Running a Docker container as non-root user

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