docker plugin install

Install a plugin


$ docker plugin install [OPTIONS] PLUGIN [KEY=VALUE...]

Refer to the options section for an overview of available OPTIONS for this command.


Installs and enables a plugin. Docker looks first for the plugin on your Docker host. If the plugin does not exist locally, then the plugin is pulled from the registry. Note that the minimum required registry version to distribute plugins is 2.3.0

For example uses of this command, refer to the examples section below.


Name, shorthand Default Description
--alias Local name for plugin
--disable Do not enable the plugin on install
--disable-content-trust true Skip image verification
--grant-all-permissions Grant all permissions necessary to run the plugin


The following example installs vieus/sshfs plugin and sets its DEBUG environment variable to 1. To install, pull the plugin from Docker Hub and prompt the user to accept the list of privileges that the plugin needs, set the plugin’s parameters and enable the plugin.

$ docker plugin install vieux/sshfs DEBUG=1

Plugin "vieux/sshfs" is requesting the following privileges:
 - network: [host]
 - device: [/dev/fuse]
 - capabilities: [CAP_SYS_ADMIN]
Do you grant the above permissions? [y/N] y

After the plugin is installed, it appears in the list of plugins:

$ docker plugin ls

ID             NAME                  DESCRIPTION                ENABLED
69553ca1d123   vieux/sshfs:latest    sshFS plugin for Docker    true

Parent command

Command Description
docker plugin Manage plugins
Command Description
docker plugin create Create a plugin from a rootfs and configuration. Plugin data directory must contain config.json and rootfs directory.
docker plugin disable Disable a plugin
docker plugin enable Enable a plugin
docker plugin inspect Display detailed information on one or more plugins
docker plugin install Install a plugin
docker plugin ls List plugins
docker plugin push Push a plugin to a registry
docker plugin rm Remove one or more plugins
docker plugin set Change settings for a plugin
docker plugin upgrade Upgrade an existing plugin