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Installing cozy-stack from precompiled package

Cozy repositories

First, configure cozy repositories on your system.

sudo apt install ca-certificates apt-transport-https wget

Then, fetch the GPG Cozy signing key:

wget -O /tmp/cozy-keyring.deb
sudo dpkg -i /tmp/cozy-keyring.deb

Finally, setup your repository.

DISTRIB_ID="$(lsb_release -is)"
DISTRIB_CODENAME="$(lsb_release -cs)"
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/cozy-keyring.gpg]${DISTRIB_ID,,}/ ${DISTRIB_CODENAME} stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cozy.list > /dev/null
sudo apt update

Install cozy-stack

The package installation needs to connect to CouchDB as an administrator to create a CouchDB user for cozy-stack. When installing the cozy-stack package, it will ask you a few questions, including passwords.


The passwords that you need to define are used in shell scripts so currently avoid to use one with simple or double quotes or others shell meaningfull symbols. We advise you to choose one with only alphanumeric characters to avoid trouble.

You will need to fill those mandatory parameters:

  • CouchDB Address: by default, it’s
  • CouchDB Node name: by default, it’s couchdb@ This is needed to create a cozy user
  • CouchDB Admin user: by default, it’s admin
  • CouchDB Admin password: put the one you choose during CouchDB setup
  • CouchDB cozy user name: by default, it’s cozy. This is the user that will get created in CouchDB and used by cozy-stack to access CouchDB
  • CouchDB cozy user password: pick a password
  • Cozy-stack admin passphrase: pick a password. This is the passphrase that will be needed to launch cozy-stack administrative commands For stack management (create instances, install applications…), Cozy need an administrator password. So pick a new one. When invoking cozy-stack, you need to set the COZY_ADMIN_PASSWORD environment variable with this password. You can put it on your .bashrc for simplier life if you want. If you don’t, cozy-stack will simply ask for it.

Installing cozy-stack package is done with the following command:

sudo apt install -y cozy-stack

At this point, you should have a working Cozy stack, depending on the branch you’ve chosen you can get a different version displayed.

curl http://localhost:8080/version

This command should give you cozy-stack installed version. For example: