Portainer Business - How to get Started with your Trial

by Portainer team, on Mar 10, 2021 9:48:05 PM

Portainer Business brings  additional features required by organizations, such as quota management, identity and access management and others that I am going to show you in this blog post.

Request a trial license key

  1. Open our website http://portainer.io and click on the Trial Portainer Business button on the top right hand corner.
  2. Fill in the Form:
  3. You will receive your license key in your inbox

Convert Portainer running on Docker

  1. Open a terminal window and log in the machine running Portainer as a super-user root
  2. Run the following commands:
    1. docker stop portainer
    2. docker rm portainer
    3. docker run -d -p 8000:8000 -p 80:9000 --name=portainer --restart=always -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v portainer_data:/data portainer/portainer-ee:latest
  3. Your instance is now updated to Business Edition running on port 9000. Clearing the cache and cookies of your browser might be required before logging Portainer

Convert Portainer running on Kubernetes

Open a terminal window and log in the machine running Portainer as a super-user root # Run the following command: kubectl apply -n portainer -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/portainer/k8s/master/deploy/manifests/portainer/portainer-ee.yaml # This will re-deploy portainer on the same namespace preserving your original configuration

Input your license key

  1. Right after you convert your Portainer instance and login back you will see a window where you need to paste the license key that you got in your inbox:

New Business Features

  • Authentication - Under Settings->Authentication you can now integrate your Portainer instance with:
    • Microsoft AD - Active Directory:


    • In the OAuth the following providers are unlocked:
      • Microsoft
      • Google
      • GitHub


  • Role-based Access Control - In the Users settings the Roles option is unlocked


  • Browse Registries - You can browse registries with the Business Edition:


  • More Kubernetes controls - Several Kubernetes options are unlocked with the Business Edition
    • In the Cluster Setup the options to Restrict access to the default namespace and Allow resource over-commit are unlocked allong with the ability to enable load balancer and storage quotas when creating containers :



      Watch the youtube walk through here:

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