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How to resolve Docker Machine Agent permission error

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.



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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