Install Temporal


This guide will show you how to quickly install and run Temporal using docker-compose.


  1. Install Docker
  2. Install docker-compose

Install Temporal

In your terminal, cd into the directory where you want to install and run Temporal.

Run this command to download the Temporal docker-compose file:

curl -L | tar -xz --strip-components 1 docker/docker-compose.yml

Once complete you should see the docker-compose.yml file in your working directory.


You can install a specific version of Temporal by changing the release version in the URL:<release>/docker.tar.gz

Run Temporal

Run the following command to start the Temporal server:

docker-compose up

You will see output that looks similar to:

Creating network "quick_start_default" with the default driver
Pulling temporal (temporalio/temporal-auto-setup:1.1.1)...
temporal_1 | Description: Default namespace for Temporal Server
temporal_1 | OwnerEmail:
temporal_1 | NamespaceData: map[string]string(nil)
temporal_1 | Status: NamespaceStatusRegistered
temporal_1 | RetentionInDays: 1
temporal_1 | EmitMetrics: false
temporal_1 | ActiveClusterName: active
temporal_1 | Clusters: active
temporal_1 | HistoryArchivalStatus: Enabled
temporal_1 | HistoryArchivalURI: file:///tmp/temporal_archival/development
temporal_1 | VisibilityArchivalStatus: Disabled
temporal_1 | Bad binaries to reset:
temporal_1 | +-----------------+----------+------------+--------+
temporal_1 | +-----------------+----------+------------+--------+
temporal_1 | +-----------------+----------+------------+--------+
temporal_1 | + echo 'Default namespace registration complete.'
temporal_1 | Default namespace registration complete.

The Temporal Server is now running!

You can view the Temporal web interface at localhost:8088.


If you wish to deploy Temporal to a Kubernetes cluster, follow the helm-charts guide.

Run Workflows

You can now run Workflows via Temporal.

Get started quickly by running either a Go sample or Java sample, or write your own using the Go SDK or Java SDK.