of the Magento 2 application for local development. A similar process can easily be used to configure an environment of any other type. This assumes that Warden has been previously started via warden up as part of the installation procedure.

  1. Create a new directory on your host machine at the location of your choice and then jump into the new directory to get started:

    mkdir -p ~/Sites/exampleproject
    cd ~/Sites/exampleproject
  2. From the root of your new project directory, run env-init to create the .env file with configuration needed for Warden and Docker to work with the project.

    warden env-init exampleproject magento2

    The result of this command is a .env file in the project root (tip: commit this to your VCS to share the configuration with other team members) having the following contents:

  3. Sign an SSL certificate for use with the project (the input here should match the value of TRAEFIK_DOMAIN in the above .env example file):

    warden sign-certificate exampleproject.test
  4. Next you’ll want to start the project environment:

    warden env up -d
    warden sync start   ## Omit this if running on a Linux host (or if not used by env type)

    If you encounter an error about Mounts denied…, follow the instructions in the error message and run warden env up -d again.

  5. Drop into a shell within the project environment. Commands following this step in the setup procedure will be run from within the php-fpm docker container this launches you into:

    warden shell
  6. If you already have Magento Marketplace credentials configured, you may skip this step (~/.composer/ on the host is mounted into the container to share composer cache between projects, and has the effect of persisting the auth.json on the host machine as well):

    Note: To locate your authentication keys for Magento 2 repository, reference this page on DevDocs.

    composer global config <username> <password>
  7. Initialize project source files using composer create-project and then move them into place:

    composer create-project --repository-url= \
        magento/project-community-edition /tmp/exampleproject 2.3.x
    rsync -a /tmp/exampleproject/ /var/www/html/
    rm -rf /tmp/exampleproject/
  8. Install the application and you should be all set:

    ## Install Application
    bin/magento setup:install \
        --backend-frontname=backend \
        --amqp-host=rabbitmq \
        --amqp-port=5672 \
        --amqp-user=guest \
        --amqp-password=guest \
        --db-host=db \
        --db-name=magento \
        --db-user=magento \
        --db-password=magento \
        --http-cache-hosts=varnish:80 \
        --session-save=redis \
        --session-save-redis-host=redis \
        --session-save-redis-port=6379 \
        --session-save-redis-db=2 \
        --session-save-redis-max-concurrency=20 \
        --cache-backend=redis \
        --cache-backend-redis-server=redis \
        --cache-backend-redis-db=0 \
        --cache-backend-redis-port=6379 \
        --page-cache=redis \
        --page-cache-redis-server=redis \
        --page-cache-redis-db=1 \
    ## Configure Application
    bin/magento config:set --lock-env web/unsecure/base_url \
    bin/magento config:set --lock-env web/secure/base_url \
    bin/magento config:set --lock-env web/secure/offloader_header X-Forwarded-Proto
    bin/magento config:set --lock-env web/secure/use_in_frontend 1
    bin/magento config:set --lock-env web/secure/use_in_adminhtml 1
    bin/magento config:set --lock-env web/seo/use_rewrites 1
    bin/magento config:set --lock-env system/full_page_cache/caching_application 2
    bin/magento config:set --lock-env system/full_page_cache/ttl 604800
    bin/magento config:set --lock-env catalog/search/engine elasticsearch6
    bin/magento config:set --lock-env catalog/search/enable_eav_indexer 1
    bin/magento config:set --lock-env catalog/search/elasticsearch6_server_hostname elasticsearch
    bin/magento config:set --lock-env catalog/search/elasticsearch6_server_port 9200
    bin/magento config:set --lock-env catalog/search/elasticsearch6_index_prefix magento2
    bin/magento config:set --lock-env catalog/search/elasticsearch6_enable_auth 0
    bin/magento config:set --lock-env catalog/search/elasticsearch6_server_timeout 15
    bin/magento config:set --lock-env dev/static/sign 0
    bin/magento deploy:mode:set -s developer
    bin/magento cache:disable block_html full_page
    bin/magento indexer:reindex
    bin/magento cache:flush
    ## Generate an admin user
    ADMIN_PASS="$(pwgen -n1 16)"
    bin/magento admin:user:create \
        --admin-password="${ADMIN_PASS}" \
        --admin-user="${ADMIN_USER}" \
        --admin-firstname="Local" \
        --admin-lastname="Admin" \
    printf "u: %s\np: %s\n" "${ADMIN_USER}" "${ADMIN_PASS}"
  9. Launch the application in your browser:

    • https://app.exampleproject.test/
    • https://app.exampleproject.test/backend/
    • https://mailhog.exampleproject.test/
    • https://rabbitmq.exampleproject.test/
    • https://elasticsearch.exampleproject.test/

Note: To completely destroy the exampleproject environment we just created, run warden env down -v to tear down the project’s Docker containers, volumes, etc, then warden sync stop as needed to terminate the Mutagen session.