MacinCloud Managed Server Plans supports Docker Desktop App in non-admin mode. Please note that you must use the correct Docker Desktop App installer that matches the server platform. Please follow the following instructions while using Docker Desktop App with MacinCloud Managed Server Plans:

Install and Run Docker Desktop App

Step 1: Make sure you have a MacinCloud Managed Server Plan.

  • You can sign up for a Managed Server Plan by clicking HERE.

Step 2: Download the correct Docker Desktop App installer

Step 3: Install and Configure the Docker Desktop App

  1. Once the installer is downloaded, double-clicking the Installer .dmg file. Notice that you should not drag the "Docker" app to the Applications folder. Instead, you should drag the "Docker" app to your remote Mac's Desktop to run. This is important because you will not be able to run the app in the Applications folder on a Managed Server Plan.
  2. Follow the settings below to run the initial configuration:
    • Select "Use advanced settings"
    • Select "Users" under the "Choose how to configure the installation of Docker'sCLI tools" option.
    • Uncheck all the checkboxes except the "Automatically check configuration" option.
  3. Make sure to inject the Docker path to your shell profile. Open the Terminal app in Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal, and run the following commands:
export PATH=$PATH:~/.docker/bin

Step 4: Completion and Use Docker and the Docker Desktop App

Now you should be able to run the "docker" command in your Terminal. You can also run the Docker Desktop App on fro your Desktop.

If you need further assistance, please submit a Support Ticket by clicking HERE.