How to control Deluge remotely with a thin client

deluge remote downloadRemote access is one of the greatest features of Deluge torrent client.

It allows you to manage torrents in Deluge remotely via a  local client.

You have to prepare your remote Deluge machine to accept remote connections, so please follow this tutorial carefully.

1. Log in to your Seedbox/VPS

To setup Deluge remote access, we need to configure our remote client first.

Log in via SSH to your Seedbox.

If you are logged in as a root  issue this command to switch to the user account.

The Reason for this is because Deluge is configured for the unprivileged account like users account.

2. Gather required information’s

We need to find info about our Deluge. If you are using our default configuration, information’s like username, password, Seedbox IP you can find in our Welcome email, and default port is set to 58846.

If this is not a case follow those steps to find your details:

  • Find your IP address:


  • Find your username:
  • Use the following command to get Deluge remote port:
  • Find your password:

3. Configure Deluge remote option

Now you need to do some little tweaks on your VPS/Seedbox.  Login remotely via SSH. If you are not sure how, please follow this guide How to Connect to Your Seedbox using SSH.

We need to stop existing Deluge service first:

Or if you are using our newest template:

If you are logged via SSH as a root account, you need to switch to user account first, or to a user for which Deluge is configured.

Next step is to set a password:

For everything to work properly, we need to allow remote connections.

Start Deluge:

4. Setting your Local Deluge client

We need to disable Classic mode. Go to Edit/Preferences and navigate to Interface tab like on the picture.

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5.Adding Remote connection

We need to add actual remote connection now. After you’ve disabled Clasic mode, you need to restart your Deluge client.

The window like below should pop up when you launch it next time.

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If not, open a Deluge and navigate to Edit/Connection Manager or press Ctrl + M.

Click on Add button, and add parameters that you’ve obtained in previous steps.

6.Adding host

You need to fill information’s like on the picture:

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Press Add, then Connect. After this step, you should be able to initiate a remote connection with Deluge.

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