The Qbittorrent project aims to provide an open-source software alternative to µTorrent. qBittorrent is based on the Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar library.

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>

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.
Stable qbittorrent releases
Static qbittorrent builds using libtorrent v1
## Application Setup
The webui is at <your-ip>:8080 and the default username/password is admin/adminadmin.
Change username/password via the webui in the webui section of settings.

WEBUI_PORT variable

Due to issues with CSRF and port mapping, should you require to alter the port for the webui you need to change both sides of the -p 8080 switch AND set the WEBUI_PORT variable to the new port.
For example, to set the port to 8090 you need to set -p 8090:8090 and -e WEBUI_PORT=8090
This should alleviate the "white screen" issue.
If you have no webui , check the file /config/qBittorrent/qBittorrent.conf
edit or add the following lines
If you are running a very old (3.x) kernel you may run into this issue which can be worked around using this method


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: qbittorrent
- PUID=1000
- PGID=1000
- TZ=Etc/UTC
- /path/to/appdata/config:/config
- /path/to/downloads:/downloads
- 8080:8080
- 6881:6881
- 6881:6881/udp
restart: unless-stopped
docker run -d \
--name=qbittorrent \
-e PUID=1000 \
-e PGID=1000 \
-e TZ=Etc/UTC \
-e WEBUI_PORT=8080 \
-p 8080:8080 \
-p 6881:6881 \
-p 6881:6881/udp \
-v /path/to/appdata/config:/config \
-v /path/to/downloads:/downloads \
--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)

tcp connection port
udp connection port

Environment Variables (-e)

for UserID - see below for explanation
for GroupID - see below for explanation
specify a timezone to use, see this list.
for changing the port of the webui, see below for explanation

Volume Mappings (-v)

Contains all relevant configuration files.
Location of downloads on disk.

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


  • 10.08.23: - Bump unrar to 6.2.10.
  • 17.06.23: - Deprecate armhf as per
  • 10.06.23: - Bump unrar to 6.2.8.
  • 23.02.23: - Add qt6-qtbase-sqlite to support SQLite database for resume files.
  • 29.11.22: - Add openssl1.1-compat for qbittorrent-cli.
  • 31.10.22: - Add libtorrentv1 branch.
  • 31.08.22: - Rebase to Alpine Edge again to follow latest releases.
  • 12.08.22: - Bump unrar to 6.1.7.
  • 16.06.22: - Rebase to Alpine 3.16 from edge.
  • 25.05.22: - Fetch qbitorrent-cli from upstream repo.
  • 02.03.22: - Add unrar, 7zip, and qbitorrent-cli.
  • 01.03.22: - Add python for search plugin support.
  • 23.02.22: - Rebase to Alpine Edge, install from Alpine repos.
  • 19.02.22: - Add jq to build-stage
  • 07.01.22: - Rebase to Alpine, build from source.
  • 06.01.22: - Deprecate unstable branch.
  • 10.02.21: - Rebase to focal.
  • 20.01.21: - Deprecate UMASK_SET in favor of UMASK in baseimage, see above for more information.
  • 12.11.20: - Stop creating /config/data directory on startup
  • 03.04.20: - Fix adding search engine plugin
  • 02.08.19: - Add qbitorrent-cli for processing scripts.
  • 23.03.19: - Switching to new Base images, shift to arm32v7 tag.
  • 14.01.19: - Rebase to Ubuntu, add multi arch and pipeline logic.
  • 25.09.18: - Use buildstage type build, bump qbitorrent to 4.1.3.
  • 14.08.18: - Rebase to alpine 3.8, bump libtorrent to 1.1.9 and qbitorrent to 4.1.2.
  • 08.06.18: - Bump qbitorrent to 4.1.1.
  • 26.04.18: - Bump libtorrent to 1.1.7.
  • 02.03.18: - Bump qbitorrent to 4.0.4 and libtorrent to 1.1.6.
  • 02.01.18: - Deprecate cpu_core routine lack of scaling.
  • 19.12.17: - Update to v4.0.3.
  • 09.02.17: - Rebase to alpine 3.7
  • 01.12.17: - Update to v4.0.2.
  • 27.11.17: - Update to v4 and use cpu_core routine to speed up builds.
  • 16.09.17: - Bump to 3.3.16, Add WEBUI_PORT variable and notes to README to allow changing port of webui.
  • 01.08.17: - Initial Release.
  • 12.02.18: - Initial Release.