In order to enable Portainer, the docker-compose.yml and site.conf for Nginx must be modified.

1. Create a new file docker-compose.override.yml in the mailcow-dockerized root folder and insert the following configuration

version: '2.1'
      image: portainer/portainer-ce
        - /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock
        - ./data/conf/portainer:/data
      restart: always
      dns_search: mailcow-network
            - portainer
2a. Create data/conf/nginx/portainer.conf:
upstream portainer {
  server portainer-mailcow:9000;

map $http_upgrade $connection_upgrade {
  default upgrade;
  '' close;

2b. Insert a new location to the default mailcow site by creating the file data/conf/nginx/site.portainer.custom:

  location /portainer/ {
    proxy_http_version 1.1;
    proxy_set_header Host              $http_host;   # required for docker client's sake
    proxy_set_header X-Real-IP         $remote_addr; # pass on real client's IP
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For   $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
    proxy_read_timeout                 900;

    proxy_set_header Connection "";
    proxy_buffers 32 4k;
    proxy_pass http://portainer/;

  location /portainer/api/websocket/ {
    proxy_http_version 1.1;
    proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
    proxy_set_header Connection $connection_upgrade;
    proxy_pass http://portainer/api/websocket/;

3. Apply your changes:

docker compose up -d && docker compose restart nginx-mailcow

Now you can simply navigate to https://${MAILCOW_HOSTNAME}/portainer/ to view your Portainer container monitoring page. You’ll then be prompted to specify a new password for the admin account. After specifying your password, you’ll then be able to connect to the Portainer UI.

Last update: 2022-09-01 09:33:47