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Self-hosting LangSmith with Docker

Enterprise License Required

Self-hosting LangSmith is an add-on to the Enterprise Plan designed for our largest, most security-conscious customers. See our pricing page for more detail, and contact us at if you want to get a license key to trial LangSmith in your environment.

This guide provides instructions for installing and setting up your environment to run LangSmith locally using Docker. You can do this either by using the LangSmith SDK or by using Docker Compose directly.


  1. Ensure Docker is installed and running on your system. You can verify this by running:
    docker info
    If you don't see any server information in the output, make sure Docker is installed correctly and launch the Docker daemon.
    1. Recommended: At least 4 vCPUs, 16GB Memory available on your machine.
      • You may need to tune resource requests/limits for all of our different services based off of organization size/usage
    2. Disk Space: LangSmith can potentially require a lot of disk space. Ensure you have enough disk space available.
  2. LangSmith License Key
    1. You can get this from your Langchain representative. Contact us at for more information.
  3. Api Key Salt
    1. This is a secret key that you can generate. It should be a random string of characters.
    2. You can generate this using the following command:
    openssl rand -base64 32
  4. Configuration
  5. There are several configuration options that you can set in the .env file. You can find more information on the available configuration options in the Configuration section.

Running via Docker Compose

The following explains how to run the LangSmith using Docker Compose. This is the most flexible way to run LangSmith without Kubernetes. In production, we highly recommend using Kubernetes.

1. Fetch the LangSmith docker-compose.yml file

You can find the docker-compose.yml file and related files in the LangSmith SDK repository here: LangSmith Docker Compose File

Copy the docker-compose.yml file and all files in that directory from the LangSmith SDK to your project directory.

  • Ensure that you copy the users.xml file as well.

2. Configure environment variables

  1. Copy the .env.example file from the LangSmith SDK to your project directory and rename it to .env. Then, set the following environment variables in the .env file:
  2. Configure the appropriate values in the .env file. You can find the available configuration options in the Configuration section.

You can also set these environment variables in the docker-compose.yml file directly or export them in your terminal. We recommend setting them in the .env file.

2. Start server

Start the LangSmith application by executing the following command in your terminal:

docker-compose up

You can also run the server in the background by running:

docker-compose up -d

Validate your deployment:

  1. Curl the exposed port of the cli-langchain-frontend-1 container:

    curl localhost:1980/info
  2. Visit the exposed port of the cli-langchain-frontend-1 container on your browser

    The Langsmith UI should be visible/operational at http://localhost:1980


Checking the logs

If, at any point, you want to check if the server is running and see the logs, run

docker-compose logs

Stopping the server

docker-compose down

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