How-To: Run Dapr in self-hosted mode with Podman
This article provides guidance on running Dapr with Podman on a Windows/Linux/macOS machine or VM.
Initialize Dapr environment
To initialize the Dapr control-plane containers and create a default configuration file, run:
dapr init --container-runtime podman
Run both app and sidecar as a process
dapr run CLI command can be used to launch a Dapr sidecar along with your application:
dapr run --app-id myapp --app-port 5000 -- dotnet run
This command launches both the daprd sidecar and your application.
Run app as a process and sidecar as a Docker container
Alternately, if you are running Dapr in a Docker container and your app as a process on the host machine, then you need to configure Podman to use the host network so that Dapr and the app can share a localhost network interface.
If you are running Podman on Linux host then you can run the following to launch Dapr:
podman run --network="host" --mount type=bind,source="$(pwd)"/components,target=/components daprio/daprd:edge ./daprd -app-id <my-app-id> -app-port <my-app-port>
Then you can run your app on the host and they should connect over the localhost network interface.
Uninstall Dapr environment
To uninstall Dapr completely, run:
dapr uninstall --container-runtime podman --all
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