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How-To: Run Dapr in self-hosted mode with Podman

How to deploy and run Dapr in self-hosted mode using Podman

This article provides guidance on running Dapr with Podman on a Windows/Linux/macOS machine or VM.


Initialize Dapr environment

To initialize the Dapr control plane containers and create a default configuration file, run:

dapr init --container-runtime podman

Run both app and sidecar as a process

The dapr run CLI command can be used to launch a Dapr sidecar along with your application:

dapr run --app-id myapp --app-port 5000 -- dotnet run

This command launches both the daprd sidecar and your application.

Run app as a process and sidecar as a Docker container

Alternately, if you are running Dapr in a Docker container and your app as a process on the host machine, then you need to configure Podman to use the host network so that Dapr and the app can share a localhost network interface.

If you are running Podman on Linux host then you can run the following to launch Dapr:

podman run --network="host" --mount type=bind,source="$(pwd)"/components,target=/components daprio/daprd:edge ./daprd -app-id <my-app-id> -app-port <my-app-port>

Then you can run your app on the host and they should connect over the localhost network interface.

Uninstall Dapr environment

To uninstall Dapr completely, run:

dapr uninstall --container-runtime podman --all

Last modified August 24, 2023: consistency check (aaa2f246)