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Database management in a single PHP file.

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Supported tags and respective Dockerfile links

For detailed information about the published artifacts of each of the above supported tags (image metadata, transfer size, etc), please see the repos/adminer directory in the docker-library/repo-info GitHub repo.

For more information about this image and its history, please see the relevant manifest file (library/adminer). This image is updated via pull requests to the docker-library/official-images GitHub repo.


What is Adminer?

Adminer (formerly phpMinAdmin) is a full-featured database management tool written in PHP. Conversely to phpMyAdmin, it consist of a single file ready to deploy to the target server. Adminer is available for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MS SQL, Oracle, Firebird, SimpleDB, Elasticsearch and MongoDB.


How to use this image


$ docker run --link some_database:db -p 8080:8080 adminer

Then you can hit http://localhost:8080 or http://host-ip:8080 in your browser.


If you are already running a FastCGI capable web server you might prefer running adminer via FastCGI:

$ docker run --link some_database:db -p 9000:9000 adminer:fastcgi

Then point your web server to port 9000 of the container.

Note: This exposes the FastCGI socket to the Internet. Make sure to add proper firewall rules or use a private Docker network instead to prevent a direct access.

Loading plugins

This image bundles all official adminer plugins. You can find the list of plugins on GitHub:

To load plugins you can pass a list of filenames in ADMINER_PLUGINS:

$ docker run --link some_database:db -p 8080:8080 -e ADMINER_PLUGINS='tables-filter tinymce' adminer

If a plugin requires parameters to work correctly you will need to add a custom file to the container:

$ docker run --link some_database:db -p 8080:8080 -e ADMINER_PLUGINS='login-servers' adminer
Unable to load plugin file "login-servers", because it has required parameters: servers
Create a file "/var/www/html/plugins-enabled/login-servers.php" with the following contents to load the plugin:


/** Set supported servers
    * @param array array($domain) or array($domain => $description) or array($category => array())
    * @param string
return new AdminerLoginServers(
    $servers = ???,
    $driver = 'server'

To load a custom plugin you can add PHP scripts that return the instance of the plugin object to /var/www/html/plugins-enabled/.

Choosing a design

The image bundles all the designs that are available in the source package of adminer. You can find the list of designs on GitHub:

To use a bundled design you can pass its name in ADMINER_DESIGN:

$ docker run --link some_database:db -p 8080:8080 -e ADMINER_DESIGN='nette' adminer

To use a custom design you can add a file called /var/www/html/adminer.css.

Supported Drivers

While Adminer supports a wide range of database drivers this image only supports the following out of the box:

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQLite
  • SimpleDB
  • Elasticsearch

To add support for the other drivers you will need to install the following PHP extensions on top of this image:

  • sqlsrv (MS SQL)
  • oci8 (Oracle)
  • interbase (Firebird)
  • mongo (MongoDB)


View license information for the software contained in this image.

Supported Docker versions

This image is officially supported on Docker version 17.04.0-ce.

Support for older versions (down to 1.6) is provided on a best-effort basis.

Please see the Docker installation documentation for details on how to upgrade your Docker daemon.

User Feedback


If you have any problems with or questions about this image, please contact us through a GitHub issue. If the issue is related to a CVE, please check for a cve-tracker issue on the official-images repository first.

You can also reach many of the official image maintainers via the #docker-library IRC channel on Freenode.


You are invited to contribute new features, fixes, or updates, large or small; we are always thrilled to receive pull requests, and do our best to process them as fast as we can.

Before you start to code, we recommend discussing your plans through a GitHub issue, especially for more ambitious contributions. This gives other contributors a chance to point you in the right direction, give you feedback on your design, and help you find out if someone else is working on the same thing.


Documentation for this image is stored in the adminer/ directory of the docker-library/docs GitHub repo. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the repository’s file before attempting a pull request.

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