1 Requirement and task list

1. We require one UBUNTU system

2. Install DOCKER


4. Create the BIZ folder to execute the docker-compose.yml file

5. Start the WhatsApp Business API Client :

6. The above file will be having the MYSQL DB, WEB APP container, and CORE APP container.

7. Verify Containers Are Running.

8. Perform a Health Check

9. Register the WhatsApp Business API Client

10. Perform a Second Health Check

First go to https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads and download the virtualbox and install it on your computer 

Now go to  https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop and download this iso file for linux ubuntu
The installation part will guide you through all the necessary needs, make sure to allot minimum 3 to 4 gb of ram and a minimum 10 GB or Disk space to your virtual machine to work smoothly.

Start your virtual machine, and make sure to connect it through the internet.

Then go to your terminal and run this command 

1.    sudo apt install python3-venv (what is venv ?)
Virtualenv is a tool used to create an isolated Python environment. This environment has its own installation directories that doesn’t share libraries with other virtualenv environments (and optionally doesn’t access the globally installed libraries either).

2 python3 -m venv my-project-env

3 source my-project-env/bin/activate

After this all we’ll install docker in our VM.

First we are going to uninstall old versions by using below command

sudo apt-get remove docker docker-engine docker.io containerd runc

2 Now we’ll install it using the repository

1 sudo apt-get update

2 curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | sudo apt-key add – 

(if you get any error like command curl not found make sure to install curl first using this command  sudo apt-get install curl )

Then again run the above command for docker installation 

  • sudo apt-key fingerprint 0EBFCD88 (set the fingerprint)
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io
  • apt-cache madison docker-ce
  • sudo apt-get install docker-ce=<VERSION_STRING> docker-ce-cli=<VERSION_STRING> containerd.io

Verify that Docker Engine is installed correctly by running the hello-world image.

  • sudo docker run hello-world



  • sudo groupadd docker
  • sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
  • newgrp docker
  • docker run hello-world
  • Reboot


First un-install the old versions of Docker-Compose

sudo rm /usr/local/bin/docker-composr


pip uninstall docker-compose

Run this command to download the current stable release of Docker Compose

  • sudo curl -L “https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.27.4/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)” -o
  • /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
  • sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
  • sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/docker-compose /usr/bin/docker-compose
  • docker-compose –version

Check docker version after restart by docker version

also check docker-compose version 

now to go to this website


and follow the Initial Setup of the WhatsApp Business API Client

 Step 1 create a biz directory/folder for the setup 

 mkdir ~/biz;

 cd ~/biz


click on docker-compose.yml and copy the entire text from the document and create a text file inside your biz folder and paste it then save it as docker-compose.yml

same with the db.env, this time name it as db.env

check the latest version of whatsapp  business api

run these commands inside your biz folder 

export WA_API_VERSION=”2.31.5″

docker-compose up -d

now you can see or check the changes in the files inside your biz folder (whatsapp version or mysql codes)

docker-compose ps (By default, the web app container will be running on port 9090 and the database container will be running on port 33060)

now it’s time for the health check first you need to download postman (recommended using terminal version)

Click on Link and clone the project on your computer and (if downloaded zip extract it anywhere )


now open your postman and click on the import tab and upload the collection.json and environment.json from the WhatsApp-Business-API-Postman-Collection which you just clone or downloaded from Github

follow the guide in this url https://developers.facebook.com/docs/whatsapp/guides/postman

make sure to turn off the ssl certification off

Now you need to edit the environment variable by clicking on the eye button on the right upper corner 

In the Environment Variable tab
Change the adminusername to admin admin

And AdminPassword to secret secret 

Now login As admin by passing a <newpassword> in the request body

Get the access token and set it on the environment variable 

Now create a user and set a password in the request body 
Get the access token and set it on the environment variable 

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