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RDT Client a web interface to manage your torrents on Real-Debrid, AllDebrid or Premiumize.

It supports the following features:

  • Add new torrents through magnets or files
  • Download all files from Real-Debrid, AllDebrid or Premiumize to your local machine automatically
  • "Symlink Downloader", which works with Zurg[zung] to make remote content appear to be stored locally, so that it can be managed / renamed by Radarr and Sonarr
  • Unpack all files when finished downloading
  • Implements a fake qBittorrent API so you can hook up other applications like Sonarr, Radarr or Couchpotato.

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Screenshot of rdtclient

How do I access rdtclient?

rdtclient will be available from your dashboard (https://<username>>), or directly, at https://<username>

Set your download directory

The app defaults to saving to /data/downloads - this will fail, and needs to be changed to your desired /storage/<whatever> mount.

A popular configuration for RDTClient is to use the "Symlink Downloader". It works like this:

flowchart TD
    G <--> |1. Add torrent|H[real-debrid]

    K[Plex/Jellyfin/Emby] --> |"Read file (symlink)"|L["/storage/symlinks"]

    K[Plex/Jellyfin/Emby] --> |"Resolve symlink (actual file)"|J["/storage/realdebrid-zurg/__all__"]
    %% G --> |Confirm download|J

    G[RDTClient] --> |3. Create symlink|P["/storage/symlinks"]

    H --> Q[Zurg+rclone]
    Q --> J

    Q --> O
    G[RDTClient] --> |2. Confirm download|O["/storage/realdebrid-zurg"]
  1. A torrent is added to RDTClient, which submits it to Real-Debrid to be downloaded
  2. Zurg is running, configured with an rclone mounts, so that /storage/realdebrid-zurg/__all__ shows all files in the user's Real-Debrid account, for all apps
  3. RDTClient confirms that the download is "completed" (expected files exist in /storage/realdebrid-zurg/__all__), and creates a symlink from /storage/realdebrid-zurg/__all__/<filename> to /storage/symlinks/downloads/complete/[radarr/sonarr]/<filename>.
  4. Now, Radarr / Sonarr can rename the "file" as they prefer, or move it around /storage/symlinks
  5. When the streamers (Plex / Jellyfin / Emby) try to play the file, the symlink will be resolved to the actual file in /storage/realdebrid-zurg, and the media will play as if it existed locally, at /storage/symlinks.

The Symlink Downloader can be a bit fragile to configure, and we're using a forked version of the upstream RDTClient in order to support symlinks properly. Below are details re the configuration for the Symlink Downloader:


  • Log Level: DEBUG (useful for troubleshooting)
  • Maximum parallel downloads: 100 (may as well, it's not as if we're actually downloading anything)
  • Authentication Type: No Authentication (already protected behind ElfHosted SSO)
  • Categories: Make sure these match your chosen Arrs

Download Client

  • Download client: Symlink Downloader
  • Download path: /storage/symlinks/downloads
  • Mapped path: /storage/symlinks/downloads (yes, they're the same)
  • Rclone mount path: /storage/realdebrid-zurg/__all__ (or an alternate path, if you're using another debrid provider)


  • Provider: RealDebrid
  • APK Key: <your RD API key>
  • Minimum file size to download: 5 (avoid downloading small samples and misc files)

qBittorrent / *darr

  • Post Torrent Download Action: Download all files to host (well, except we're faking it with symlinks, but we'll call it that)
  • Only download available files on debrid provider: checked โœ…
  • Minimum file size to download: 5 (avoid downloading small samples and misc files)

Default credentials

Our RDTClient instances are pre-configured for no authentication (because they're protected by SSO), but if you enable authentication, only to discover that you can't login, here are the default credentials:

  • User: elfie
  • Password: w3LN'9WE;c@*BXVPq{.Udb


If you encounter errors, for example your RDTClient downloads are stuck on "queued for downloading", this may be due to a path mismatch in the config. Under Settings -> General, set the log level to DEBUG. You should now be able to use Kubernetes Dashboard or FileBrowser to examine the pod logs and identify the issue.

How do I get support for rdtclient?

  1. For general use of rdtclient, refer to the official site or to one of the links below.
  2. For specific support re your ElfHosted configuration / account, see the ElfHosted support options!

rdtclient resources