This page will describe how to add and configure indexers in Prowlarr.
To add an indexer, first click on
Indexers on the left, then +
Add Indexer at the top of the page.
Choose your indexer from the list, or type a partial name in the box to find your indexer. If your indexer is not listed, you may be able to use "Generic Newznab" (for Usenet) or "Generic Torznab" (for torrents). Otherwise visit our Indexer Request site.
Generic Torznabassumes your indexer supports standardized *znab formats. If it doesn't, then this will not work
Note: almost every Usenet site is compatible with Generic Newznab.
To edit an indexer, first click on
Indexers on the left, then click the wrench icon to the far right of the Indexer you wish to edit.
To view details about an indexer, first click on
Indexers on the left, then click the i (information) icon to the far right of the Indexer you wish to edit.
Details available may include:
Once you've selected your indexer, there will be a pop-up containing further information you will need to configure it. Note that the specific settings will change slightly for each indexer based on their required fields and the type of indexer you're configuring.
Redirect is typically only needed for a handful of very specific indexers
Apps. The Standard default, profile already exists, and looks like this:
You can have different settings per app by creating multiple instances of the indexer
URL - Select the URL for Prowlarr to use. If blank, the default/first url is used.
Download Link - If you're adding a torrent indexer, you may need to choose what kind of download link to use.
(Advanced Option) API Path - Path to the Indexer's API. Typically
Credentials - Many indexers and trackers require you to authenticate / login in some way. You may have to enter an API key, RSS key, a session id, a cookie, or other credentials from your indexer (usually found in your Profile Page or under Security), select search orders, or other options for your specific indexer.
(Advanced Option) Additional Parameters - Additional parameters to add to the requests for this indexer.
VIP Expiration - Enter the date in ISO format (yyyy-MM-DD) to be notified 1 week prior to expiration; otherwise leave blank
Tags - Use tags to specify default download clients, specify Indexer Proxies, specify indexers to applications or just to organize your indexers.
(Advanced Option) Query Limit - If your indexer limits your API hits per day, you can enter that number here to avoid exceeding the limit.
(Advanced Option) Grab Limit - If your indexer limits your Grabs per day, you can enter that number here to avoid exceeding the limit. Once the grab limit is reached further queries will trigger an unhandled exception in *Arr Apps. Other apps may very.
(Advanced Option) Seed Ratio - For Torrent Indexers Only: The ratio a torrent should reach before stopping, empty is app's default
(Advanced Option) Seed Time - For Torrent Indexers Only: The time a torrent should be seeded before stopping, empty is app's default. Values are in minutes.
(Advanced Option) Indexer Priority - Priority of this indexer to prefer one indexer over another in release tiebreaker scenarios. 1 is highest priority and 50 is lowest priority. These priorities will sync to the *Arr apps.
Test your indexer, and if a green checkmark appears, you're okay to save it. When you save it, depending on your sync settings, it will be added to your apps automatically.
Navigate to (or create) the Custom Indexer Definition folder named
Custom within the
Definitions folder of Prowlarr's App Data folder
Save the Cardigann compatible YML file within the folder and ensure Prowlarr has permissions to access it.
The file name and id in the definition must be unique and cannot conflict with any other existing definitions. It's strongly advised to have the name in the definition to be unique as well.