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Start a Minecraft Bedrock Server using Docker

Sebastian

minecraft-docker

This guide will show you how to start a Minecraft Bedrock dedicated server using Docker.

Preparations

Docker volume

Create a Docker volume where we will store our server.

docker volume create minecraft

docker-compose.yaml

docker-compose.yaml
services:  minecraft:    container_name: "minecraft"    image: itzg/minecraft-bedrock-server    ports:      - "19132:19132/udp"    volumes:      - "minecraft:/data"    environment:      EULA: "TRUE"      SERVER_NAME: "Minecraft Server"      SERVER_PORT: "19132"      GAMEMODE: "survival"      DIFFICULTY: "easy"      LEVEL_TYPE: "DEFAULT"      ALLOW_CHEATS: "true"      MAX_PLAYERS: "10"      ONLINE_MODE: "true"      #WHITE_LIST: ""      VIEW_DISTANCE: "12"      TICK_DISTANCE: "12"      PLAYER_IDLE_TIMEOUT: "0"      MAX_THREADS: "8"      LEVEL_NAME: "level"      #LEVEL_SEED: ""      DEFAULT_PLAYER_PERMISSION_LEVEL: "member"      TEXTUREPACK_REQUIRED: "false"      SERVER_AUTHORITATIVE_MOVEMENT: "true"      PLAYER_MOVEMENT_SCORE_THRESHOLD: "20"      PLAYER_MOVEMENT_DISTANCE_THRESHOLD: "0.3"      PLAYER_MOVEMENT_DURATION_THRESHOLD_IN_MS: "500"      CORRECT_PLAYER_MOVEMENT: "false"volumes:  minecraft:    external:      name: minecraft

server.properties

This Docker Image gives you a bunch of environment variables to configure the server.properties config file. Check out this wiki page describing all server properties.

permissions.json

There are three roles: operator, member, visitor. Players are defined by their unique xuid (Xbox User ID) in decimal. You can find players xuid by entering their Xbox Live Gamertag and checking the decimal button on this site: https://cxkes.me/xbox/xuid

After running the container for the first time you should be able to find permissions.json at /var/lib/docker/volumes/minecraft/_data/permissions.json if you named your volume minecraft.

Example

permissions.json
[    {        "permission": "operator",        "xuid": "451298348"    },    {        "permission": "member",        "xuid": "52819329"    },    {        "permission": "visitor",        "xuid": "234114123"    }]

Start

docker-compose up -d