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This image is deprecated. We will not offer support for this image and it will not be updated. We recommend our airsonic-advanced image instead:

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Airsonic is a free, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitious access to your music. Use it to share your music with friends, or to listen to your own music while at work. You can stream to multiple players simultaneously, for instance to one player in your kitchen and another in your living room.

Supported Architectures

Our images support multiple architectures such as x86-64, arm64 and armhf. We utilise the docker manifest for multi-platform awareness. More information is available from docker here and our announcement here.

Simply pulling should retrieve the correct image for your arch, but you can also pull specific arch images via tags.

The architectures supported by this image are:

Architecture Tag
x86-64 amd64-latest
arm64 arm64v8-latest
armhf arm32v7-latest

Application Setup

Access WebUI at <your-ip>:4040.

Default user/pass is admin/admin

Extra java options can be passed with the JAVA_OPTS environment variable, eg -e JAVA_OPTS="-Xmx256m -Xms256m". For some reverse proxies, you may need to pass JAVA_OPTS=-Dserver.use-forward-headers=true for airsonic to generate the proper URL schemes.

Note that if you want to use Airsonic's Java jukebox player, then PGID will need to match the group of your sound device (e.g. /dev/snd).


To help you get started creating a container from this image you can either use docker-compose or the docker cli.

version: "2.1"
    container_name: airsonic
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Europe/London
      - CONTEXT_PATH=<URL_BASE> #optional
      - JAVA_OPTS=<options> #optional
      - </path/to/config>:/config
      - </path/to/music>:/music
      - </path/to/playlists>:/playlists
      - </path/to/podcasts>:/podcasts
      - </path/to/other media>:/media #optional
      - 4040:4040
      - /dev/snd:/dev/snd #optional
    restart: unless-stopped

docker cli (click here for more info)

docker run -d \
  --name=airsonic \
  -e PUID=1000 \
  -e PGID=1000 \
  -e TZ=Europe/London \
  -e CONTEXT_PATH=<URL_BASE> `#optional` \
  -e JAVA_OPTS=<options> `#optional` \
  -p 4040:4040 \
  -v </path/to/config>:/config \
  -v </path/to/music>:/music \
  -v </path/to/playlists>:/playlists \
  -v </path/to/podcasts>:/podcasts \
  -v </path/to/other media>:/media `#optional` \
  --device /dev/snd:/dev/snd `#optional` \
  --restart unless-stopped \


Docker images are configured using parameters passed at runtime (such as those above). These parameters are separated by a colon and indicate <external>:<internal> respectively. For example, -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080 outside the container.

Ports (-p)

Parameter Function
4040 WebUI

Environment Variables (-e)

Env Function
PUID=1000 for UserID - see below for explanation
PGID=1000 for GroupID - see below for explanation
TZ=Europe/London Specify a timezone to use EG Europe/London.
CONTEXT_PATH=<URL_BASE> For setting url-base in reverse proxy setups.
JAVA_OPTS=<options> For passing additional java options.

Volume Mappings (-v)

Volume Function
/config Configuration file location.
/music Location of music.
/playlists Location for playlists to be saved to.
/podcasts Location of podcasts.
/media Location of other media.

Device Mappings (--device)

Parameter Function
/dev/snd Only needed to pass your host sound device to Airsonic's Java jukebox player.

Miscellaneous Options

Parameter Function

Environment variables from files (Docker secrets)

You can set any environment variable from a file by using a special prepend FILE__.

As an example:

-e FILE__PASSWORD=/run/secrets/mysecretpassword

Will set the environment variable PASSWORD based on the contents of the /run/secrets/mysecretpassword file.

Umask for running applications

For all of our images we provide the ability to override the default umask settings for services started within the containers using the optional -e UMASK=022 setting. Keep in mind umask is not chmod it subtracts from permissions based on it's value it does not add. Please read up here before asking for support.

User / Group Identifiers

When using 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 any volume directories on the host are owned by the same user you specify and any permissions issues will vanish like magic.

In this instance PUID=1000 and PGID=1000, to find yours use id user as below:

  $ id username
    uid=1000(dockeruser) gid=1000(dockergroup) groups=1000(dockergroup)

Docker Mods

Docker Mods Docker Universal Mods

We publish various Docker Mods to enable additional functionality within the containers. The list of Mods available for this image (if any) as well as universal mods that can be applied to any one of our images can be accessed via the dynamic badges above.

Support Info

  • Shell access whilst the container is running:
  • docker exec -it airsonic /bin/bash
  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime:
  • docker logs -f airsonic
  • Container version number
  • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' airsonic
  • Image version number
  • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}'


  • 13.01.22: - Deprecate in favor of airsonic-advanced.
  • 24.03.19: - Switching to new Base images, shift to arm32v7 tag.
  • 26.01.19: - Add pipeline logic and multi arch.
  • 05.01.19: - Linting fixes.
  • 27.08.18: - Use new inhouse java baseimage for quicker builds.
  • 23.08.18: - Rebase to ubuntu bionic for increased performance across all arch's.
  • 22.04.18: - Add the forgotten JAVA_OPTS to the run command.
  • 29.12.17: - Initial Release.