Deploying Drawio

In this tutorial you will learn how to deploy Drawio (formerly Diagramly) which is a free online diagram software.



  • A playground account. Follow the Signup process if you would like to create one.

Deploy the application using the Web UI

To deploy the application, click on the upper left hand corner Catalog icon to open the catalog window.

Catalog summary

Navigate to the Drawio application in the Napptive namespace, select the desired tag and click on Deploy.

Deploy drawio from catalog

In the “Deploy” step screen you can set different elements for the application deployment:

  • a new name for the application to be deployed
  • the target environment, clicking in the available dropdown (at this moment you will only have one with name “default” unless you have created others)
  • the Components configuration using the embedded code editor (it will be preloaded with the defined default values).

deploying drawio in the default environment

Also the new embedded editor allows to reset to default values clicking on the Reset values button, or expand Expand editor / collapse Collapse editor the editor to leverage the space available in the card and focus in the configuration values. Once you finished customizing those elements (you also may leave the default preloaded values), click on the Deploy button on the bottom right corner, confirm clicking on the “Yes, deploy” and in the success screen “close catalog”. Confirm deployment Close catalog

After that, select the application and open the public endpoint.

Open Drawio

Deploy the application using the CLI

To deploy the application with the CLI, first request a list of the catalog using:

playground catalog list napptive

APPLICATION                            NAME
napptive/aurora-files:9.0.1            Aurora Files. Storage platform
napptive/drawio:14.3.0                 Drawio
napptive/drawio:17.2.4                 Drawio
napptive/excalidraw:sha-4bfc5bb        Excalidraw

Copy the application name including the version and execute

playground catalog deploy napptive/drawio:17.2.4

Then get information about the application with:

playground apps info drawio
Target environment: <account>/<environment_name>
drawio    RUNNING

drawio       RUNNING              napptive-ingress

drawio       drawio-<env_id>

And once it is running open the public endpoint either copying the url or using

playground apps open drawio

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