Accessing MinIO

How to access MinIO


The following content applies to self-hosted deployments only

Budibase uses a MinIO object store, to store:

  • Web front-end files
  • Attachments

You have full access to MinIO, via the official client. Before you access the MinIO client, follow these steps:

  1. Enable MinIO browsing. Your docker-compose.yaml should contain a setting called MINIO_BROWSER - make sure its value is on.
  2. If you made a change to your docker-compose.yaml, you will need to save the file and restart your cluster.
  3. Now, find your access key and secret. Your .env file should contain these values: MINIO_ACCESS_KEY, and MINIO_SECRET_KEY.
  4. You will also need to port forward. Your .env file should contain the value: MINIO_PORT.

Example config

  		- "${MINIO_PORT}:9000"
  		- "9001:9001"
    	MINIO_BROWSER: "on"

Now you should be able to access MinIO via the URL:


Custom MinIO installation

This functionality is exclusively available on specific self-hosted installations, such as those utilising docker-compose and Kubernetes, it is not applicable to single-image installations.

To configure Budibase to utilise your custom MinIO installation, you must update all references to the MINIO_URL within the compose script to point to the location of your custom MinIO installation. Additionally, the MINIO_ACCESS_KEY and MINIO_SECRET_KEY for all services must be updated to match those of the external MinIO service. After these changes, you can proceed to remove the MinIO service from the same script. You can find the MINIO_URL variable discussed above in the compose script here.