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How do I resolve Docker Machine Agent permission errors?

Issue

While running the docker-compose up command, the Docker container for the Machine Agent is not running. The following permission error is shown.

 

Could not start up the machine agent due to: Failed to get a response from /info using a GET request. The error encountered is: XXXX:XXXXX:XXXX: Permission denied (socket: /run/docker.sock) ​

 

This issue occurs on a default installation when a user other than the root user, or a user outside of the Docker group, is trying to access the socket.

 

 

Solution

To resolve this issue, run the following command in the machine terminal.  

sudo usermod -a -G docker $username

 

Then log out of the account completely, and log back in. 

 

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