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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:
amd64-<version tag>
arm64v8-<version tag>

Application Setup

HedgeDoc web interface can be accessed http://${IP}:3000/, if you want to use a custom domain or anything besides port 3000 you will need to leverage their env settings for callbacks: (specifically for CMD_DOMAIN, CMD_PORT and CMD_URL_ADDPORT)
For convience we provide a working example using Mysql as a backend in this document, if you do not wish to use our custom environment values or a Mysql database backend feel free to leverage any of the settings laid out in the link above.
To run behind a reverse proxy we have a preconfigured config using docker networking included in our SWAG image and you can read how to use this in the Reverse Proxy Confs repository


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: hedgedoc
- PUID=1000
- PGID=1000
- TZ=Etc/UTC
- "DB_HOST=<hostname or ip>"
- DB_PORT=3306
- DB_USER=hedgedoc
- "DB_PASS=<secret password>"
- DB_NAME=hedgedoc
- CMD_DOMAIN=localhost
- CMD_URL_ADDPORT=false #optional
- CMD_PROTOCOL_USESSL=false #optional
- CMD_PORT=3000 #optional
- CMD_ALLOW_ORIGIN=['localhost'] #optional
- /path/to/appdata:/config
- 3000:3000
restart: unless-stopped
docker run -d \
--name=hedgedoc \
-e PUID=1000 \
-e PGID=1000 \
-e TZ=Etc/UTC \
-e DB_HOST="<hostname or ip>" \
-e DB_PORT=3306 \
-e DB_USER=hedgedoc \
-e DB_PASS="<secret password>" \
-e DB_NAME=hedgedoc \
-e CMD_DOMAIN=localhost \
-e CMD_URL_ADDPORT=false `#optional` \
-e CMD_PROTOCOL_USESSL=false `#optional` \
-e CMD_PORT=3000 `#optional` \
-e CMD_ALLOW_ORIGIN=['localhost'] `#optional` \
-p 3000:3000 \
-v /path/to/appdata:/config \
--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)

Web gui port (internal port also needs to be changed if accessing at port other than 80, 443 and 3000).

Environment Variables (-e)

for UserID - see below for explanation
for GroupID - see below for explanation
specify a timezone to use, see this list.
DB_HOST=<hostname or ip>
Host address of mysql database
Port to access mysql database default is 3306
Database user
DB_PASS=<secret password>
Database password
Database name
The address the gui will be accessed at (ie. or
Set to true if using a port other than 80 or 443.
Set to true if accessing over https via reverse proxy.
If you wish to access hedgedoc at a port different than 80, 443 or 3000, you need to set this to that port (ie. CMD_PORT=5000) and change the port mapping accordingly (5000:5000).
Comma-separated list of allowed hostnames

Volume Mappings (-v)

HedgeDoc config and configurable files

Miscellaneous Options

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

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 hedgedoc /bin/bash
  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime:
    • docker logs -f hedgedoc
  • Container version number
    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' hedgedoc
  • Image version number
    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}'


  • 18.06.23: - Rebase to Alpine 3.18, deprecate armhf as per
  • 02.11.22: - Rebase to Alpine 3.16, migrate to s6v3.
  • 10.04.22: - Use python3 to build node sqlite3.
  • 10.02.22: - Rebase to Alpine 3.15.
  • 09.02.22: - Add optional var CMD_PORT that is needed for accessing at port other than 80, 443 and 3000.
  • 09.12.21: - Add optional var CMD_PROTOCOL_USESSL that is needed for reverse proxy.
  • 07.12.21: - Rebase to ubuntu focal. Update to node 16. Make sure uploads are persistent.
  • 15.10.21: - Add required env var CMD_DOMAIN.
  • 05.05.21: - Remove symlinking some folders from config to /opt/hedgedoc/public.
  • 03.05.21: - Remove deprecated sequalizerc step.
  • 22.12.20: - Initial release