Introduced in 0.4.0
plugin:disable <name> # Disable an installed plugin (third-party only) plugin:enable <name> # Enable a previously disabled plugin plugin:install [--core|git-url [--committish tag|branch|commit|--name custom-plugin-name]] # Optionally download git-url (with custom tag/committish) & run install trigger for active plugins (or only core ones) plugin:installed <name> # Checks if a plugin is installed plugin:install-dependencies [--core] # Run install-dependencies trigger for active plugins (or only core ones) plugin:list # Print active plugins plugin:trigger <args...>. # Trigger an arbitrary plugin hook plugin:uninstall <name> # Uninstall a plugin (third-party only) plugin:update [name [committish]] # Optionally update named plugin from git (with custom tag/committish) & run update trigger for active plugins
These commands require
root permissions as the
install-dependencies plugin triggers may utilize commands such as
apt-get. For non-core plugins, please inspect those plugins before running the following command as
Installed plugins can be listed via the
plugn: dev 00_dokku-standard 0.29.0 enabled dokku core standard plugin 20_events 0.29.0 enabled dokku core events logging plugin app-json 0.29.0 enabled dokku core app-json plugin apps 0.29.0 enabled dokku core apps plugin build-env 0.29.0 enabled dokku core build-env plugin buildpacks 0.29.0 enabled dokku core buildpacks plugin certs 0.29.0 enabled dokku core certificate management plugin checks 0.29.0 enabled dokku core checks plugin common 0.29.0 enabled dokku core common plugin config 0.29.0 enabled dokku core config plugin docker-options 0.29.0 enabled dokku core docker-options plugin domains 0.29.0 enabled dokku core domains plugin enter 0.29.0 enabled dokku core enter plugin git 0.29.0 enabled dokku core git plugin logs 0.29.0 enabled dokku core logs plugin network 0.29.0 enabled dokku core network plugin nginx-vhosts 0.29.0 enabled dokku core nginx-vhosts plugin plugin 0.29.0 enabled dokku core plugin plugin proxy 0.29.0 enabled dokku core proxy plugin ps 0.29.0 enabled dokku core ps plugin repo 0.29.0 enabled dokku core repo plugin resource 0.29.0 enabled dokku core resource plugin scheduler-docker-local 0.29.0 enabled dokku core scheduler-docker-local plugin shell 0.29.0 enabled dokku core shell plugin ssh-keys 0.29.0 enabled dokku core ssh-keys plugin storage 0.29.0 enabled dokku core storage plugin tags 0.29.0 enabled dokku core tags plugin tar 0.29.0 enabled dokku core tar plugin trace 0.29.0 enabled dokku core trace plugin
All plugin commands other than
plugin:help require sudo access and must be run directly from the Dokku server.
Checking if a plugin is installed
You can check if a plugin has been installed via the
Installing a plugin
Installing a plugin is easy as well using the
plugin:install command. This command will also trigger the
install pluginhook on all existing plugins.
The most common usage is to install a plugin from a url. This url may be any of the following:
git: For git+ssh based plugin repository clones.
ssh: For git+ssh based plugin repository clones.
file: For copying plugins from a path on disk.
https: For http based plugin repository clones.
Additionally, any urls with the extensions
.tgz are treated as Gzipped Tarballs for installation purposes and will be downloaded and extracted into place.
-----> Cloning plugin repo https://github.com/dokku/dokku-postgres.git to /var/lib/dokku/plugins/available/postgres Cloning into 'postgres'... remote: Counting objects: 646, done. remote: Total 646 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 646 Receiving objects: 100% (646/646), 134.24 KiB | 0 bytes/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (406/406), done. Checking connectivity... done. -----> Plugin postgres enabled
For git-based plugin installation, a commit SHA-like object may be specified (tag/branch/commit sha) via the
--committish argument and Dokku will attempt to install the specified commit object.
Plugin names are interpolated based on the repository name minus the
dokku- prefix. If the plugin being installed has a name other than what matches the repository name - or another name is desired - the
--name flag can be used to override this interpolation.
--core flag may also be indicated as the sole argument, though it is only for installation of core plugins, and thus not useful for end-user installations.
Finally, all flags may be omitted to trigger the
install procedures for both core and third-party plugins:
Installing plugin dependencies
In some cases, plugins will have system-level dependencies. These are not automatically installed via
plugin:install, and must be separately via the
plugin:install-dependencies command. This will run through all the
dependencies trigger for all plugins.
This command may also target just core plugins via the
--core flag. This is usually only useful for source-based installs of Dokku.
Updating a plugin
An installed, third-party plugin can be updated can updated via the
plugin:update command. This should be done after any upgrades of Dokku as there may be changes in the internal api that require an update of how the plugin interfaces with Dokku.
Please note that this command is only valid for plugin installs that were backed by a git-repository.
An optional commit SHA-like object may be specified.
Uninstalling a plugin
Third party plugins can be uninstalled using the
Disabling a plugin
Disabling a plugin can also be useful for debugging whether a third-party plugin is causing issues in a Dokku installation. Another common use case is for disabling core functionality for replacement with a third-party plugin.
Enabling a plugin
Disabled plugins can be re-enabled via the
Triggering a plugin trigger
plugin:trigger can be used to call any internal plugin trigger. This may have unintended consequences, and thus should only be called for development or debugging purposes.