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Docker Image For BookStack

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Current Version: 0.30.4


In 0.28.0 we changed the container http port from 80 to 8080 to allow root privileges to be dropped In 0.12.2 we removed DB_PORT . You can now specify the port via DB_HOST like DB_HOST=mysql:3306


With Docker Compose is a Quickstart very easy. Run the following command:

docker-compose up

and after that open your Browser and go to http://localhost:8080 . You can login with username '' and password 'password'.


If you have any issues feel free to create an issue on GitHub.

How to use the Image without Docker compose

Note that if you want to use LDAP, $ has to be escape like \$, i.e. -e "LDAP_USER_FILTER"="(&(uid=\${user}))"

Networking changed in Docker v1.9, so you need to do one of the following steps.

Docker < v1.9

  1. MySQL Container:
docker run -d \
-p 3306:3306 \
-e MYSQL_DATABASE=bookstack \
-e MYSQL_USER=bookstack \
-e MYSQL_PASSWORD=secret \
--name bookstack_db \
  1. BookStack Container:
docker run -d --link bookstack_db_:mysql \
-p 8080:8080 \
--name bookstack_0.30.4 \

Docker 1.9+

  1. Create a shared network:
docker network create bookstack_nw
  1. Run MySQL container :
docker run -d --net bookstack_nw  \
-e MYSQL_DATABASE=bookstack \
-e MYSQL_USER=bookstack \
-e MYSQL_PASSWORD=secret \
 --name="bookstack_db" \
  1. Run BookStack Container
docker run -d --net bookstack_nw \
-e DB_HOST=bookstack_db:3306 \
-e DB_DATABASE=bookstack \
-e DB_USERNAME=bookstack \
-e DB_PASSWORD=secret \
-p 8080:8080 \
--name="bookstack_0.30.4" \


To access your .env file and important bookstack folders on your host system change <HOST> in the following line to your host directory and add it then to your run command:

--mount type=bind,source=<HOST>/.env,target=/var/www/bookstack/.env \
-v <HOST>:/var/www/bookstack/public/uploads \
-v <HOST>:/var/www/bookstack/storage/uploads

In case of a windows host machine the .env file has to be already created in the host directory otherwise a folder named .env will be created.

After these steps you can visit http://localhost:8080 . You can login with username '' and password 'password'.


This is a fork of Kilhog/docker-bookstack. Kilhog did the intial work, but I want to go in a different direction.

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