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XM Cloud Play! Summit demo

Thu Nov 03 2022 • ☕️ 2 min read • you like my writing? Buy me a coffee

In my post Running the XM Cloud SXA Starter on your local machine I showed how you can experiment with XM Cloud on you local machine using Docker containers, without having access to an organization in the Sitecore Cloud portal. Good to have a glimpse to that post before continuing here so you know what to expect. Although the setup of the Play! Summit demo app is even easier!

Next to the repository I used in the above post (the SXA Starter template repository), there is also the Play! Summit for XM Cloud repository.

If you check out this repo on your Windows machine:

git clone

Then execute cd Sitecore.Demo.XmCloud.PlaySummit to go to the new created folder, and in this folder execute the following command in a terminal window with Administrator rights:

.\init.ps1 -InitEnv -LicenseXmlPath "C:\license\license.xml" -AdminPassword "b"

You are ready to start the Docker containers using the command .\up.ps1.

I (almost always) get the error:


But running .\up.ps1 again is in most cases enough to get the containers running correctly.

The .\up.ps1 script is really smart, it pushes all serialized items to the CM environment, so no manual configuration of a tenant and site is not required to get the site running.

After some waiting you are presented with the website running on https://www.xmcloudcm.localhost/:

Play! Summit demo website

Navigate to https://cm.xmcloudcm.localhost/sitecore/shell/sitecore/client/applications/launchpad to see the XM Cloud launch pad.


Note that we can’t edit the page in the Pages editor, as explained in the post The XM Cloud container - don’t fiddle (too much) with it….

It could be that you get an authenticationm error on Docker Hub, then run docker login to authenticate to Create an account if you don’t have one yet.

Happing hacking with XM Cloud Play! Summit on your local machine!

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2021-2024 Sitecore Technology MVP