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JetBrains License Server Docker image based on Alpine Linux.
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  • Run as non-root user
  • Multi-platform image
  • License server completely customizable via environment variables
  • Registration data and configuration in a single directory
  • msmtpd SMTP relay image to send emails
  • Traefik as reverse proxy and creation/renewal of Let's Encrypt certificates (see this template)

Build locally

git clone
cd docker-jetbrains-license-server

# Build image and output to docker (default)
docker buildx bake

# Build multi-platform image
docker buildx bake image-all


Registry Image
Docker Hub crazymax/jetbrains-license-server
GitHub Container Registry

Environment variables

  • TZ: The timezone assigned to the container (default UTC)
  • PUID: JLS UID (default 1000)
  • PGID: JLS GID (default 1000)
  • JLS_VIRTUAL_HOSTS: Virtual hosts where license server will be available (comma delimited for several hosts)
  • JLS_CONTEXT: Context path used by the license server (default /)
  • JLS_PROXY_TYPE: Type of proxy to use. Can be http or https (default https)
  • JLS_PROXY_HOST: The host name of your proxy server
  • JLS_PROXY_PORT: The port number that the proxy server listens to
  • JLS_PROXY_USER: Username to connect to the proxy server (no auth if empty)
  • JLS_PROXY_PASSWORD: Password to connect to the proxy server (no auth if empty)
  • JLS_ACCESS_CONFIG: JSON file to configure user restrictions (default /data/access-config.json)
  • JLS_STATS_RECIPIENTS: Reports recipients email addresses for stats (comma delimited)
  • JLS_REPORT_OUT_OF_LICENSE: Warn about lack of licenses every hour following the percentage threshold (default 0)
  • JLS_SMTP_SERVER: SMTP server host to use for sending stats (stats disabled if empty)
  • JLS_SMTP_PORT: SMTP server port (default 25)
  • JLS_SMTP_USERNAME: SMTP username (auth disabled if empty)
  • JLS_SMTP_PASSWORD: SMTP password (auth disabled if empty)
  • JLS_STATS_FROM: From address for stats emails
  • JLS_STATS_TOKEN: Enables an auth token for the stats API at /reportApi (HTTP POST)
  • JLS_SERVICE_LOGLEVEL: Logging of IDE requests and responses (default warn)
  • JLS_REPORTING_LOGLEVEL: Logging of actions on a server: tickets obtaining and revoking with user and license information (default warn)
  • JLS_TICKETS_LOGLEVEL: Logging of actions with tickets. For example, manual ticket revoking (default warn)


⚠️ Note that the volumes should be owned by the user/group with the specified PUID and PGID. If you don't give the volume correct permissions, the container may not start.


  • 8000: Jetbrains License Server HTTP port


Docker Compose

Docker compose is the recommended way to run this image. Copy the content of folder examples/compose in /var/jls/ on your host for example. Edit the compose and env files with your preferences and run the following commands:

docker-compose up -d
docker-compose logs -f

Command line

You can also use the following minimal command:

$ docker run -d -p 8000:8000 --name jetbrains_license_server \
  -e TZ="Europe/Paris" \
  -e \
  -v $(pwd)/data:/data \


Recreate the container whenever I push an update:

docker-compose pull
docker-compose up -d


If you have any trouble using the license server, check the official Troubleshooting page of Jetbrains.

Error 403 Passed value of header "Host" is not allowed

If you've got the following message :

Passed value of header "Host" is not allowed. Please contact your license server administrator.

That's because the license server is running behind a reverse proxy. Please configure virtual hosts using the JLS_VIRTUAL_HOSTS variable.


Want to contribute? Awesome! The most basic way to show your support is to star the project, or to raise issues. You can also support this project by becoming a sponsor on GitHub or by making a Paypal donation to ensure this journey continues indefinitely!

Thanks again for your support, it is much appreciated! 🙏


MIT. See LICENSE for more details.