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.
Name - Select a name for this indexer. When it syncs to your apps, it will add
(Prowlarr) behind it.
Enable - Check the box to enable this indexer.
Redirect - Check the box if a redirect is necessary. There are only a couple of indexers where this is required to avoid being banned. If enabled, this will pass the grab link directly to the application rather than proxying it via Prowlarr.
Redirect is typically only needed for a handful of very specific indexers
Apps. The Standard default, profile already exists, and looks like this:
URL - The URL for Prowlarr to use.
Download Link - If you're adding a torrent indexer, you may need to choose what kind of download link to use.
API Path - (Advanced Option) - 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.
Additional Parameters - (Advanced Options) - 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, or just to organize your indexers.
Query Limit - (Advanced Option) If your indexer limits your API hits per day, you can enter that number here to avoid exceeding the limit.
Grab Limit - (Advanced Option) 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.
Indexer Priority - (Advanced Option) Select the indexer priority here from 1-50 (1 being highest). These priorities will sync to your 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.