This provides the container description for the mozilla-iot-gateway
The following needs to be installed on your development system: - podman
To create the mozilla-iot-gateway-container image use
podman build -f Dockerfile -t mozilla-iot-gateway .
In order for this to work you have to be in the directory of the dockerfile.
To allow mounting of a directory, .e.g.
/mnt/mozilla-iot, from an running container we have
to set the selinux permission in such a way that this is allowed.
This is done using the following command
chcon -Rt svirt_sandbox_file_t /mnt/mozilla-iot
With this command we can mount the folder
/mnt/mozilla-iot in the container.
If we don't do this we get a persmission denied error.
Use the following command to run the image for testing purposes:
podman run --rm -it -p 8080:8080 -v /mnt/mozilla-iot:/root/.mozilla-iot/:rw mozilla-iot-gateway /bin/bash
To test if everything works open your browser of choice and go
to the URL:
http:localhost:8080. Note that the path to the volume
needs to provides in an absolute way, both inside and outside of the
The log-files of the mozilla-iot-gateway can be found outside of the
container in the persistent volumn
Use the following command to run the image and access the gateway from outside
podman run -d -p 8080:8080 -v /mnt/mozilla-iot:/root/.mozilla-iot/:rw mozilla-iot-gateway
This will provide you with an container <ID> which you can use with the following command to attach to the container
podman exec -t -i <ID> /bin/bash
To assign a name to the running container just modify the above command to
podman run -d -p 8080:8080 -v /mozilla-iot:/root/.mozilla-iot/:rw --name m-iot-gw1 mozilla-iot-gateway
For more information see: https://fedoramagazine.org/building-smaller-container-images/
The image can be build using
podman build -f DockerfileMicroDnf -t mozilla-iot-gateway-micro .
and run using
podman run -d --rm -p 8080:8080 -v /mozilla-iot:/root/.mozilla-iot/:rw --name m-iot-gw-micro mozilla-iot-gateway-micro
The general purpose of this image is to run it on an IOT device like an Rasberry Pi (RP3b+ and higher) and access it from outside. To do this you need to open the firewall on the device. This needs to be done using the following commands:
firewall-cmd --add-port=4443/tcp --permanent firewall-cmd --add-port=8080/tcp --permanent firewall-cmd --add-port=5353/udp --permanent firewall-cmd --reload
Now you should be able to connect to the mozilla-iot-gateway under the <host-url>:8080, where host-url is the URL of the IOT device.