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The team brings you another container release featuring easy user mapping and community support. Find us for support at:

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Jackett works as a proxy server: it translates queries from apps (Sonarr, SickRage, CouchPotato, Mylar, etc) into tracker-site-specific http queries, parses the html response, then sends results back to the requesting software. This allows for getting recent uploads (like RSS) and performing searches. Jackett is a single repository of maintained indexer scraping & translation logic - removing the burden from other apps.



docker create \
--name=jackett \
-v <path to data>:/config \
-v <path to blackhole>:/downloads \
-e PGID=<gid> -e PUID=<uid> \
-e TZ=<timezone> \
-v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro \
-p 9117:9117 \


The parameters are split into two halves, separated by a colon, the left hand side representing the host and the right the container side. For example with a port -p external:internal - what this shows is the port mapping from internal to external of the container. So -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080 http://192.168.x.x:8080 would show you what's running INSIDE the container on port 80.

  • -p 9117 - the port(s)
  • -v /config - where Jackett should store its config file.
  • -v /downloads - Path to torrent blackhole
  • -v /etc/localtime for timesync - see Localtime for important information
  • -e TZ for timezone information, Europe/London - see Localtime for important information
  • -e RUN_OPTS - Optionally specify additional arguments to be passed. EG. --ProxyConnection=
  • -e PGID for GroupID - see below for explanation
  • -e PUID for UserID - see below for explanation

It is based on ubuntu xenial with s6 overlay, for shell access whilst the container is running do docker exec -it jackett /bin/bash.


It is important that you either set -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro or the TZ variable, mono will throw exceptions without one of them set.

User / Group Identifiers

Sometimes when using data 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 the data volume directory on the host is owned by the same user you specify and it will "just work" ™.

In this instance PUID=1001 and PGID=1001. To find yours use id user as below:

  $ id <dockeruser>
    uid=1001(dockeruser) gid=1001(dockergroup) groups=1001(dockergroup)

Setting up the application

The web interface is at <your-ip>:9117 , configure various trackers and connections to other apps there. More info at Jackett.

Disable autoupdates in the webui to prevent jackett crashing, the image is refreshed weekly so pick up updates that way.


  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime docker logs -f jackett.

  • container version number

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

  • image version number

docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' linuxserver/jackett


  • 11.06.18: Ensure root ownership of Jackett files.
  • 09.02.18: Add --NoUpdates flag.
  • 13.12.17: Fix continuation lines.
  • 17.04.17: Switch to using inhouse mono baseimage, ubuntu xenial based.
  • 09.02.17: Rebase to alpine 3.5.
  • 29.10.16: Call python2 from edge main to satisfy new mono dependency.
  • 14.10.16: Add version layer information.
  • 22.09.16: Remove autoupdate, tidy up Dockerfile.
  • 10.09.16: Add layer badges to README.
  • 28.08.16: Add badges to README.
  • 06.08.16: Rebase to alpine linux for smaller image.
  • 25.01.16: Initial Release.