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Snipe-it makes asset management easy. It was built by people solving real-world IT and asset management problems, and a solid UX has always been a top priority. Straightforward design and bulk actions mean getting things done faster.


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

Access the webui at <your-ip>:8080, for more information check out Snipe-it. This container requires a MySQL or MariaDB server to connect to, we reccomend ours

This container also generates an SSL certificate and stores it in

To use your own certificate swap these files with yours. To use SSL forward your port to 443 inside the container IE:

-p 443:443

The application accepts a series of environment variables to further customize itself on boot:

Parameter Function
-e APP_ENV= Default is production but can use testing or develop
-e APP_DEBUG= Set to true to see debugging output in the web UI
-e APP_LOCALE= Default is en set to the language preferred full list here
-e MAIL_PORT_587_TCP_ADDR= SMTP mailserver ip or hostname
-e MAIL_PORT_587_TCP_PORT= SMTP mailserver port
-e MAIL_ENV_FROM_ADDR= The email address mail should be replied to and listed when sent
-e MAIL_ENV_FROM_NAME= The name listed on email sent from the default account on the system
-e MAIL_ENV_ENCRYPTION= Mail encryption to use IE tls
-e MAIL_ENV_USERNAME= SMTP server login username
-e MAIL_ENV_PASSWORD= SMTP server login password

PHP customization

This image uses our NGINX base image all configuration files for PHP and NGINX are located in /config/php. To overide any defaults please modify /config/php/php-local.ini IE for upload size:

upload_max_filesize = 16M
post_max_size = 16M


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: snipe-it
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Etc/UTC
      - APP_URL=http://localhost:8080
      - MYSQL_PORT_3306_TCP_ADDR=
      - MYSQL_PORT_3306_TCP_PORT=
      - MYSQL_USER=
      - /path/to/data:/config
      - 8080:80
    restart: unless-stopped

docker cli (click here for more info)

docker run -d \
  --name=snipe-it \
  -e PUID=1000 \
  -e PGID=1000 \
  -e TZ=Etc/UTC \
  -e APP_URL=http://localhost:8080 \
  -e MYSQL_PORT_3306_TCP_ADDR= \
  -e MYSQL_PORT_3306_TCP_PORT= \
  -e MYSQL_USER= \
  -p 8080:80 \
  -v /path/to/data:/config \
  --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
80 Snipe-IT Web UI

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.
APP_URL=http://localhost:8080 Hostname or IP and port if applicable, be sure to define https/http
MYSQL_PORT_3306_TCP_ADDR= Mysql hostname or IP to use
MYSQL_PORT_3306_TCP_PORT= Mysql port to use
MYSQL_DATABASE= Mysql database to use
MYSQL_USER= Mysql user to use
MYSQL_PASSWORD= Mysql password to use

Volume Mappings (-v)

Volume Function
/config Contains your config files and data storage for Snipe-IT

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 snipe-it /bin/bash
  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime:

    docker logs -f snipe-it
  • Container version number:

    docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' snipe-it
  • 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 snipe-it
  • Update containers:

    • All containers:

      docker-compose up -d
    • Single container:

      docker-compose up -d snipe-it
  • 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 snipe-it
  • Delete the container:

    docker rm snipe-it
  • 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 snipe-it
  • 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-snipe-it
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.


  • 03.07.23: - Deprecate armhf. As announced here
  • 13.04.23: - Move ssl.conf include to default.conf.
  • 13.04.23: - Add php81-pecl-redis for redis support.
  • 28.12.22: - Rebase to Alpine 3.17, migrate to s6v3.
  • 20.08.22: - Rebasing to alpine 3.15 with php8. Restructure nginx configs (see changes announcement).
  • 14.05.22: - Add php7-sodium for v6.
  • 12.04.22: - Don't build development elements.
  • 02.03.22: - Rework init logic, do not show default compose.
  • 29.06.21: - Rebasing to alpine 3.14.
  • 30.04.21: - Rebasing to alpine 3.13, add artisan migrate on spinup.
  • 01.06.20: - Rebasing to alpine 3.12.
  • 19.12.19: - Rebasing to alpine 3.11.
  • 28.06.19: - Rebasing to alpine 3.10.
  • 10.04.19: - Add php deps for V4.7.0, ensure framework directories are available at build time.
  • 10.04.19: - Fix permissions for new bootstrap cache directory.
  • 23.03.19: - Switching to new Base images, shift to arm32v7 tag.
  • 22.02.19: - Rebasing to alpine 3.9.
  • 31.10.18: - Rebasing to alpine 3.8
  • 05.08.18: - Migration to live build server.
  • 13.06.18: - Initial Release.

Last update: November 20, 2023
Created: February 7, 2019