Install the Temporal Server for local development


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


  1. Install Docker
  2. Install docker-compose

Run the Temporal Server

The following steps will run a local instance of the Temporal Server using the default configuration file:

  1. Clone the temporalio/docker-compose repository.
  2. Change directory into the root of the project.
  3. Run the docker-compose up command.
git clone
cd docker-compose
docker-compose up

After the Temporal Server has started you can view the Temporal Web interface in your browser: localhost:8088

Alternative configurations

If you want to try other configurations using different dependencies, or use a custom Docker image, follow the temporalio/docker-compose README.

Run application Workflows

You can now run Workflows via the Temporal Server.

Get started quickly by running a Go sample, Java sample, or write your own using one of the SDKs.