Error: Docker autodetect server


Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS
WebStorm 2020.2
Docker v19.03.12
Docker-Compose v1.25.0

I can use docker and docker-compose manually via the shell, but I have the problems with it in WebStorm:

How can I solve it?


Does the /var/run/docker.sock file exist? Judging by the "Unable to auto-detect settings" error - IDE is unable automatically detect the running Docker server. Sorry for obvious question - is Docker running on socket?

Please try restarting the system and Docker server. Please check also Troubleshooting for Docker.


Did you solve the issue? I'm facing the same now on Linux Mint. /var/run/docker.sock does exist, docker is running. Also, I cannot click the Configure executable link. Nothing happens.


Had the same error, fix it with adding your current user to the docker group


sudo usermod -aG docker $USER


after installation, docker unit socket has right rwrw--, so if you are not a member of the docker group you can't read it


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