Docker deployment of MySQL with Keeper Connection Manager

Image: keeper/guacamole-db-mysql

keeper/guacamole-db-mysql is a Dockerized deployment of MySQL, built off Docker's official MySQL image which is automatically initialized with the Apache Guacamole database schema. It is built using the packages provided by Keeper Connection Manager and made available under the same EULA. It is normally used to provide a MySQL database for a container using the keeper/guacamole image.

Environment variables

In addition to the environment variables documented below, all environment variables supported by the official Docker MySQL image are accepted, as the official MySQL image forms the basis of this image.


The ACCEPT_EULA environment variable must be set to "Y" to indicate your acceptance of the Keeper Connection Manager EULA. This Docker image may not be used except under the terms of the EULA.


This is an optional variable. Set to a non-empty value, like yes, to generate a random initial password for the root user (using pwgen). The generated root password will be printed to stdout (GENERATED ROOT PASSWORD: .....).


The name of the database to create and initialized for use with Apache Guacamole. This environment variable is required and ultimately maps to the MYSQL_DATABASE environment variable of the official MySQL image.

The GUACAMOLE_DATABASE variable is provided here for consistency with the other Guacamole-specific variables, but may be omitted if MYSQL_DATABASE is provided.


This is the Administrator password for the guacadmin user.


The username and password to use for the MySQL database user specific to the Guacamole web application. This pair of variables differ from the MYSQL_USER and MYSQL_PASSWORD environment variables provided by the official MySQL image in that the created user has limited privileges, being granted only what privileges are absolutely required for Guacamole to run.

The GUACAMOLE_USERNAME and GUACAMOLE_PASSWORD are not strictly required, as the user created with MYSQL_USER and MYSQL_PASSWORD may be used instead, however they are strongly recommended to ensure the Principle of Least Privilege is followed.

Docker secrets

Rather than pass data directly in environment variables, a _FILE suffix may be added to any environment variable supported by this image to force that variable to be read from the named file within the container. As Docker secrets store sensitive data within files beneath /run/secrets/ within the container, this can be used to load sensitive data from Docker secrets.

For example, to load the username and password for the limited-privilege user specific to the Guacamole web application from Docker secrets:

docker run --name some-guacamole-db \
    -e ACCEPT_EULA=Y \
    -e GUACAMOLE_ADMIN_PASSWORD=some_password \
    -e GUACAMOLE_DATABASE=guacamole_db \
    -e GUACAMOLE_USERNAME_FILE=/run/secrets/mysql-username \
    -e GUACAMOLE_PASSWORD_FILE=/run/secrets/mysql-password \
    -d keeper/guacamole-db-mysql

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