In many places, you can read that Podman is a drop-in replacement for Docker. But is it as easy as it sounds? In this blog, you will start with a production-ready Dockerfile and execute the Podman commands just like you would do when using Docker. Let’s investigate whether this works without any problems!


Podman is a container engine, just as Docker is. Podman, however, is a daemonless container engine, and it runs containers by default as rootless containers. This is more secure than running containers as root. The Docker daemon can also run as a non-root user nowadays.

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