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Awiteb's forgejo personal instance

This is my personal instance of forgejo. the place where I hack.

What is forgejo?


What is this configurations aims to do?

Is just a personal instance, means that you are only one have rights to do anything. Others are only contributors means that they can only fork your repository and make pull requests and create issues, they can't create repositories.

Imortant notes

After you create your account, you need to change your account visibility to public, by going to your profile and then click on the settings and then change the visibility to public, then change the app.ini and remove the public visibility from the ALLOWED_USER_VISIBILITY_MODES. This will make you the only visible user in the instance.


Forgejo will add the secrets to the app.ini file, so make sure to not remove the app.ini file from the repository, and do not share it with anyone.

How to use this configuration?

Just clone this repository, then read the app.ini file and changes the values to your needs, then run the following command:

sed -i -e "s/{SHARED_SECRET}/$(openssl rand -hex 20)/" docker-compose.yml
docker-compose up -d

The instance will be available at so proxy it to your domain.



Stop the instance using docker-compose rm -s -f then remove the forgejo image using docker rmi -f <IMAGE ID> then rerun the instace using docker-compose up -d


You can use just update_patch


Change the version in the docker-compose.yml file and then remove the containers by running docker-compose rm -s -f and then run docker-compose up -d again.


When you want to restart the forgejo, do not run docker-compose restart I see that makes some changes to the configuration, so it's better to remove the containers by running docker-compose rm -s -f and then run docker-compose up -d again.


You can use just restart


Is using sqlite3, and is more than enough for personal use.


The data is stored in the forgejo directory and forgejo-runner directory, so you can backup them. The containers are stateless, so it's do not store any data.


You can use just backup <BACKUP NAME>


Justfile will help you to work with the instance, you need to install just CLI then this task will be available for you

Name Description Example Aliases
run Run the instance just run r
stop Stop the instance just stop s
update_patch Update to the latest patch version just update_patch u
restart Restart the instance just restart N/A
backup Backup the instance files just backup forgejo_backup b

How to contribute?

Make issue first to discuss the changes, then make pull request (if the issue is accepted)


The configuration is licensed under the MIT License. See LICENSE file for more information.