How to Install Navidrome with Docker on Rocky Linux 8

Navidrome allows you to enjoy your music collection from anywhere, by making it available through a modern Web UI and a wide range of third-party compatible mobile apps, for both iOS and Android devices. In this article, we are going to learn how to install Navidrome on Rocky Linux 8. So, let’s get started.

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  • A system with Rocky Linux 8 installed and running.

  • root access to the system.

  • Docker installed and running, for this, you can refer to one of our guides on installing Docker on Rocky Linux 8.

Once you're all set, we'll proceed with Navidrome installation and configuration.

Install Nginx

Let's begin with installing Nginx. Install using the below codes.

yum install nginx -y

Enable services

systemctl enable nginx

systemctl start nginx

systemctl status nginx

Enable Firewall

firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=http

firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=https

firewall-cmd --reload

Install Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate

Let's issue an SSL certificate for the domain. For this, we will need the EPEL repository and the mod_ssl package on Rocky Linux 8 operating system.

Update and install EPEL repository and the mod_ssl package on the system using the below command:

dnf install epel-release mod_ssl -y

Next, we will install the certbot client which is used to create Let's Encrypt certificates:

dnf install python3-certbot-nginx -y

Install SSL Certificate

Use the certbot command to issue a Let's Encrypt certificate. Replace and with your domain name and email :

certbot --nginx --agree-tos --redirect --hsts --staple-ocsp --email -d

SSL certificates are valid for 90 days. The renewal process is now automated, you do not have to renew this manually.

Restart Nginx

Restart apache to avoid getting error messages.

systemctl restart nginx

Configuring Nginx Server Blocks

Let's configure nginx.conf with the following command:

nano /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

Replace the nginx.conf file with the below configuration.

# For more information on configuration, see:
#   * Official English Documentation:
#   * Official Russian Documentation:

user nginx;
worker_processes auto;
error_log /var/log/nginx/error.log;
pid /run/;

# Load dynamic modules. See /usr/share/doc/nginx/README.dynamic.
include /usr/share/nginx/modules/*.conf;

events {
    worker_connections 1024;

http {
    log_format  main  '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] "$request" '
                  '$status $body_bytes_sent "$http_referer" '
                  '"$http_user_agent" "$http_x_forwarded_for"';

    access_log  /var/log/nginx/access.log  main;

    sendfile            on;
    tcp_nopush          on;
    tcp_nodelay         on;
    keepalive_timeout   65;
    types_hash_max_size 2048;

    include             /etc/nginx/mime.types;
    default_type        application/octet-stream;

    # Load modular configuration files from the /etc/nginx/conf.d directory.
    # See
    # for more information.
    include /etc/nginx/conf.d/*.conf;

Now, type in Ctrl+O and type Ctrl+X to save and exit the file.

Create a new Nginx configuration file dev.conf for the domain with the following command:

vi /etc/nginx/conf.d/dev.conf

Add the following codes:

Replace & with Your Domain Name & IP and Change SSL Path according to your SSL Path.

upstream app {

server {
listen 80 default_server;
return 301 https://$server_name$request_uri;

server {
    listen 443 ssl; # managed by Certbot
    # The host name to respond to

    ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/; # managed by Certbot
    ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/; # managed by Certbot
    include /etc/letsencrypt/options-ssl-nginx.conf; # managed by Certbot
    ssl_dhparam /etc/letsencrypt/ssl-dhparams.pem; # managed by Certbot

    location / {
    proxy_pass http://app;
    proxy_set_header X-Real-IP  $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header Host $host;
    proxy_set_header X-Real-Port $server_port;
    proxy_set_header X-Real-Scheme $scheme;

Now, press the Esc key, and type :wq! and press the Enter key to save and exit the file.

For SELinux enabled systems, Run the below command

setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect 1

Now, restart & check the Nginx with the following commands:

systemctl restart nginx

systemctl status nginx

Enable port 4533

To enable connection through the firewall, follow the commands:

firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port 4533/tcp

firewall-cmd --reload

Install Navidrome with Docker

The following instructions use the Docker service to install Navidrome using the Navidrome Docker Image. Let's install Navidrome with Docker using the below commands;

docker run -d \
--name navidrome \
--restart=unless-stopped \
--user $(id -u):$(id -g) \
-v /path/to/music:/music \
-v /path/to/data:/data \
-p 4533:4533 \ 
-e ND_LOGLEVEL=info \

The installation process will start now.

Adding Music/Audio Files to Navidrome

To add music/audio files to navidrome, run the following commands;

docker exec -it docker-container-name sh


cd music

Now add your music/audio files directly.

For more info about adding music/audio files, follow this link.

For more info about adding external integrations, follow this link.

Accessing Navidrome

Now open the IP address or Domain name from your browser, this will redirect you to the Navidrome.

Replace the with the actual IP or domain configured on the server.

Follow the below steps:

Now you have successfully installed Navidrome with Docker on Rocky Linux 8.