Snipe-IT v5.0.1 Released


If your minimum password setting in Admin > Settings was previously less than 8, you should change this to 8 or greater before upgrading. Failure to update this may cause other settings to fail on saving.

This is a bug fix release that should handle some of the issues reported over the past few days. While it’s a little gauche to have another release out so soon after the big one, we also expect some bugs, and we’re grateful for everyone’s thoughtful bug reports. We tested v5 quite a lot, but it was a pretty big update, so we knew there would be some issues – and this probably won’t be the last point release that happens this week.

If you’re running into an issue with images not showing up, that’s due to an outdated version of upgrade.php (outdated because of us, not you.) That script unfortunately tries (tried) to move your files to the Laravel-approved storage directory. Since that was last updated, we decided not to use that file path, so if you upgraded using upgrade.php and your images are coming up broken, please move the files in app/storage/uploads back to public/uploads and remove the symlink the upgrader created for you.

We’ll be hitting them back as quickly as you can throw issues at us, so keep them coming! We appreciate it 🙂


  • Fixed #8557 Docker’s trusted proxies – this was a regression
  • Fixed #8543 – hostname issue in Docker
  • Fixed #8567 – don’t require model for custom report
  • Fixed #8566 – PDF files displaying as ascii instead of downloading
  • Removed file mover and symlink from upgrade.php

IMPORTANT: This release requires PHP 7.1.3 or greater.


For general upgrading instructions, click here. Users who installed Snipe-IT via Git (recommended) can just run php upgrade.php.

For a full list of changes, see the changelog.

After completing the upgrade process, be sure to clear your browser cookies.

Upgrading from v3

Please see the upgrade instructions here.

About the author

A. Gianotto

Alison is the founder and CEO of Grokability, Inc, the company that makes the open source product Snipe-IT.

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