In this (small) second part, we’ll set up Traefik Web UI on its own sub domain with a basic HTTP authentication.

Basic dashboard

In the traefik.toml we add the following just before the [entryPoints] label:

# Port for the status page
address = ":8080"

We also need to map the port 8080 in the docker-compose.yml so you have to add this line in the ports section:

- 8080:8080

Now we can access Traefik Web UI at It will look like this:

Traefik’s dashboard

Let’s add a sub domain

Now we need to modify the docker-compose.yml in order to redirect to a sub domain. The only thing we are going to add is the Docker labels:

  • "traefik.enabled=true"
  • "traefik.backend=dashboard"
  • ""
  • "traefik.port=8080"

Moreover, we don’t need to map the port 8080 since we will not access the dashboard through this port.

So our file will look like this:

version: '2'
    image: traefik
    command: --web --docker
      - "80:80"
      - "443:443"
    restart: always
      - "traefik.enabled=true"
      - "traefik.backend=dashboard"
      - ""
      - "traefik.port=8080"
      - "/var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock" 
      - "./traefik.toml:/traefik.toml"
      - "./acme.json:/acme.json"
      - default 

Now you can access your dashboard through the desired URL!

A basic HTTP authentication

If you need to protect your application with a user/password authentication, Traefik can do it for you. Again it’s configurable via the Docker labels of the service: traefik.frontend.auth.basic=user:passwordHash You can get the hash with the htpasswd command like this

$ htpasswd -nB user
New password:
Re-type new password:

When you add the hash in the docker-compose.yml you must escape the $ character with another $. In this case we will have : traefik.frontend.auth.basic=user:$$2y$$05$$NiscFUPxmLub5vW1gL6cF.4R1ElHKeMgBQKNPIY.1V.CW802nXhwG. Your application will then be protected by a user/password authentication.

You can now easily access your public and private Docker applications through different sub domains.