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Getting started


Atek is still in early development. Until Atek reaches v1, users should beware of breaking changes which may not be backwards compatible. Atek is available now as a developer preview.

You can install Atek using NPM. You will need to install NodeJS 16+.

# Requires Node 16+npm install -g @atek-cloud/atek

From there, just run atek to start it. You'll be guided to create a user in the initial setup flow.

Once setup is finished, you can access Atek at localhost.

open http://localhost

Atek will run on port 80 by default. You can change the port by editing your config file or passing the -p flag.

Permissions Error

If you get a permissions error around accessing port 80, run the following command:

sudo setcap cap_net_bind_service=+ep `readlink -f \`which node\``

That will enable nodejs to access port 80 without requiring super-user priviliges.

Next, you might try installing the hello world app. You can do this from the atek frontend or by calling:

atek install --user {your_username}

For your_username, you'll use the user you created during initial setup. That tells Atek who owns the application, since you can have multiple users. Here's how I call the command, for instance:

atek install --user pfrazee

Once it's installed, you can open it at hello-world-node.localhost.

open http://hello-world-node.localhost


If you run into any problems, please file an issue.


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