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Quick install Temporal Server for testing and local development


There are two ways to quickly install and run the Temporal Server:

  • Docker: Using docker-compose makes it easy to develop Workflows locally.
  • Helm Charts: Deploying the Server to Kubernetes is an easy way to test the system and develop Workflows.

We do not recommend using either of these methods in a live (production) environment.

Helm Charts

Instructions for using the Temporal Helm Chart is available in the temporalio/helm-charts repo README.



  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 (e.g. different database), or use a custom Docker image, follow the temporalio/docker-compose README.

Run application Workflows

You can now write and 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.

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