Archivematica 1.15.1 is an old release, and the documentation is in maintenance mode.

Development environment

Archivematica’s development environment and workflows are based on Docker Compose, a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications.


Docker Compose can be used in production environments, but installing Archivematica using Docker is not officially supported for production deployments. When installing for production, Archivematica can be installed using packages or Ansible scripts in either Rocky Linux/Red Hat or Ubuntu.

For the latest information on Archivematica’s development workflow based on Docker and Docker Compose, visit the hack directory under the Archivematica repository.