Installing Glyptodon

Installing Glyptodon

Mar 28, 2022

In order to install Glyptodon, you must first obtain a free trial or paid license from the Glyptodon website at After you have created your Glyptodon account, visit the "Download" section to access your repository credentials.

Next, you will need to create a Linux instance that supports Docker. In this example, we will be using Ubuntu. Before getting started, make sure that your Linux environment is fully up-to-date.

sudo apt-get update

To ensure that the linux machine is capable of generating enough entropy for random number generation, we recommend installing the haveged package. These packages can be installed using the following commands:

sudo apt-get install haveged
sudo systemctl start havegedhtt
sudo systemctl enable haveged

Next, download the installer script using the curl command. You will need the repository credentials that you downloaded earlier.


If you are planning to use Lets Encrypt, a free, automated and open certificate authority, to generate the SSL certificate for the gateway, you should open HTTP port 80 and HTTPS port 443 to the service temporarily, during the install process. The Lets Encrypt servers will attempt to reach the instance and it will fail the installation if there is no network connectivity.

sudo ufw allow 80
sudo ufw allow 443

Change the permissions and execute the command with sudo or root permissions.

chmod +x

During the install process, you will be asked to confirm the FQDN of the server, and your preferred SSL termination.

After the installer completes, several docker services will start up, depending on your selections.

Typically, there will be 4 docker services running if you selected all options:

Guacamole (Tomcat)

The installer script creates a docker-compose.yml file that can be seen in the filesystem:

This Docker Compose file is the configuration file which manages the multi-docker container system. If you need to make further changes to the environment, you can modify this file and restart the docker services using the

For more information, please consult our user guide.