Demo Instance

Mozilla used to maintain a demo instance of MozDef, however it’s currently offline. Best bet for demo is to clone the repo and use the docker containers to stand up a local instance for yourself. There are some scripts in the folder to send sample events into a local docker instance that will generate alerts, attackers, etc and give you a feel for the flow.

First; set up your docker environment with some tweaks to avoid some common pitfalls:

  1. Allocate it at least 4GB of memory
  2. Use the aufs filesystem driver ( to avoid issues unpacking tar files on overlayfs)

Once you’ve done that, here’s how to make MozDef go using the provided docker compose files:

  1. Pull the repo: git clone
  2. Run the containers:
docker-compose -f docker/compose/docker-compose.yml -p mozdef up
  1. Firefox yourself to http://localhost to see the main UI (when the container starts)
  2. Login using a locally created account (click login, create and choose a username/password)