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The Unifi-controller Controller software is a powerful, enterprise wireless software engine ideal for high-density client deployments requiring low latency and high uptime performance.

Supported Architectures

Our images support multiple architectures such as x86-64, arm64 and armhf. 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:









Application Setup

The webui is at https://ip:8443, setup with the first run wizard.

For Unifi to adopt other devices, e.g. an Access Point, it is required to change the inform IP address. Because Unifi runs inside Docker by default it uses an IP address not accessible by other devices. To change this go to Settings > System Settings > Controller Configuration and set the Controller Hostname/IP to a hostname or IP address accessible by your devices. Additionally the checkbox "Override inform host with controller hostname/IP" has to be checked, so that devices can connect to the controller during adoption (devices use the inform-endpoint during adoption).

In order to manually adopt a device take these steps:

set-inform http://$address:8080/inform

The default device password is ubnt. $address is the IP address of the host you are running this container on and $AP-IP is the Access Point IP address.


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: unifi-controller
- PUID=1000
- PGID=1000
- MEM_LIMIT=1024M #optional
- MEM_STARTUP=1024M #optional
- <path to data>:/config
- 3478:3478/udp
- 10001:10001/udp
- 8080:8080
- 8443:8443
- 1900:1900/udp #optional
- 8843:8843 #optional
- 8880:8880 #optional
- 6789:6789 #optional
- 5514:5514/udp #optional
restart: unless-stopped

docker run -d \
--name=unifi-controller \
-e PUID=1000 \
-e PGID=1000 \
-e MEM_LIMIT=1024M `#optional` \
-e MEM_STARTUP=1024M `#optional` \
-p 3478:3478/udp \
-p 10001:10001/udp \
-p 8080:8080 \
-p 8443:8443 \
-p 1900:1900/udp `#optional` \
-p 8843:8843 `#optional` \
-p 8880:8880 `#optional` \
-p 6789:6789 `#optional` \
-p 5514:5514/udp `#optional` \
-v <path to data>:/config \
--restart unless-stopped \

Version Tags

This image provides various versions that are available via tags. latest tag provides the latest stable build from Unifi, but if this is a permanent setup you might consider using the LTS tag.




releases from the latest stable branch.


DEPRECATED - releases from the now EOL 5.6.x "LTS Stable" branch.


DEPRECATED - releases from the now EOL 5.9.x branch.


DEPRECATED - releases from the now EOL 5.8.x branch.


DEPRECATED - releases from the now EOL 5.7.x branch.

Common problems

When using a Security Gateway (router) it could be that network connected devices are unable to obtain an ip address. This can be fixed by setting "DHCP Gateway IP", under Settings > Networks > network_name, to a correct (and accessable) ip address.


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)




Unifi STUN port


Required for AP discovery


Required for device communication


Unifi web admin port


Required for Make controller discoverable on L2 network option


Unifi guest portal HTTPS redirect port


Unifi guest portal HTTP redirect port


For mobile throughput test


Remote syslog port

Environment Variables (-e)




for UserID - see below for explanation


for GroupID - see below for explanation


Optionally change the Java memory limit (-Xmx) (default is 1024M).


Optionally change the Java initial memory (-Xms) (default is 1024M).

Volume Mappings (-v)




All Unifi data stored here

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

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 unifi-controller /bin/bash

  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime:

    • docker logs -f unifi-controller

  • Container version number

    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' unifi-controller

  • Image version number

    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}'


  • 11.06.21: - Allow for changing Java initial mem via new optional environment variable.

  • 12.01.21: - Deprecate the LTS tag as Unifi no longer releases LTS stable builds. Existing users can switch to the latest tag. Direct upgrade from 5.6.42 (LTS) to 6.0.42 (latest) tested successfully.

  • 17.07.20: - Rebase 64 bit containers to Bionic and Mongo 3.6.

  • 16.06.20: - Add logrotate.

  • 02.06.20: - Updated port list & descriptions. Moved some ports to optional.

  • 14.11.19: - Changed url for deb package to match new Ubiquity domain.

  • 29.07.19: - Allow for changing Java mem limit via new optional environment variable.

  • 23.03.19: - Switching to new Base images, shift to arm32v7 tag.

  • 10.02.19: - Initial release of new unifi-controller image with new tags and pipeline logic