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Bitnami Object Storage Client based on MinIO®

What is Bitnami Object Storage Client based on MinIO®?

MinIO® Client is a Golang CLI tool that offers alternatives for ls, cp, mkdir, diff, and rsync commands for filesystems and object storage systems.

Overview of Bitnami Object Storage Client based on MinIO®

Disclaimer: All software products, projects and company names are trademark(TM) or registered(R) trademarks of their respective holders, and use of them does not imply any affiliation or endorsement. This software is licensed to you subject to one or more open source licenses and VMware provides the software on an AS-IS basis. MinIO(R) is a registered trademark of the MinIO, Inc in the US and other countries. Bitnami is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with MinIO Inc. MinIO(R) is licensed under GNU AGPL v3.0.


$ docker run --name minio-client bitnami/minio-client:latest

Docker Compose

$ curl -sSL > docker-compose.yml
$ docker-compose up -d

Why use Bitnami Images?

  • Bitnami closely tracks upstream source changes and promptly publishes new versions of this image using our automated systems.
  • With Bitnami images the latest bug fixes and features are available as soon as possible.
  • Bitnami containers, virtual machines and cloud images use the same components and configuration approach - making it easy to switch between formats based on your project needs.
  • All our images are based on minideb a minimalist Debian based container image which gives you a small base container image and the familiarity of a leading Linux distribution.
  • All Bitnami images available in Docker Hub are signed with Docker Content Trust (DCT). You can use DOCKER_CONTENT_TRUST=1 to verify the integrity of the images.
  • Bitnami container images are released daily with the latest distribution packages available.

Why use a non-root container?

Non-root container images add an extra layer of security and are generally recommended for production environments. However, because they run as a non-root user, privileged tasks are typically off-limits. Learn more about non-root containers in our docs.

Supported tags and respective Dockerfile links

Learn more about the Bitnami tagging policy and the difference between rolling tags and immutable tags in our documentation page.

Subscribe to project updates by watching the bitnami/minio-client GitHub repo.

Get this image

The recommended way to get the Bitnami MinIO(R) Client Docker Image is to pull the prebuilt image from the Docker Hub Registry.

$ docker pull bitnami/minio-client:latest

To use a specific version, you can pull a versioned tag. You can view the list of available versions in the Docker Hub Registry.

$ docker pull bitnami/minio-client:[TAG]

If you wish, you can also build the image yourself.

$ docker build -t bitnami/minio-client:latest ''

Connecting to other containers

Using Docker container networking, a MinIO(R) Client can be used to access other running containers such as MinIO(R) server.

Containers attached to the same network can communicate with each other using the container name as the hostname.

Using the Command Line

In this example, we will create a MinIO(R) Client container that will connect to a MinIO(R) server container that is running on the same docker network.

Step 1: Create a network

$ docker network create app-tier --driver bridge

Step 2: Launch the MinIO(R) server container

Use the --network app-tier argument to the docker run command to attach the MinIO(R) container to the app-tier network.

$ docker run -d --name minio-server \
    --env MINIO_ROOT_USER="minio-root-user" \
    --env MINIO_ROOT_PASSWORD="minio-root-password" \
    --network app-tier \

Step 3: Launch your MinIO(R) Client container

Finally we create a new container instance to launch the MinIO(R) client and connect to the server created in the previous step. In this example, we create a new bucket in the MinIO(R) storage server:

$ docker run --rm --name minio-client \
    --env MINIO_SERVER_HOST="minio-server" \
    --env MINIO_SERVER_ACCESS_KEY="minio-root-user" \
    --env MINIO_SERVER_SECRET_KEY="minio-root-password" \
    --network app-tier \
    bitnami/minio-client \
    mb minio/my-bucket


MinIO(R) Client (mc) can be setup so it is already configured to point to a specific MinIO(R) server by providing the environment variables below:

  • MINIO_SERVER_HOST: MinIO(R) server host.
  • MINIO_SERVER_PORT_NUMBER: MinIO(R) server port. Default: 9000.
  • MINIO_SERVER_SCHEME: MinIO(R) server scheme. Default: http.
  • MINIO_SERVER_ACCESS_KEY: MinIO(R) server Access Key. Must be common on every node.
  • MINIO_SERVER_SECRET_KEY: MinIO(R) server Secret Key. Must be common on every node.

For instance, use the command below to create a new bucket in the MinIO(R) Server my.minio.domain:

$ docker run --rm --name minio-client \
    --env MINIO_SERVER_HOST="my.minio.domain" \
    --env MINIO_SERVER_ACCESS_KEY="minio-access-key" \
    --env MINIO_SERVER_SECRET_KEY="minio-secret-key" \
    bitnami/minio-client \
    mb minio/my-bucket

Find more information about the client configuration in the MinIO(R) Client documentation.


We'd love for you to contribute to this container. You can request new features by creating an issue, or submit a pull request with your contribution.


If you encountered a problem running this container, you can file an issue. For us to provide better support, be sure to include the following information in your issue:

  • Host OS and version
  • Docker version (docker version)
  • Output of docker info
  • Version of this container
  • The command you used to run the container, and any relevant output you saw (masking any sensitive information)


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