How to control Deluge remotely with a thin client

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Remote 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 that Deluge is configured for an unprivileged account like user’s account.

2. Gather the required information

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

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

  • Find your IP address:


  • Find your username:
  • Use the following command to get the 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 the 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 a user account first, or to a user for which Deluge is configured.

The 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 the Interface tab like on the picture.

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5. Adding Remote connection

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

The window 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 the Add button, and add parameters that you’ve obtained in previous steps.

6. Adding host

You need to fill information 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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About author Diego Asturias

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Diego Asturias is a tech journalist who translates complex tech jargon into engaging content. He has a degree in Internetworking Tech from Washington DC, US, and tech certifications from Cisco, McAfee, and Wireshark. He has hands-on experience working in Latin America, South Korea, and West Africa. He has been featured in SiliconANGLE Media, Cloudbric, Pcwdld, Hackernoon, ITT Systems, SecurityGladiators, Rapidseedbox, and more.

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