How to install Cozy-stack?


To install CouchDB 2 through Docker, take a look at our Docker specific documentation.

Note: to generate thumbnails for heic/heif images, the version 7.0.7-22 of Image Magick is required.

Install for self-hosting

We have started to write documentation on how to install cozy on your own server. The guide is still work in progress. So, don’t hesitate to report issues with it. It will help us improve it.

Install for development / local tests

Install the binary

You can either download the binary or compile it.

Download an official release

You can download a cozy-stack binary from our official releases: It is a just a single executable file (choose the one for your platform). Rename it to cozy-stack, give it the executable bit (chmod +x cozy-stack) and put it in your $PATH. cozy-stack version should show you the version if every thing is right.

Using go

Install go, version >= 1.9. With go installed and configured, you can run the following command:

go get -u

This will fetch the sources in $GOPATH/src/ and build a binary in $GOPATH/bin/cozy-stack.

Don’t forget to add your $GOPATH to your $PATH in your *rc file so that you can execute the binary without entering its full path.

export PATH="$(go env GOPATH)/bin:$PATH"

Add an instance for testing

You can configure your cozy-stack using a configuration file or different comand line arguments. Assuming CouchDB is installed and running on default port 5984, you can start the server:

cozy-stack serve

And then create an instance for development:

cozy-stack instances add --dev --apps drive,photos,settings --passphrase cozy ""

The cozy-stack server listens on by default. See cozy-stack --help for more informations.

The above command will create an instance on with the passphrase cozy.

Make sure the full stack is up with:

curl -H 'Accept: application/json' ''

You can then remove your test instance:

cozy-stack instances rm