AlainConnor / shadowsocks-manager

A shadowsocks manager tool for multi user and traffic control.

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A shadowsocks manager tool for multi user and traffic control.
Base on Node.js and SQLite.

For more details, you can see the wiki page.

If you want to use the old version, please switch to this branch.

WebGUI Demo:

FreeAccount Demo:

FreeAccountMiner Demo:


Node.js 6.*


From source:

git clone
cd shadowsocks-manager
npm i

use node server.js to run this program.

From npm:

npm i -g shadowsocks-manager

use ssmgr to run this program.

From docker:

docker run --name ssmgr -idt -v ~/.ssmgr:/root/.ssmgr --net=host gyteng/ssmgr [ssmgr params...]

Build docker image:

here is the Dockerfile

FROM ubuntu:16.04
MAINTAINER gyteng <>
RUN apt-get update && \
    apt-get install tzdata net-tools curl git sudo software-properties-common python-pip -y && \
    pip install git+ && \
    add-apt-repository ppa:max-c-lv/shadowsocks-libev -y && \
    curl -sL | bash - && \
    apt-get install -y nodejs shadowsocks-libev && \
    npm i -g shadowsocks-manager && \
    echo "Asia/Shanghai" > /etc/timezone && \
    rm /etc/localtime && \
    dpkg-reconfigure -f noninteractive tzdata
ENTRYPOINT ["/usr/bin/ssmgr"]


  1. Start shadowsocks with manager API, it supports shadowsocks-python and shadowsocks-libev. For example, you can run this command:
ss-manager -m aes-256-cfb -u --manager-address
ssserver -m aes-256-cfb -p 12345 -k abcedf --manager-address
  1. run ssmgr with type s:

config file:

type: s

  password: '123456'
db: 'ss.sqlite'

If you want to use MySQL, the db must like this:

  host: ''
  user: 'root'
  password: 'abcdefg'
  database: 'ssmgr'

And you have to close only_full_group_by when the version of MySQL is greater than 5.7

ssmgr -c /your/config/file/path.yml

  1. If you have several servers, you have to run step 1 and step 2 in every server.
    The listening address in --manager-address of step 1 and in shadowsocks -> address of step 2's config file must be same. For security reseon, we recommend you to use instead of
  2. Now you can use the plugins to manage them. You can read the details in plugins readme page.
+-------------+    +-------------+       +------+
| Shadowsocks |    | Shadowsocks |  ...  |      |
| manager API |    | manager API |       |      |
+-------------+    +-------------+       +------+
       |                 |                  |
       |                 |                  |
+-------------+    +-------------+       +------+
| ssmgr       |    | ssmgr       |  ...  |      |
| with type s |    | with type s |       |      |
+-------------+    +-------------+       +------+
       |                 |                  |
       +------------+----+--------  ...  ---+
             | ssmgr plugins |
             |  with type m  |




ssmgr --help will show startup parameters info.

Usage: ssmgr [options]


    -h, --help                   output usage information
    -V, --version                output the version number
    -c, --config [file]          config file, default: ~/.ssmgr/default.yml
    -d, --db [file]              sqlite3 file, sample: ~/.ssmgr/db.sqlite
    -t, --type [type]            type, s for server side, m for manager side
    -s, --shadowsocks [address]  ss-manager address, sample:
    -m, --manager [address]      manager address, sample:
    -p, --password [password]    manager password, both server side and manager side must be equals
    -r, --run [type]             run shadowsocks from child_process, sample: libev / libev:aes-256-cfb / python / python:aes-256-cfb
    --debug                      show debug message

First, ssmgr will read the config file in --config, and other parameters(-detsmp) will replace the config file values.


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A shadowsocks manager tool for multi user and traffic control.

License:GNU General Public License v3.0


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