Pydio-cells is the nextgen file sharing platform for organizations. It is a full rewrite of the Pydio project using the Go language following a micro-service architecture.

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>
arm32v7-<version tag>

Application Setup

You must first create a mysql database for Pydio Cells. Using our mariadb image is recommended.
Then access the web gui setup wizard at https://SERVER_IP:8080 if accessing locally (must set SERVER_IP env var), or at if reverse proxying.

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.
version: "2.1"
container_name: pydio-cells
hostname: pydio-cells
- PUID=1000
- PGID=1000
- TZ=Etc/UTC
- EXTERNALURL=yourdomain.url
- SERVER_IP= #optional
- /path/to/appdata/config:/config
- 8080:8080
- 33060:33060 #optional
restart: unless-stopped
docker run -d \
--name=pydio-cells \
--hostname=pydio-cells \
-e PUID=1000 \
-e PGID=1000 \
-e TZ=Etc/UTC \
-e EXTERNALURL=yourdomain.url \
-e SERVER_IP= `#optional` \
-p 8080:8080 \
-p 33060:33060 `#optional` \
-v /path/to/appdata/config:/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)

Http port
gRPC port (required for CellsSync).

Environment Variables (-e)

for UserID - see below for explanation
for GroupID - see below for explanation
specify a timezone to use, see this list.
The external url you would like to use to access Pydio Cells (Can be https://domain.url or https://IP:PORT).
Enter the LAN IP of the docker server. Required for local access by IP, added to self signed cert as SAN (not required if accessing only through reverse proxy).

Volume Mappings (-v)

All the config files reside here.

Miscellaneous Options

Pydio Cells uses the hostname to verify local files. This setting is required and should not be changed after it has been set.

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


  • 01.12.22: - Rebasing to alpine 3.17. Adding multi-arch support. Updating cli arguments for v4 compatibility.
  • 19.10.22: - Rebasing to alpine 3.16. Upgrading to s6v3. Updating build instructions for v4.
  • 19.09.22: - Rebasing to alpine 3.15.
  • 23.01.21: - Rebasing to alpine 3.13.
  • 01.06.20: - Rebasing to alpine 3.12.
  • 18.04.20: - Switch to https as default (only affects new installs). Add self signed cert, add SERVER_IP var for adding to cert as SAN. Add optional gRPC port mapping for CellsSync.
  • 17.04.20: - Update compile options, previous release was broken for new installs.
  • 19.12.19: - Rebasing to alpine 3.11.
  • 12.12.19: - Initial Release