Docker Error - Permission denied connecting Docker daemon socket

Docker Error - Permission denied connecting Docker daemon socket

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Manish Warang
·Feb 11, 2020·

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Post Docker installation, you may face the following error if you execute Docker commands without "sudo".

docker: Got permission denied while trying to connect to the Docker daemon socket at unix:///var/run/docker.sock:
Post http://%2Fvar%2Frun%2Fdocker.sock/v1.38/containers/create: dial unix /var/run/docker.sock: connect: permission denied.

The following steps will help resolve this issue

Create the docker group & add your user

  • Create the docker group

    sudo groupadd docker
    
  • Add your user to the docker group

    sudo usermod -aG docker ${USER}
    

You might need to log out and log back in so that your group membership is re-evaluated

 
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