Installing on OpenShift

With the OpenShift Weblate template you can get your personal Weblate instance up and running in seconds. All of Weblate’s dependencies are already included. PostgreSQL is set up as the default database and persistent volume claims are used.

You can find the template at <>.


The following examples assume you have a working OpenShift v3.x environment, with oc client tool installed. Please check the OpenShift documentation for instructions.

Web Console

Copy the raw content from template.yml and import them into your project, then use the Create button in the OpenShift web console to create your application. The web console will prompt you for the values for all of the parameters used by the template.


To upload the Weblate template to your current project’s template library, pass the template.yml file with the following command:

$ oc create -f \
   -n <PROJECT>

The template is now available for selection using the web console or the CLI.


The parameters that you can override are listed in the parameters section of the template. You can list them with the CLI by using the following command and specifying the file to be used:

$ oc process --parameters -f

# If the template is already uploaded
$ oc process --parameters -n <PROJECT> weblate


You can also use the CLI to process templates and use the configuration that is generated to create objects immediately.

$ oc process -f \
    -p APPLICATION_NAME=weblate \
    -p WEBLATE_VERSION=4.3.1-1 \
    -p \
    -p POSTGRESQL_IMAGE=docker-registry.default.svc:5000/openshift/postgresql:9.6 \
    -p REDIS_IMAGE=docker-registry.default.svc:5000/openshift/redis:3.2 \
    | oc create -f

The Weblate instance should be available after successful migration and deployment at the specified WEBLATE_SITE_DOMAIN parameter.

After container setup, you can sign in as admin user with password provided in WEBLATE_ADMIN_PASSWORD, or a random password generated on first start if that was not set.

To reset admin password, restart the container with WEBLATE_ADMIN_PASSWORD set to new password in the respective Secret.


$ oc delete all -l app=<APPLICATION_NAME>
$ oc delete configmap -l app= <APPLICATION_NAME>
$ oc delete secret -l app=<APPLICATION_NAME>
# ATTTENTION! The following command is only optional and will permanently delete all of your data.
$ oc delete pvc -l app=<APPLICATION_NAME>

$ oc delete all -l app=weblate \
    && oc delete secret -l app=weblate \
    && oc delete configmap -l app=weblate \
    && oc delete pvc -l app=weblate


By processing the template a respective ConfigMap will be created and which can be used to customize the Weblate image. The ConfigMap is directly mounted as environment variables and triggers a new deployment every time it is changed. For further configuration options, see Docker environment variables for full list of environment variables.