Development Environment Using Docker for Laravel Jetstream Applications

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This article provides details on how to setup development environment using Docker implementing a LEMP server used for developing Laravel Jetstream applications.

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This guide is a step by step to get everything up and running as a basis to create an application.

I will be using Laravel Jetstream with the Livewire + Blade stack (which utilises Tailwind CSS)

Features out of the box include:

  • Authentication
  • Registration
  • Profile Management
  • Password Update
  • Password Confirmation
  • Two Factor Authentication
  • Browser Sessions
  • API
  • Teams

The contents of this article will cover stages:

What is Laravel?

Laravel is a framework for the PHP programming language. You can read more in my guide to getting started with PHP Laravel Framework

What is Laravel Jetstream?

What is Laravel Jetstream? Laravel Jetstream is an open-source package developed by the Laravel team.

Is laravel Jetstream free? Yes, the Jetstream package is free, as is the Laravel framework it is developed on to of. The laravel Jetstream package contains the basic authentication scaffolding and more.

I will be using Laravel Jetstream with the Livewire + Blade stack (which utilises Tailwind CSS)

What are teams in laravel Jetstream?

In Laravel jetstream the ‘teams’ functionality is built on top of the basic user management. Teams add functionality to this basic structure. It adds users roles, permissions and allows users to be associated with a ‘team’.

User Profile Management

User management includes:

  • Display and update profile picture.
  • Contains profile name, along with email and password.
  • Records Browser Sessions and allow session control (like log out other devices).
  • Option for users to delete account.
  • Two Factor Authentication
Team Management

Teams management includes:

  • Create a Team
  • Add and update users to a team
  • Manage Team, update team display name.
  • User can Switch Team between multiple teams they belong to.
  • Manage the role and permission of the members of a team.

Tech Stack

I am going to be using a few different technologies for this particular setup.

For the server, fairly standard:

  • Ubuntu Linux
  • MySQL

This would technically count as a LEMP stack. [LEMP] = Ubuntu + Nginx + MySQL + PHP

For the application, I am going to be using:

  • Laravel
  • Jetstream
  • livewire
  • tailwind css
  • fortify

The next section will cover the setup of my local development environment.

Setup Development Environment

The first step is to setup our local development environment (DevEnv). I often use docker to achieve this.

The development environment used in this project is:

  • L - Linux
  • E - Nginx
  • M - MySQL
  • P - PHP

This docker container along with basic Laravel install is available from this repository.

You can read more about the various other development environments I have used in the past.

Installing Laravel

I will be using php framework Laravel to develop this application.

I started up my DevEnv container, and then connected to the Linux terminal running inside the docker container. (see the script)

This would then allow me to install a fresh version of the Laravel ( using composer via the command line.

Below is the set of instruction I used to achieve this.

Installation Via Composer

> composer create-project laravel/laravel <project-name> > composer create-project ---prefer-dist laravel/laravel

You will get output similar to the following:

Creating a "laravel/laravel" project at "./<project-name>"

Installing laravel/laravel (v8.5.17)
  - Installing laravel/laravel (v8.5.17): Downloading (100%)
Created project in /<project-name>
Loading composer repositories with package information
Updating dependencies (including require-dev)
Package operations: 104 installs, 0 updates, 0 removals
Writing lock file
Generating optimized autoload files
> @php artisan key:generate --ansi
Application key set successfully.

After the installation was completed, you can check everything has worked so far by navigating to your project folder, and running the following command.

> php artisan --version

You should get output something like below, showing you the version of the Laravel framework used.

Laravel Framework 8.41.0

If you get something like the following error, then it is likely you have some problems with the path of your composer installation.

php artisan --version
PHP Warning:  require(vendor/autoload.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in artisan on line 18
PHP Fatal error:  require(): Failed opening required 'vendor/autoload.php' (include_path='.:/usr/share/php') in artisan on line 18

You can try and run the composer install command and then update composer paths to solve this problem.

> cd <project-name>
> composer install
> composer dump-autoload

Setup Laravel

Setup you .env file.

composer dump-autoload
php artisan cache:clear
php artisan config:clear
php artisan view:clear
php artisan optimize:clear

Install Livewire + Jetstream + Fortify


Install livewire

> composer require livewire/livewire

> php artisan livewire:publish --config


To install Jetstream library, first install via composer:

> composer require laravel/jetstream

If you get the following error, then you might need to change a few permissions.

file_put_contents(./composer.json): failed to open stream: 
Operation not permitted

To change composer permissions, issue the command

sudo chown -R $USER ~/.composer/

chown -R root ~/.composer/

To configure jetstream, with the option of teams.

> php artisan jetstream:install livewire --teams

Then we need to do a application build.

npm install
npm run dev

If you are having problems with npm run dev

update to new version of nodejs.

cd ~
curl -sL -o
apt install nodejs

Then configure the database.

php artisan migrate:fresh

Then setup the blade views and routes.

php artisan vendor:publish --tag=jetstream-views
php artisan vendor:publish --tag=jetstream-routes

php artisan route:clear


composer require laravel/fortify

php artisan vendor:publish –provider=”Laravel\Fortify\FortifyServiceProvider”

Possible Errors during installation

laravel jetstream 404 current-team

laravel jetstream 404 create new team

laravel jetstream 404 update team

laravel jetstream cannot create new team

laravel jetstream cannot update current team name

laravel jetstream cannot update profile picture

I did get some of these problems. To resolve, I finally found the problem to be the livewire js not loading. you might need to check the asset url ASSET_URL in livewire config file /www/config/livewire.php. This solved my problem of the JS loading.

Folder Structure

├── docker
│   ├──
│   ├──
│   ├──
│   ├── docker-compose.yml
│   ├── phpdocker
│   ├── setup
│   ├──
│   └──
└── www
    ├── app
    ├── artisan
    ├── bootstrap
    ├── composer.json
    ├── composer.lock
    ├── config
    ├── database
    ├── node_modules
    ├── package-lock.json
    ├── package.json
    ├── phpunit.xml
    ├── public
    ├── resources
    ├── routes
    ├── server.php
    ├── storage
    ├── tailwind.config.js
    ├── tests
    ├── vendor
    └── webpack.mix.js

Application Screenshots

Once you have completed the steps above, the application that you have should look like the screenshots below.

laravel jetstream welcomepage

laravel jetstream registerpage




jetstream login process

user profile


Quick Start Guide

To get this docker container up and running simply build and start using the following commands from within the docker directory.

> cd docker

> ./

> ./

> ./

You can access the application at or https://localhost:8080/

Note; the and commands are only needs the first time, but won’t harm to run each time. Once finished call the stop command to bring down docker container and application.

> ./

While the docker container is running, ie after running ./start you can connect to the web server to run commands as if you would any other server. Use the following command to connect

> ./

The following section provides further details on the docker methods used within each script.

Application Access

  • Main Application: http://localhost:8080/
  • PhpMyAdmin: http://localhost:8181/
  • Email (SMPT catcher) http://localhost:3000/


MySQL and PHPMyAdmin


You can access the database using phpmyadmin within this project. Navigate to this url

Enter the following details

  • Server: webapp-mysql
  • Username: webapp_user
  • Password: password


This project is based on

Main differences between DevEnv-Docker-LEMP-Laravel and DevEnv-Docker-LEMP-Drupal are the following:

  • Ubuntu 20.04 from 18.04
  • PHP 7.4 (php7.4-fpm.sock) from 7.2

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