Standing Up Backstage
In this course, you will be installing your very own instance of Backstage. This will be a standalone version of the application, and you will be able to use:
- Your own instance of Backstage
- Authentication using GitHub
- An integration with your source control system
- A persistent database
This tutorial assumes a basic understanding of working on a Unix-based operating system, using tools like
curl. Docker knowledge is also helpful for making the most of your Backstage installation.
There are a few development tools you will need to have installed on your computer to get started with Backstage.
- Access to a Unix-based operating system, such as Linux, MacOS, or Windows Subsystem for Linux
- A GNU-like build environment available at the command line. For example, on Debian/Ubuntu you will want to have the
build-essentialpackages installed. On MacOS, you will want to run
xcode-select --installto get the Xcode command line build tooling in place.
- An account with elevated rights to install the dependencies
- curl or Wget
- Node.js Active LTS Release
- Yarn for dependency management
- You will need to use Yarn classic to create a new project, but it can then be migrated to Yarn 3.
- Docker used for features such as Software Templates and Tech Docs
- Git for source control
Installing on a remote machine, VM, or using a firewall?
If the system is not directly accessible over your network, the following ports need to be opened: 3000, 7007.