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Redis Commander

Redis web management tool written in node.js

GUI image

Install and Run

$ npm install -g redis-commander
$ redis-commander

Installation via yarn is currently not supported. Please use npm as package manager.

Or run Redis Commander as Docker image rediscommander/redis-commander (instructions see below).

Multi-Arch images built are available at (

Remark: new version are not published to Dockerhub right now.


Web-UI to display and edit data within multiple different Redis servers. It can connect to Redis standalone server, Sentinel based setups and Redis Cluster.

It has support for the following data types to view, add, update and delete data:

  • Strings
  • Lists
  • Sets
  • Sorted Set
  • Streams (Basic support based on HFXBus project from, only view/add/delete data)
  • ReJSON documents (Basic support, only for viewing values of ReJSON type keys)


$ redis-commander --help
  --version                            Show version number                                                                                      [boolean]
  --redis-port                         The port to find redis on.                                                                                [number]
  --redis-host                         The host to find redis on.                                                                                [string]
  --redis-socket                       The unix-socket to find redis on.                                                                         [string]
  --redis-username                     The redis username.                                                                                       [string]
  --redis-password                     The redis password.                                                                                       [string]
  --redis-db                           The redis database.                                                                                       [number]
  --redis-optional                     Set to true if no permanent auto-reconnect shall be done if server is down.             [boolean] [default: false]
  --sentinel-port                      The port to find sentinel on.                                                                             [number]
  --sentinel-host                      The host to find sentinel on.                                                                             [string]
  --sentinels                          Comma separated list of sentinels with host:port.                                                         [string]
  --sentinel-name                      The sentinel group name to use.                                                                           [string]
  --sentinel-username                  The sentinel username to use.                                                                             [string]
  --sentinel-password                  The sentinel password to use.                                                                             [string]
  --clusters                           Comma separated list of redis cluster server with host:port.                                              [string]
  --is-cluster                         Flag to use parameter from redis-host and redis-port as Redis cluster member            [boolean] [default: false]
  --cluster-no-tls-validation          Flag to disable tls host name validation within cluster setups (needed for AWS)         [boolean] [default: false]
  --redis-tls                          Use TLS for connection to redis server. Required for TLS connections.                   [boolean] [default: false]
  --redis-tls-ca-cert                  Use PEM-style CA certificate key for connection to redis server. Requires "redis-tls=true"                [string]
  --redis-tls-ca-cert-file             File path to PEM-style CA certificate key for connection to redis server. Requires "redis-tls=true", Overrides
                                       "redis-tls-ca-cert" if set too.                                                                           [string]
  --redis-tls-cert                     Use PEM-style public key for connection to redis server. Requires "redis-tls=true"                        [string]
  --redis-tls-cert-file                File path to PEM-style public key for connection to redis server. Requires "redis-tls=true", Overrides
                                       "redis-tls-cert" if set too.                                                                              [string]
  --redis-tls-key                      Use PEM-style private key for connection to redis server. Requires "redis-tls=true"                       [string]
  --redis-tls-key-file                 File path PEM-style private key for connection to redis server. Requires "redis-tls=true", Overrides
                                       "redis-tls-key" if set too.                                                                               [string]
  --redis-tls-server-name              Server name to confirm client connection. Server name for the SNI (Server Name Indication) TLS extension. Requires
                                       "redis-tls=true"                                                                                          [string]
  --sentinel-tls                       Enable TLS for sentinel mode. If no special "sentinel-tls-*" option is defined the redis TLS settings are
                                       reused ("redis-tls-*"). Required for TLS sentinel connections.                          [boolean] [default: false]
  --sentinel-tls-ca-cert               Use PEM-style CA certificate key for connection to sentinel. Requires "sentinel-tls=true"                 [string]
  --sentinel-tls-ca-cert-file          File path to PEM-style CA certificate key for connection to sentinel. Requires "sentinel-tls=true", Overrides
                                       "sentinel-tls-ca-cert" if set too.                                                                        [string]
  --sentinel-tls-cert                  Use PEM-style public key for connection to sentinel. Requires "sentinel-tls=true"                         [string]
  --sentinel-tls-cert-file             File path to PEM-style public key for connection to sentinel. Requires "sentinel-tls=true", Overrides
                                       "sentinel-tls-cert" if set too.                                                                           [string]
  --sentinel-tls-key                   Use PEM-style private key for connection to sentinel. Requires "sentinel-tls=true"                        [string]
  --sentinel-tls-key-file              File path to PEM-style private key for connection to sentinel. Requires "sentinel-tls=true", Overrides
                                       "sentinel-tls-key" if set too.                                                                            [string]
  --sentinel-tls-server-name           Server name to confirm client connection. Server name for the SNI (Server Name Indication) TLS extension. Requires
                                       "sentinel-tls=true"                                                                                       [string]
  --insecure-certificate               Disable certificate check for all certificates (Redis, Sentinel, Cluster). Should not be used in
                                       production!                                                                            [boolean] [Standard: false]
  --noload, --nl                       Do not load connections from config.                                                                     [boolean]
  --clear-config, --cc                 Clear configuration file.                                                                                [boolean]
  --migrate-config                     Migrate old configuration file in $HOME to new style.                                                    [boolean]
  --test                               Test final configuration (file, env-vars, command line).                                                 [boolean]
  --open                               Open web-browser with Redis-Commander.                                                  [boolean] [default: false]
  --redis-label                        The label to display for the connection.                                               [string] [default: "local"]
  --read-only                          Start app in read-only mode.                                                            [boolean] [default: false]
  --http-auth-username, --http-u       The http authorisation username.                                                        [string] [default: "test"]
  --http-auth-password, --http-p       The http authorisation password.                                                            [string] [default: ""]
  --http-auth-password-hash, --http-h  The http authorisation password hash.                                                       [string] [default: ""]
  --address                            The address to run the server on.                                                    [string] [default: ""]
  --port                               The port to run the server on.                                                            [number] [default: 8081]
  --url-prefix                         The url prefix to respond on.                                                               [string] [default: ""]
  --trust-proxy                        App is run behind proxy (enable Express "trust proxy").                                 [boolean] [default: false]
  --max-hash-field-size                The max number of bytes for a hash field before you must click to view it.                   [number] [default: 0]
  --nosave, --ns                       Do not save new connections to config file.                                             [boolean] [default: false]
  --no-log-data                        Do not log data values from redis store.                                                [boolean] [default: false]
  --folding-char, --fc                 Character to fold keys at for tree view.                                                   [string] [default: ":"]
  --root-pattern, --rp                 Default root pattern for redis keys.                                                       [string] [default: "*"]
  --use-scan, --sc                     Use SCAN instead of KEYS.                                                                [boolean] [default: true]
  --scan-count                         The size of each separate scan.                                                            [number] [default: 200]
  -h, -?, --help                       Show help                                                                                                [boolean]

The connection can be established either via direct connection to redis server or indirect via a sentinel instance. Most of this command line parameters map onto configuration params read from the config file - see docs/ and docs/


Redis Commander can be configured by configuration files, environment variables or using command line parameters. The different types of config values overwrite each other, only the last (most important) value is used.

For configuration files the node-config module ( is used, with default to json syntax.

The order of precedence for all configuration values (from least to most important) is:

  • Configuration files

    default.json - this file contains all default values and SHOULD NOT be changed

    local.json - optional file, all local overwrites for values inside default.json should be placed here as well as a list of redis connections to use at startup

    local-<NODE_ENV>.json - Do not add anything else than connections to this file! Redis Commander will overwrite this whenever a connection is added or removed via user interface. Inside docker container this file is used to store all connections parsed from REDIS_HOSTS env var. This file overwrites all connections defined inside local.json

    There are some more possible files available to use - please check the node-config Wiki for a complete list of all possible file names (

  • Environment variables - the full list of env vars possible (except the docker specific ones) can be got from the file config/custom-environment-variables.json together with their mapping to the respective configuration key.

  • Command line parameters - Overwrites everything

To check the final configuration created from files, env-vars set and command line param overwrites start redis commander with additional param "--test". All invalid configuration keys will be listed in the output. The config test does not check if hostnames or ip addresses can be resolved.

More information can be found in the documentation at docs/ and docs/

Environment Variables

These environment variables can be used starting Redis Commander as normal application or inside docker container (defined inside file config/custom-environment-variables.json) and at docs/


Additional Docker Environment Variables

All environment variables listed at "Environment Variables" can be used running image with Docker. The following additional environment variables are available too (defined inside docker startup script):


A (partial) description for the mapping onto the cli params and into the config files can be found at the docs/ file.

The K8S_SIGTERM variable (default "0") can be set to "1" to work around kubernetes specifics to allow pod replacement with zero downtime. More information on how kubernetes handles termination of old pods and the setup of new ones can be found within the thread [kubernetes-retired/contrib#1140 (comment)]

Hosts can be optionally specified with a comma separated string by setting the REDIS_HOSTS environment variable.

After running the container, redis-commander will be available at localhost:8081.

Using TLS secured connections

Booth connections to the Redis server itself as well as to the Redis Sentinels (if used) can be configured to require TLS encryption. With the simples use case just set the environment vars REDIS_TLS=1 and (if sentinels are used) SENTINEL_TLS=1 to enable TLS without further checks and special configurations.

The corresponding command line parameters (starting Redis Commander locally without docker) are

--redis-tls --sentinel-tls

More complex use cases are documented in the docs/ file at "Configure TLS Support".

Valid host strings (used for REDIS_HOSTS)

the REDIS_HOSTS environment variable is a comma separated list of host definitions, where each host should follow one of these templates:






Connection strings defined with REDIS_HOSTS variable do not support TLS connections. If remote redis server needs TLS write all connections into a config file instead of using REDIS_HOSTS (see docs/ at the end within the more complex examples).

This environment variable REDIS_HOSTS does not support IPv6 addresses. It supports IPv4 or hostnames only due to ':' used as separator within IPv6 addresses and this fields here.

With docker-compose

version: '3'
    container_name: redis
    hostname: redis
    image: redis

    container_name: redis-commander
    hostname: redis-commander
    restart: always
    - REDIS_HOSTS=local:redis:6379
    - "8081:8081"

Without docker-compose


If you're running redis on localhost:6379, this is all you need to get started.

docker run --rm --name redis-commander -d -p 8081:8081 \

Specify single host

docker run --rm --name redis-commander -d -p 8081:8081 \
  --env REDIS_HOSTS= \

Specify multiple hosts with labels

docker run --rm --name redis-commander -d -p 8081:8081 \
  --env REDIS_HOSTS=local:localhost:6379,myredis: \


An example deployment can be found at k8s/redis-commander/deployment.yaml.

If you already have a cluster running with redis in the default namespace, deploy redis-commander with kubectl apply -f k8s/redis-commander. If you don't have redis running yet, you can deploy a simple pod with kubectl apply -f k8s/redis.

Alternatively, you can add a container to a deployment's spec like this:

- name: redis-commander
  - name: REDIS_HOSTS
    value: instance1:redis:6379
  - name: redis-commander
    containerPort: 8081

known issues with Kubernetes:

  • using REDIS_HOSTS works only with a password-less redis db. You must specify REDIS_HOST on a password protected redis db
  • using REDIS_HOSTS does not work with IPv6 addresses. For connections to IPv6 addresses either use REDIS_HOST and REDIS_PORT env var or a custom config/local.json configuration file mounted into the redis container.

Helm chart

You can install the application on any Kubernetes cluster using Helm. There is no helm repo available currently, therefore local checkout of helm sources inside this repo is needed:

helm -n myspace install redis-web-ui ./k8s/helm-chart/redis-commander

More Documentation about this Helm chart and its values.

OpenShift V3

To use the stock Node.js image builder do the following.

  1. Open Catalog and select the Node.js template
  2. Specify the name of the application and the URL to the redis-command github repository
  3. Click the advanced options link
  4. (optional) specify the hostname for the route - if one is not specified it will be generated
  5. In the Deployment Configuration section
    • Add REDIS_HOST environment variable whose value is the name of the redis service - e.g., redis
    • Add REDIS_PORT environment variable whose value is the port exposed of the redis service - e.g., 6379
    • Add value from secret generated by the redis template:
      • name: REDIS_PASSWORD
      • resource: redis
      • key: database-password
  6. (optional) specify a label such as appl=redis-commander-dev1
    • this label will be applied on all objects created allowing for easy deletion later via:
    oc delete all --selector appl=redis-commander-dev1

Helper Scripts

Generate BCrypted password hash

Redis commander allows setting either a plain text password for http authentication or a "bcrypt" password hash. To generate a hashed password the script bin/bcrypt-password.js can be used. The parameter "-p" to set password should be given.

Usage example:

$ git clone
$ cd redis-commander/bin
$ node bcrypt-password.js -p myplainpass

This generated hash can be set inside the config file as "server.httpAuth.passwordHash", as env var "HTTP_PASSWORD_HASH" or on the command line as --http-auth-password-hash. Running inside docker image a file containing this password hash can be set via env var HTTP_PASSWORD_HASH_FILE

Build images based on this one

To use this images as a base image for other images you need to call "apk update" inside your Dockerfile before adding other apk packages with "apk add foo". Afterwards, to reduce your image size, you may remove all temporary apk configs too again as this Dockerfile does.