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/mongo-express 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/mongo-express). This image is updated via pull requests to the docker-library/official-images GitHub repo.

What is mongo-express?

mongo-express is a web-based MongoDB admin interface written in Node.js, Express.js, and Bootstrap3.

How to use this image

        $ docker run --link some_mongo_container:mongo -p 8081:8081 mongo-express


Then you can hit http://localhost:8081 or http://host-ip:8081 in your browser.

Security Notice

JSON documents are parsed through a javascript virtual machine, so the web interface can be used for executing malicious javascript on a server.

mongo-express should only be used privately for development purposes.


Environment vairables are passed to the run command for configuring a mongo-express container.

        Name                            | Default         | Description
ME_CONFIG_BASICAUTH_USERNAME    | ''              | mongo-express web username
ME_CONFIG_BASICAUTH_PASSWORD    | ''              | mongo-express web password
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_ENABLE_ADMIN  | 'true'          | Enable admin access to all databases. Send strings: `true` or `false`
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_ADMINUSERNAME | ''              | MongoDB admin username
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_ADMINPASSWORD | ''              | MongoDB admin password
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_PORT          | 27017           | MongoDB port
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_SERVER        | 'mongo'         | MongoDB container name. Use comma delimited list of host names for replica sets.
ME_CONFIG_OPTIONS_EDITORTHEME   | 'default'       | mongo-express editor color theme, [more here](
ME_CONFIG_REQUEST_SIZE          | '100kb'         | Maximum payload size. CRUD operations above this size will fail in [body-parser](
ME_CONFIG_SITE_BASEURL          | '/'             | Set the baseUrl to ease mounting at a subdirectory. Remember to include a leading and trailing slash.
ME_CONFIG_SITE_COOKIESECRET     | 'cookiesecret'  | String used by [cookie-parser middleware]( to sign cookies.
ME_CONFIG_SITE_SESSIONSECRET    | 'sessionsecret' | String used to sign the session ID cookie by [express-session middleware](
ME_CONFIG_SITE_SSL_ENABLED      | 'false'         | Enable SSL.
ME_CONFIG_SITE_SSL_CRT_PATH     | ''              | SSL certificate file.
ME_CONFIG_SITE_SSL_KEY_PATH     | ''              | SSL key file.


The following are only needed if ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_ENABLE_ADMIN is false

        Name                            | Default         | Description
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_AUTH_DATABASE | 'db'            | Database name
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_AUTH_USERNAME | 'admin'         | Database username
ME_CONFIG_MONGODB_AUTH_PASSWORD | 'pass'          | Database password



        $ docker run -it --rm 
    --name mongo-express 
    --link web_db_1:mongo 
    -p 8081:8081 
    -e ME_CONFIG_BASICAUTH_PASSWORD=fairly long password 


This example links to a container name typical of docker-compose, changes the editor’s color theme, and enables basic authentication.

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
mongo-express/ 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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