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Port Forwarding

How to Forward a Port

The steps below outline how to forward a port:

  1. Find the service and click Forward.
  2. Specify a port to use or use the randomly assigned port.
  3. Click the ✓ button to confirm your selection.
  4. Optional: click Cancel to remove the port assigned.

Admin vs Non-Admin Port Mappings

Rancher Desktop includes automated port forwarding for versions 1.9 and later. For non-admin port access, port mappings are configured to the localhost and unprivileged ports > 1024. Privileged port mappings can also be configured by users with admin permissions for ports <= 1024.


Please see Traefik Port Binding Access to configure ports at the operating system level.