I want to use one server to host multiple docker-containers. I want to give another user a possibility to manage new docker-containers, but I do not want to give him access to all other containers, which I started, since they may contain sensitive data.

Is there a way to create a secure configuration which doesn't require creating virtual machine?

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Hi and welcome to DevOps SE!

To enable Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for Docker Engine, you need the UCP (Universal Control Pane) available through Docker EE.


A free alternative could be also the Kubernetes module rbac.authorization.k8s.io.

Side note: To control docker commands available to a user, use AuthZPlugin for the Docker engine (there are open source implementations of this API).

  • I've read the documentation, but I am still not sure, how this can be done. Would you be able to add some example to your answer?
    – noisy
    Commented Sep 13, 2018 at 8:03
  • it looks like, with both solutions I can only restrict a users access to particular commands. But what I need, is to give full access to some container and none access to others
    – noisy
    Commented Sep 13, 2018 at 8:11
  • yeah...at first glance, this is what I need. But pricing of docker EE...is not acceptable for me :(
    – noisy
    Commented Sep 13, 2018 at 8:22

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