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Domoticz is a Home Automation System that lets you monitor and configure various devices like: Lights, Switches, various sensors/meters like Temperature, Rain, Wind, UV, Electra, Gas, Water and much more. Notifications/Alerts can be sent to any mobile device.


Supported Architectures

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 Available Tag
x86-64 amd64-<version tag>
arm64 arm64v8-<version tag>

Application Setup

To configure Domoticz, go to the IP of your docker host on the port you configured (default 8080), and add your hardware in Setup > Hardware. The user manual is available at


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: domoticz
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Etc/UTC
      - WEBROOT=domoticz #optional
      - "DBASE=<path to database>" #optional
      - /path/to/data:/config
      - 8080:8080
      - 6144:6144
      - 1443:1443
      - path to device:path to device
    restart: unless-stopped

docker cli (click here for more info)

docker run -d \
  --name=domoticz \
  -e PUID=1000 \
  -e PGID=1000 \
  -e TZ=Etc/UTC \
  -e WEBROOT=domoticz `#optional` \
  -e DBASE="<path to database>" `#optional` \
  -p 8080:8080 \
  -p 6144:6144 \
  -p 1443:1443 \
  -v /path/to/data:/config \
  --device path to device:path to device \
  --restart unless-stopped \

Passing Through USB Devices

To get full use of Domoticz, you probably have a USB device you want to pass through. To figure out which device to pass through, you have to connect the device and look in dmesg for the device node created. Issue the command 'dmesg | tail' after you connected your device and you should see something like below.

usb 1-1.2: new full-speed USB device number 7 using ehci-pci
ftdi_sio 1-1.2:1.0: FTDI USB Serial Device converter detected
usb 1-1.2: Detected FT232RL
usb 1-1.2: FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to ttyUSB0
As you can see above, the device node created is ttyUSB0. It does not say where, but it's almost always in /dev/. The correct tag for passing through this USB device is '--device /dev/ttyUSB0:/dev/ttyUSB0'


Containers 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
8080 WebUI
6144 Domoticz communication port.
1443 Domoticz communication port.

Environment Variables (-e)

Env Function
PUID=1000 for UserID - see below for explanation
PGID=1000 for GroupID - see below for explanation
TZ=Etc/UTC specify a timezone to use, see this list.
WEBROOT=domoticz Sets webroot to domoticz for usage with subfolder reverse proxy. Not needed unless reverse proxying.
DBASE=<path to database> Sets path to database. Do not set unless you know what this does.

Volume Mappings (-v)

Volume Function
/config Where Domoticz stores config files and data.

Device Mappings (--device)

Parameter Function
path to device For passing through USB devices.

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__MYVAR=/run/secrets/mysecretvariable

Will set the environment variable MYVAR based on the contents of the /run/secrets/mysecretvariable 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 your_user as below:

id your_user

Example output:

uid=1000(your_user) gid=1000(your_user) groups=1000(your_user)

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 domoticz /bin/bash
  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime:

    docker logs -f domoticz
  • Container version number:

    docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' domoticz
  • Image version number:

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

Updating Info

Most of our images are static, versioned, and require an image update and container recreation to update the app inside. With some exceptions (ie. nextcloud, plex), we do not recommend or support updating apps inside the container. Please consult the Application Setup section above to see if it is recommended for the image.

Below are the instructions for updating containers:

Via Docker Compose

  • Update images:

    • All images:

      docker-compose pull
    • Single image:

      docker-compose pull domoticz
  • Update containers:

    • All containers:

      docker-compose up -d
    • Single container:

      docker-compose up -d domoticz
  • You can also remove the old dangling images:

    docker image prune

Via Docker Run

  • Update the image:

    docker pull
  • Stop the running container:

    docker stop domoticz
  • Delete the container:

    docker rm domoticz
  • Recreate a new container with the same docker run parameters as instructed above (if mapped correctly to a host folder, your /config folder and settings will be preserved)

  • You can also remove the old dangling images:

    docker image prune

Via Watchtower auto-updater (only use if you don't remember the original parameters)

  • Pull the latest image at its tag and replace it with the same env variables in one run:

    docker run --rm \
      -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
      containrrr/watchtower \
      --run-once domoticz
  • You can also remove the old dangling images: docker image prune


We do not endorse the use of Watchtower as a solution to automated updates of existing Docker containers. In fact we generally discourage automated updates. However, this is a useful tool for one-time manual updates of containers where you have forgotten the original parameters. In the long term, we highly recommend using Docker Compose.

Image Update Notifications - Diun (Docker Image Update Notifier)


We recommend Diun for update notifications. Other tools that automatically update containers unattended are not recommended or supported.

Building locally

If you want to make local modifications to these images for development purposes or just to customize the logic:

git clone
cd docker-domoticz
docker build \
  --no-cache \
  --pull \
  -t .

The ARM variants can be built on x86_64 hardware using multiarch/qemu-user-static

docker run --rm --privileged multiarch/qemu-user-static:register --reset

Once registered you can define the dockerfile to use with -f Dockerfile.aarch64.


  • 29.11.23: - Deprecate.
  • 06.07.23: - Deprecate armhf. As announced here
  • 20.02.23: - Migrate to s6v3.
  • 15.10.22: - Remove deprecated legacy stable branches.
  • 05.02.22: - Set default webroot to /. Add env. variable for setting custom databas path.
  • 26.12.20: - Rebase to Ubuntu Focal, see here for troubleshooting armhf.
  • 24.11.19: - Change to using domoticz builtin Lua and MQTT.
  • 03.11.19: - Set capabilities for domoticz binary and move cmake from edge repo.
  • 28.06.19: - Rebasing to alpine 3.10. Add iputils for ping. Fix typo in readme. Fix permissions for custom icons.
  • 12.05.19: - Add boost dependencies and turn off static boost build. Bump to Alpine 3.9.
  • 30.03.19: - Add env variable to set webroot.
  • 23.03.19: - Switching to new Base images, shift to arm32v7 tag.
  • 19.02.19: - Fix branch for version logic.
  • 11.02.19: - Add pipeline logic and multi arch.
  • 02.07.18: - Add openssh package.
  • 01.07.18: - Fix backup/restore in webgui.
  • 03.04.18: - Add dependencies for BroadlinkRM2 plugin.
  • 20.01.18: - Move telldus core to repo to prevent build fail when source site goes down.
  • 18.01.18: - Remove logging to syslog in the run command to prevent double logging.
  • 04.01.18: - Deprecate cpu_core routine lack of scaling.
  • 08.12.17: - Rebase to alpine 3.7.
  • 26.11.17: - Use cpu core counting routine to speed up build time.
  • 28.05.17: - Rebase to alpine 3.6.
  • 26.02.17: - Add curl and replace openssl with libressl.
  • 11.02.17: - Update README.
  • 03.01.17: - Initial Release.