Preparing the environment

Note: See the Kubernetes section, if you would like to deploy Openslice in a Kubernetes cluster

1 - Backup your previous database if necessary:

sudo docker exec amysql /usr/bin/mysqldump -u root --password=letmein ostmfdb > backup_ostmfdb.sql

2 - Install docker

NOTE: Since July 2023 Docker Compose V1 stopped receiving updates. Openslice fully reverted to Compose V2, which is integrated in the Docker installation.

3 - Download environment preparation script


4 - Work with main/master branch:

sudo ./

Alternatively, work with develop or any other branch:

sudo ./ develop [or replace develop with other branch name]

5 - Create configuration specific docker compose file

cd io.openslice.main/compose/
sudo cp docker-compose.yaml.configure docker-compose.yaml

6 - Configure containers to properly resolve the DNS of your domain

edit /etc/docker/daemon.json and add:

  "dns": ["", ""]

and restart docker daemon.

Configure docker-compose services

Edit your configuration specific docker-compose.yaml that is previously created:

1. mysql-portal container

In folder mysql-init edit the file 01-databases.sql. Edit the credentials that services connect to the database (if you wish) of portaluser (default is 12345) and keycloak (default is password).

delete the exposed ports

2.keycloak container

2.1 Edit the following if you changed mysql credentials

DB_DATABASE: keycloak
DB_USER: keycloak
DB_PASSWORD: password

2.2 Change the keycloak admin password


3.osportalapi container (NFV services)

Edit the following if you changed mysql and keycloak credentials and adjust properly the domain (if you are using a non-local domain, replace everywhere the http://keycloak:8080)

        "spring.datasource.url": "jdbc:mysql://amysql/osdb?createDatabaseIfNotExist=true",
        "spring-addons.issuers[0].uri": "",
        "": "",
        "springdoc.oAuthFlow.authorizationUrl": "",
        "springdoc.oAuthFlow.tokenUrl": "",
        "springdoc.oauth.client-id" : "osapiWebClientId",
        "springdoc.oauth.clientsecret" : "secret",
        "spring.activemq.brokerUrl": "tcp://anartemis:61616?jms.watchTopicAdvisories=false",
        "spring.activemq.user": "artemis",
        "spring.activemq.password": "artemis",
        "" : "INFO"

4.bugzilla container

If you would like to use the Bugzilla connector

"main_operations_product":"Main Site Operations" //this is the default product to issue tickets

Bugzilla under this product should have components:
- NSD Deployment Request: Component used to schedule deployment req
- Onboarding: Issues related to VNF/NSD Onboarding
- Operations Support: Default component for operations support
- Validation: Use to track validation processes of VNFs and NSDs
- VPN Credentials/Access: Used for requesting VPN Credentials/Access

Also in the 'Main Site Operations' product, please create a version named 'unspecified'

5.osscapi container (TMF-API service)

Edit the following if you changed mysql and keycloak credentials

"keycloak-admin-password": "Pa55w0rd",
Edit properly with your domain "swagger.authserver" : "http://localhost/auth/realms/openslice",

Delete the exposed ports in other services like activemq

Configure nginx

cd nginx
sudo cp nginx.conf.default nginx.conf

Edit server_name

Configure Web UI

cd io.openslice.portal.web/src/js/
cp config.js.default config.js

Edit config.js with your domain

TITLE: "Openslice demo",
        WIKI: "http://localhost",
        BUGZILLA: "https://localhost/bugzilla/",
        STATUS: "http://status.localhost/",
        APIURL: "http://localhost",
        WEBURL: "http://localhost",
        APIOAUTHURL: "http://localhost/auth/realms/openslice",
        APITMFURL: "http://localhost/tmf-api/serviceCatalogManagement/v4"

Configure TMF Web UI

There are 3 files available for configuration:

  • (Basic information + API configuration)
  • theming.scss (CSS color palette theming)
  • config.theming.json (HTML configuration - Logo, Favicon, Footer)

The first 2 files above (i.e., theming.scss) are essential for the successful deployment of Openslice, thus created automatically during the initial deployment at io.openslice.tmf.web/src/assets/config directory as a copy of the default ones from the remote repository.

Ensure that you check the file and readjust to your deployment if needed.

cd io.openslice.tmf.web/src/assets/config

and edit

E.g. Edit "TITLE" or "WIKI" property with your domain title

TITLE: 'Openslice',
WIKI: '',

NOTE: The {BASEURL} placeholder in the file automatically detects the Origin (Protocol://Domain:Port) of the deployment and applies it to every respective property. E.g. If you are attempting a local deployment of Openslice, then {BASEURL} is automatically translated to "http://localhost". Similarly, you may use {BASEURL} to translate to a public deployment configuration, e.g. "".

If further customization, apart from the default provided, is needed for branding (Logo, Footer) then config.theming.json needs to be created in io.openslice.tmf.web/src/assets/config directory, as follows:

cd io.openslice.tmf.web/src/assets/config
sudo cp config.theming.default.json config.theming.json

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you want to apply changes to the JSON configuration files without the need to rebuild the application, you have to apply the changes at the io.openslice.tmf.web/dist/io-openslice-portal-web/assets/config directory. Although, it is mandatory to also apply these changes to the io.openslice.tmf.web/src/assets/config for persistancy, as after any future rebuild of Openslice the /dist directory is being ovewritten along with its contents. The Openslice team strongly recommends to always apply your changes to the TMF web UI configuration files at io.openslice.tmf.web/src/assets/config and rebuild the application.

Deploying docker compose

Go to compose directory and issue:

sudo docker compose --profile prod down;sudo docker compose --profile prod up -d  --build

Note: Depending on your machine, this process might take time.

Validating deployments and container monitoring

You can monitor containers status with portainer at port 9000 (http://your-ip:9000)

Initially, you may monitor the local machine at portainer.

Please check that all containers are in running state.

Kubernetes installation

Openslice can be installed in a Kubernetes cluster. (This is a work in progress)

The related scripts are inside the kubernetes folder. Follow these steps along the lines. You need to configure the ingress properly depending on how you want to expose Openslice.

1) Create an openslice namespace

kubectl create namespace openslice

2) Apply or create an ingress. Ingress exposes HTTP and HTTPS routes from outside the cluster to services within the cluster. Traffic routing is controlled by rules defined on the Ingress resource. An Ingress may be configured to give Services externally-reachable URLs, load balance traffic, terminate SSL / TLS, and offer name-based virtual hosting. An Ingress controller is responsible for fulfilling the Ingress, usually with a load balancer, though it may also configure your edge router or additional frontends to help handle the traffic. You must have an Ingress controller to satisfy an Ingress. You may need to deploy an Ingress controller such as ingress-nginx.

You can also adapt it to connect to public cloud load balancers depending on your needs.

The following will expose an ingress resource from one of your a k8s nodes on port 80

 kubectl apply -f openslice-ingress.yaml

Finding the ingress IP:

kubectl describe -f openslice-ingress.yaml

Name:             openslice-ingress
Namespace:        openslice
Default backend:  default-http-backend:80 (<error: endpoints "default-http-backend" not found>)
  Host        Path  Backends
  ----        ----  --------
              /services   tmfweb:80 (<error: endpoints "tmfweb" not found>)
              /tmf-api    osscapi:13082 (<error: endpoints "osscapi" not found>)
              /auth       keycloak:8080 (<error: endpoints "keycloak" not found>)
              /osapi      osportalapi:13000 (<error: endpoints "osportalapi" not found>)
              /           portalweb:80 (<error: endpoints "portalweb" not found>)
Annotations: nginx
  Type    Reason  Age                    From                      Message
  ----    ------  ----                   ----                      -------
  Normal  Sync    9m29s (x2 over 9m58s)  nginx-ingress-controller  Scheduled for sync

From the above example, our exposed ingress is at Address:

3) We need to configure the expose address and deploy openslice (IP or URL e.g.


4) Check the status of Openslice in the cluster. Should be similar to the following:

kubectl get pods --namespace=openslice  -o wide

NAME                               READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE    IP               NODE     NOMINATED NODE   READINESS GATES
activemq-59d4bfdb4b-bvjqr          1/1     Running   0          109s    kc-2     <none>           <none>
bugzilla-client-7dd7cb47cb-8qb8m   1/1     Running   0          100s   kc-3     <none>           <none>
centrallog-95bbf7867-k8fpt         1/1     Running   0          100s   kc-3     <none>           <none>
consul-b5dd76b76-64dzk             1/1     Running   0          107s    kc-2     <none>           <none>
keycloak-7c5b6bbc95-k2qfl          1/1     Running   0          105s   kc-3     <none>           <none>
manoclient-95f68f4c9-c9t6r         1/1     Running   0          104s   kc-3     <none>           <none>
mysql-portal-0                     1/1     Running   0          107s    kc-2     <none>           <none>
osom-6d548cf555-q8ptj              1/1     Running   0          104s    kc-2     <none>           <none>
osportalapi-5fff744db8-5g4zs       1/1     Running   0          103s    kc-2     <none>           <none>
osscapi-6d68b54d97-jn8tz           0/1     Running   0          102s   kc-3     <none>           <none>
portalweb-8469d57df4-94tfj         1/1     Running   0          101s    kc-nfs   <none>           <none>
tmfweb-868f7bb9c5-x4lfh            1/1     Running   0          102s    kc-nfs   <none>           <none>

kubectl get deployments  --namespace=openslice  -o wide

NAME              READY   UP-TO-DATE   AVAILABLE   AGE     CONTAINERS            IMAGES                                      SELECTOR
activemq          1/1     1            1           2m15s   anactivemq            webcenter/activemq:5.14.3                   io.openslice.service=activemq
bugzilla-client   1/1     1            1           2m6s    bugzilla-client       openslice/io.openslice.bugzilla:latest      io.openslice.service=bugzilla-client
centrallog        1/1     1            1           2m6s    centrallog            openslice/io.openslice.centrallog.service   io.openslice.service=centrallog
consul            1/1     1            1           2m13s   aconsul               consul                                      io.openslice.service=consul
keycloak          1/1     1            1           2m11s   keycloak                io.openslice.service=keycloak
manoclient        1/1     1            1           2m10s   manoclient            openslice/io.openslice.mano:latest          io.openslice.service=manoclient
osom              1/1     1            1           2m10s   openslice-osom        openslice/io.openslice.osom:latest          io.openslice.service=osom
osportalapi       1/1     1            1           2m9s    openslice-portalapi   openslice/io.openslice.portal.api:latest    io.openslice.service=osportalapi
osscapi           1/1     1            1           2m8s    openslice-scapi       openslice/io.openslice.tmf.api:latest       io.openslice.service=osscapi
portalweb         1/1     1            1           2m7s    openslice-portalweb   openslice/io.openslice.portal.web:latest    io.openslice.service=portalweb
tmfweb            1/1     1            1           2m8s    openslice-tmfweb      openslice/io.openslice.tmf.web:latest       io.openslice.service=tmfweb

kubectl get services  --namespace=openslice  -o wide

NAME              TYPE        CLUSTER-IP       EXTERNAL-IP   PORT(S)              AGE     SELECTOR
activemq          ClusterIP   <none>        8161/TCP,61616/TCP   2m22s   io.openslice.service=activemq
bugzilla-client   ClusterIP     <none>        13010/TCP            2m14s   io.openslice.service=bugzilla-client
centrallog        ClusterIP    <none>        13013/TCP            2m14s   io.openslice.service=centrallog
consul            ClusterIP   <none>        8500/TCP,8600/TCP    2m21s   io.openslice.service=consul
keycloak          ClusterIP    <none>        8080/TCP,8443/TCP    2m19s   io.openslice.service=keycloak
manoclient        ClusterIP    <none>        13011/TCP            2m18s   io.openslice.service=manoclient
mysql-portal      ClusterIP   None             <none>        3306/TCP             2m19s   io.openslice.service=mysql-portal
osom              ClusterIP    <none>        13100/TCP            2m18s   io.openslice.service=osom
osportalapi       ClusterIP   <none>        13000/TCP            2m17s   io.openslice.service=osportalapi
osscapi           ClusterIP     <none>        13082/TCP            2m16s   io.openslice.service=osscapi
portalweb         ClusterIP     <none>        80/TCP               2m15s   io.openslice.service=portalweb
tmfweb            ClusterIP      <none>        80/TCP               2m15s   io.openslice.service=tmfweb

Post installation steps

Configure Keycloak server

Keycloack server is managing authentication and running on a container at port 8080. It is proxied to your host via nginx under http://localhost/auth.

  • Go to or , (http://ipaddress:8080/auth/ or https://ipaddress:8443/auth/ are direct with no proxy)

  • Navigate to Administration Console

NOTE: if you are running in HTTP you will get a message: HTTPS required

Go to https://ipaddress:8443/auth/

Login with the credentials from section 2.2

user admin and your KEYCLOAK_PASSWORD

Select the master realm from top left corner, go to login Tab and select "Require SSL": None

Do the same for realm Openslice

NOTE: If you are running in HTTPS, then leave Require SSL to external requests

Configure redirects

Go to realm Openslice, client, osapiWebClientId and change Root URL to your domain.

Also, insert your domain, e.g.*, at: * Valid Redirect URIs * Web Origins

Configure email in Keycloak

Keycloak also allows new users to register.

On Tab Login -> check User registration, Verify email, Forgot password etc.

Also, enter the details on Realm -> Email -> Enable Authentication

Add an Openslice admin user

Go to manage/users and add an Openslice admin user, e.g. username=admin. Set a password and go also to Role Mappings and add to Assigned Roles ADMIN and MENTOR.

Note: That user is different from the Keycloak admin user. It is used to login and browse the OpenSlice Web UI. The Roles ADMIN and MENTOR guarantee full access through the Openslice UI, thus such a user is always required.

Keycloak at localhost

This is an important step if you run Keycloak on localhost

1 - Edit your hosts file, adding the line below keycloak

2 - Replace http://localhost/auth/ with http://keycloak:8080/auth/ in your Keycloak config for TypeScript/Angular (see examples below).

Hosts File Location:

  • In Linux/Unix, the file's location is at /etc/hosts

  • In Windows, its location is at c:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts


Nginx uses the http://keycloak:8080 URL, which is accessible via the internal docker system's network.
The Front-end (TS/Angular) shall also use the http://keycloak:8080.
This way, you will not get the invalid token error, as the API is getting the token from http://keycloak:8080 (internally) and the Front-end is getting verified with the same URL, as well.

Nginx serves the Front-end from the project io.openslice.tmf.web.

If you would like to use the Front-end to test your backend, then:

  1. (io.openslice.tmf.web project) should look similar to the following example:
    "TITLE": "Openslice demo",
    "WIKI": "http://wiki.localhost",
    "BUGZILLA": "{BASEURL}/bugzilla/",
    "STATUS": "http://status.localhost/",
    "WEBURL": "{BASEURL}",
    "APITMFURL": "http://localhost:13082/tmf-api",
    "OAUTH_CONFIG" : {
        "issuer": "http://keycloak:8080/auth/realms/openslice/protocol/openid-connect/auth",
        "loginUrl": "http://keycloak:8080/auth/realms/openslice/protocol/openid-connect/auth",
        "tokenEndpoint": "http://keycloak:8080/auth/realms/openslice/protocol/openid-connect/token",
        "redirectUri": "{BASEURL}/redirect",
        "logoutUrl": "http://keycloak:8080/auth/realms/openslice/protocol/openid-connect/logout",
        "postLogoutRedirectUri": "{BASEURL}/services/services_marketplace",

        "responseType": "code",
        "oidc": false,
        "clientId": "osapiWebClientId",
        "dummyClientSecret": "secret",

        "requireHttps": false,
        "useHttpBasicAuth": true,
        "clearHashAfterLogin": false,

        "showDebugInformation": true

Note the difference in changing {BASEURL} -> http://keycloak:8080

  1. config.js (io.openslice.portal.web) should look similar to the following example:
var appConfig = angular.module('portalwebapp.config',[]);

appConfig.factory('APIEndPointService', function() {
      return {        
        TITLE: "Openslice",
        WIKI: "ROOTURL",
        BUGZILLA: "ROOTURL/bugzilla/",
        STATUS: "ROOTURL/status/",
        APIURL: "http://localhost:13000",
        WEBURL: "ROOTURL/nfvportal",
        APIOAUTHURL: "http://keycloak:8080/auth/realms/openslice",
        APITMFURL: "http://localhost:13082/tmf-api/serviceCatalogManagement/v4"


Note the difference in "APIOAUTHURL" property

NFV Portal Landing page

You may configure the landing page for the NFV Portal at


NFV Orchestrator Configuration

See NFV Orchestrator Configuration.

Important Note

There is a case where the first time the services fail to start due to failed mysql connections. Please just issue again:

sudo docker compose --profile prod down;sudo docker compose --profile prod up -d --build