Firefox docker image
Firefox docker image using Xpra for displaying GUI from container on the host.
Source of the image is hosted on Bitbucket at
If you find any problems, please post an issue at
The built image is located on Docker Hub at
Pull or build
The image is built automatically on Docker hub in repository beli/firefox
and can be pulled using command
docker pull beli/firefox
or if you'd prefer to build it yourself from this repository
docker build -t beli/firefox .
Run the container in the background
docker run -d beli/firefox
find out on which local port was the port 10000 from the container exposed
docker ps -l
and use Xpra on the host to attach to container's GUI
xpra attach tcp:localhost:PORT
PORT with the port number exposed from the container)
If you would like to have a persistent profile used in the container, you can
mount a host directory into
/profile inside the container by adding
-v option to docker run, for example:
docker run -d -v /home/user/firefox_profile:/profile beli/firefox
Simultaneously running multiple containers from the same profile directory is
not recommended, Firefox will not like it.
Similarly, you can do the same for
/downloads directory inside the
Both volumes should have read/write permissions for user ID 1000, under which
is used for starting firefox in the container.