Self hosting with Docker > Unable to proceed past login

I have…

  • [ X] Checked the logs and have provided the logs if I found something suspicious there

I’m submitting a…

  • [ ] Regression (a behavior that stopped working in a new release)
  • [ ] Bug report
  • [ ] Performance issue
  • [X] Documentation issue or request

Current behavior


I’m using this docker-compose to bring up my services on a vm (a droplet hosted by DigitalOcean). I set the username, password, and domain in the .env file (domain pointed at a real internet facing subdomain I own).

When browsing to my base URL, I get the login prompt, enter the username/password specified in .env. The popup closes and nothing else happens. When I refresh the page, it’s stuck on the “Loading Squidex” screen.

Looking at the logs, I can see some kind of issue with what looks like the identity server. Full logs:

Expected behavior

Expect to log into Squidex.

Minimal reproduction of the problem


  • [ ] Self hosted with docker
  • [X] Self hosted with IIS
  • [ ] Self hosted with other version
  • [ ] Cloud version

Version: [VERSION]


  • [X ] Chrome (desktop)
  • [ ] Chrome (Android)
  • [ ] Chrome (iOS)
  • [ ] Firefox
  • [ ] Safari (desktop)
  • [ ] Safari (iOS)
  • [ ] IE
  • [ ] Edge


I think we already had this problem with DigitalOcean: Non-Standard Port Installation

The problem is something in their DNS so that the docker image cannot reach itself.

Thanks for the quick response.

The previous attempt was with DigitalOcean’s pre-made Docker droplet.

I just tried it again on a plain Ubuntu droplet that I installed Docker on. Works fine!

Seems reasonable to say there’s something funky with how DO configured Docker.

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I have added a hint to the documentation.