Install And Configure Sabnzbd

SABnzbd is a binary newsreader which is used to download NZB files.

Please note a Usenet subscription is required to download media.

SABnzbd can be installed on your seedbox through the client area at Services > Click the green Active Button > Applications.

Once installed Sabnzbd can be accessed on the Installed Applications page at Services > Click the green Active Button > Installed Applications.

Click the “Go to application” to access the SABnzbd wizard.

First step is to choose your selected language and then click “Start Wizard”

Now you need to enter your Usenet provider details and then click next.

The initial setup of SABnzbd is now complete.

You can now exit the wizard and go to SABnzbd.

Please note SABnzbd is installed on a custom port you cannot access SABnzbd on port 8080 you will need to access by your custom port for example

Once you access SABnzbd go to the config which can be found in the top right hand corner of SABnzbd.

Then go to the folders tab. so can add your folders and set the permissions.

These folder settings can be set.

Temporary download folder: /downloads/incomplete
Completed download folder: /downloads
Permissions for completed downloads: 777

Then click Save Changes

Now a login needs to be set to secure SABnzbd, in the config go to the General tab.

Enter a username and password and password for Sabnzbd.

Change the “External internet access” setting to “Full Web Access” and click “Save Changes”

Once SABnzbd restarts you can now login with the credentials you entered in the previous step.

Upgrading Sabnzbd And The Certificates

Restarting SABnzbd in the client area on the Installed Applications page will update the Sabnzbd application and renew the certificates if expired.

Security Recommendation

Sabnzbd stores the username and password in plain text inside the sabnzbd.ini so please use a different username and password to what you have used on your other applications.


Occasionally users report issues with accessing Sabnzbd they are met with the error,

"External internet access denied -"

This can be fixed by following these steps,

1.Stop Sabnzbd in the client area on the Installed Applications page.

2.Open the sabnzbd.ini which can be found in your /downloads/Apps/Sabnzbd folder and change the inet_exposure value to 5 like this inet_exposure = 5 now save and close the sabnzbd.ini file.

3.Start Sabnzbd in the client area on the Installed Applications page.