Run Curity Locally

Run Curity Locally



Download and Install

If you haven’t downloaded Curity already you can find the latest release here

The installation procedure is the same on both macOS and Linux, but with a pre-requisite on macOS. See the macOS section in the end for details.

After you’ve downloaded the package, untar the server in a good location.

cd /opt
cp ~idsvr-4.1.0-linux-release.tar.gz .
tar xvf idsvr-4.1.0-linux-release.tar.gz

This creates a folder with the installation in the form idsvr-VERSION. Cd into that directory to run the installer.

cd idsvr-4.1.0

Now you will be prompted with a few options:

1. Accept the license agreement, which can be found in the installation

To proceed, enter the number corresponding to your choice:

1. Accept
2. Decline
3. View agreement

2. Optionally add license

If you already have a license you can past it here, but we’ll go through how to add it in the UI

If you have a license, paste the entire JSON contents of the license file here
or type the path of the key file if it is on this machine. Press enter if you
do not have a license or wish to install it later by other means.

3. If you like to enable SSH in Curity

Would you like to enable SSH, so that the Curity Identity Server can be administered
remotely via the command line? [y/N]

We recommend: yes

4. Set an admin password

Creating initial admin user
Admin Password:

5. Add RSA public keys for SSH

Enter a DSA or RSA SSH public key or file name containing such a public key for admin
or leave it blank to not enable SSH public key authentication for this user:

You can leave this blank and hit enter.

6. Encrypt sensitive configuration

Would you like to protect sensitive parts of the configuration with a unique encryption key? [y/N]

This is recommended for production systems, but is not needed for development.

7. Enable Admin UI

Would you like to enable the Admin Web UI for the Curity Identity Server? [y/N]

Type y

Start the first time

The first time you start you want to add the license if you haven’t already.

Start the server by running the following from the installation directory.


The console will show that it’s starting. We can now turn to the browser to access the admin UI.

First Login

Open a browser and go to https://HOSTNAME:6749/admin where HOSTNAME is the host Curity is installed on.

The first time you will be prompted to trust the certificate, since the installation creates one. This can be replaced later.

Enter admin as username and enter the password you created during installation. The system is now ready to be configured.


Now Curity is up and running but without any configuration. The next step is to setup the basic profiles and services. First Configuration

macOS installation

When installing on macOS all the steps apply, but you need to make sure that OpenSSL is installed. We recommend using homebrew to install it as follows:

brew install openssl

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