By default, Docker container will be run as root user, this can cause us pain. We could tell Docker to run as an ordinary user instead of root.

We could build a Dockerfile like this:

FROM node:latest

# Add user so we dont run app as root
RUN groupadd -r node && useradd -r -g node node \
    && mkdir -p /home/node/<your-app-name> \
    && chown -R node:node /home/node

WORKDIR /home/node/<your-app-name>

COPY . .
RUN npm install

USER node

CMD ["npm", "start"]

Happy building v