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Kasm Workspaces is a docker container streaming platform for delivering browser-based access to desktops, applications, and web services. Kasm uses devops-enabled Containerized Desktop Infrastructure (CDI) to create on-demand, disposable, docker containers that are accessible via web browser. Example use-cases include Remote Browser Isolation (RBI), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Desktop as a Service (DaaS), Secure Remote Access Services (RAS), and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) collections.

The rendering of the graphical-based containers is powered by the open-source project KasmVNC.


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>

Version Tags

This image provides various versions that are available via tags. Please read the descriptions carefully and exercise caution when using unstable or development tags.

Tag Available Description
latest Stable Kasm releases
develop Tip of develop

Application Setup

This container uses Docker in Docker and requires being run in privileged mode. This container also requires an initial setup that runs on port 3000.

Unlike other containers the web interface port (default 443) needs to be set for the env variable KASM_PORT and both the inside and outside port IE for 4443 KASM_PORT=4443 -p 4443:4443

Unraid users due to the DinD storage layer /opt/ should be mounted directly to a disk IE /mnt/disk1/appdata/path or optimally with a cache disk at /mnt/cache/appdata/path

Access the installation wizard at https://your ip:3000 and follow the instructions there. Once setup is complete access https://your ip:443 and login with the credentials you entered during setup. The default users are:

  • admin@kasm.local
  • user@kasm.local

Currently Synology systems are not supported due to them blocking CPU scheduling in their Kernel.

GPU Support

During installation an option will be presented to force all Workspace containers to mount in and use a specific GPU. If using an NVIDIA GPU you will need to pass -e NVIDIA_VISIBLE_DEVICES=all or --gpus all and have the NVIDIA Container Runtime installed on the host. Also if using NVIDIA, Kasm Workspaces has native NVIDIA support so you can optionally opt to simply use that instead of he manual override during installation.

Gamepad support

In order to properly create virtual Gamepads you will need to mount from your host /dev/input and /run/udev/data. Please see HERE for instructions on enabling gamepad support.

Persistant profiles

In order to use persistant profiles in Workspaces you will need to mount in a folder to use from your host to /profiles. From there when configuring a workspace you can set the Persistant Profile Path to IE /profiles/ubuntu-focal/{username}/, more infomation can be found HERE.

Reverse proxy

A sample for SWAG can be found here. Post installation you will need to modify the "Proxy Port" setting under the default zone to 0 as outlined here to launch Workspaces sessions.

Strict reverse proxies

This image uses a self-signed certificate by default. This naturally means the scheme is https. If you are using a reverse proxy which validates certificates, you need to disable this check for the container.


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

    container_name: kasm
    privileged: true
      - KASM_PORT=443
      - DOCKER_HUB_USERNAME=USER #optional
      - DOCKER_HUB_PASSWORD=PASS #optional
      - DOCKER_MTU=1500 #optional
      - /path/to/data:/opt
      - /path/to/profiles:/profiles #optional
      - /dev/input:/dev/input #optional
      - /run/udev/data:/run/udev/data #optional
      - 3000:3000
      - 443:443
    restart: unless-stopped

docker cli (click here for more info)

docker run -d \
  --name=kasm \
  --privileged \
  -e KASM_PORT=443 \
  -e DOCKER_HUB_USERNAME=USER `#optional` \
  -e DOCKER_HUB_PASSWORD=PASS `#optional` \
  -e DOCKER_MTU=1500 `#optional` \
  -p 3000:3000 \
  -p 443:443 \
  -v /path/to/data:/opt \
  -v /path/to/profiles:/profiles `#optional` \
  -v /dev/input:/dev/input `#optional` \
  -v /run/udev/data:/run/udev/data `#optional` \
  --restart unless-stopped \


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
3000 Kasm Installation wizard. (https)
443 Kasm Workspaces interface. (https)

Environment Variables (-e)

Env Function
KASM_PORT=443 Specify the port you bind to the outside for Kasm Workspaces.
DOCKER_HUB_USERNAME=USER Optionally specify a DockerHub Username to pull private images.
DOCKER_HUB_PASSWORD=PASS Optionally specify a DockerHub password to pull private images.
DOCKER_MTU=1500 Optionally specify the mtu options passed to dockerd.

Volume Mappings (-v)

Volume Function
/opt Docker and installation storage.
/profiles Optionally specify a path for persistent profile storage.
/dev/input Optional for gamepad support.
/run/udev/data Optional for gamepad support.

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.

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

    docker logs -f kasm
  • Container version number:

    docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' kasm
  • 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 (noted in the relevant, 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 kasm
  • Update containers:

    • All containers:

      docker-compose up -d
    • Single container:

      docker-compose up -d kasm
  • 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 kasm
  • Delete the container:

    docker rm kasm
  • 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

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-kasm
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.


  • 16.02.24: - Update base image for 1.15.0 release.
  • 22.08.23: - Update base image for 1.14.0 release.
  • 07.04.23: - Add mod layer for ingesting LSIO images for 1.13.0 release.
  • 28.03.23: - Pin compose to 2.5.0 to be in sync with upstream requirements.
  • 05.11.22: - Rebase to Jammy, add support for GPUs, add support for Gamepads.
  • 23.09.22: - Migrate to s6v3.
  • 02.07.22: - Initial Release.