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ARMHF based image of qbittorrent
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The qBittorrent project aims to provide an open-source software alternative to µTorrent.
qBittorrent is based on the Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar library.


docker create \
  --name=qbittorrent \
  -v <path to config>:/config \
  -v <path to downloads>:/downloads \
  -e PGID=<gid> -e PUID=<uid>  \
  -e UMASK_SET=<022> \
  -e WEBUI_PORT=<8080> \
  -e TZ=<timezone> \
  -p 6881:6881 \
  -p 6881:6881/udp \
  -p 8080:8080 \


The parameters are split into two halves, separated by a colon, the left hand side representing the host and the right the container side. For example with a port -p external:internal - what this shows is the port mapping from internal to external of the container. So -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080 http://192.168.x.x:8080 would show you what's running INSIDE the container on port 80.

  • -p 6881 - the port(s)
  • -p 6881/udp - the port(s)
  • -p 8080 - webui port
  • -v /config - where qbittorrent should store its config files
  • -v /downloads - path to downloads
  • -e PGID for GroupID - see below for explanation
  • -e PUID for UserID - see below for explanation
  • -e UMASK_SET for umask setting of qbittorrent, optional , default if left unset is 022.
  • -e WEBUI_PORT for changing the port of the webui, see below for explanation
  • -e TZ for timezone information, eg Europe/London

It is based on alpine linux with s6 overlay, for shell access whilst the container is running do docker exec -it qbittorrent /bin/bash.

WEBUI_PORT variable

Due to issues with CSRF and port mapping, should you require to alter the port for the webui you need to change both sides of the -p 8080 switch AND set the WEBUI_PORT variable to the new port.

For example, to set the port to 8090 you need to set -p 8090:8090 and -e WEBUI_PORT=8090

This should alleviate the "white screen" issue.

User / Group Identifiers

Sometimes when using data volumes (-v flags) permissions issues can arise between the host OS and the container. We avoid this issue by allowing you to specify the user PUID and group PGID. Ensure the data volume directory on the host is owned by the same user you specify and it will "just work" ™.

In this instance PUID=1001 and PGID=1001. To find yours use id user as below:

  $ id <dockeruser>
    uid=1001(dockeruser) gid=1001(dockergroup) groups=1001(dockergroup)

Setting up the application


The webui is at <your-ip>:8080 and the default username/password is admin/adminadmin.

Change username/password via the webui in the webui section of settings.


  • Shell access whilst the container is running: docker exec -it qbittorrent /bin/bash
  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime: docker logs -f qbittorrent

  • container version number

docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' qbittorrent

  • image version number

docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' lsioarmhf/qbittorrent


  • 02.03.18: Bump qbitorrent to 4.0.4 and libtorrent to 1.1.6.
  • 02.01.18: Deprecate cpu_core routine lack of scaling.
  • 20.12.17: Rebase to alpine 3.7.
  • 01.12.17: Update to v4.
  • 16.09.17: Bump to 3.3.16, Add WEBUI_PORT variable and notes to README to allow changing port of webui.
  • 01.08.17: Add unrar package.
  • 13.07.17: Bump version to 3.3.13 and use compile instructions from qbittorrent wiki for libtorrent.
  • 30.05.17: Rebase to alpine 3.6.
  • 19.05.17: Initial Release.
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