Running in Docker

Building the image

We don't yet provide prebuilt Caido docker images, but you can easily build one yourself.

Here is a Dockerfile sample you can use:

## Base ##
FROM debian:bullseye-slim as base

  apt-get update && \
  apt-get -y install ca-certificates && \
  apt-get clean

## Download ##
FROM base as download

  apt-get -y install curl jq && \
  curl -s \
    | jq '.links[] | select(.display == "Linux") | .link' \
    | xargs curl -s --output caido.tar.gz && \
  tar -xf caido.tar.gz && \
  rm caido.tar.gz

## Runtime ##
FROM base

RUN groupadd -r caido && useradd --no-log-init -m -r -g caido caido

COPY --from=download caido /usr/bin/caido

USER caido


ENTRYPOINT ["caido"]
CMD ["--listen", ""]

  1. Create a Dockerfile file with the above contents.
  2. Running docker build . -t caido:latest will create a docker image for Caido.

Running the image

Once you have built the image, you can run Caido with:

docker run --rm -p 7000:8080 caido:latest

This will start Caido on port 7000. You can then point your browser's proxy settings to

To use another port, replace 7000 in the command above with a different port.

Project persistence

By default, projects created in the docker container are not saved between docker run commands.

We recommend mounting a volume to keep your data on your file system and to avoid losing data between Caido updates.

This is done by appending the -v parameter to the docker run command using the format -v <HOST PATH>:/home/caido/.local/share/caido.

Note that the host path must be an absolute path.

Your running command should look like the following:

docker run --rm -p 7000:8080 \
  -v /home/my_user/my_data:/home/caido/.local/share/caido caido:latest

... where /home/my_user/my_data will be the folder containing Caido projects.