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Install ZITADEL on MacOS

Install PostgreSQL

Download a postgresql binary as described in the PostgreSQL docs. ZITADEL is tested against PostgreSQL and CockroachDB latest stable tag and Ubuntu 20.04.

Run PostgreSQL

sudo pg_ctl init -D /tmp/postgresql
sudo pg_ctl start -D /tmp/postgresql

Install ZITADEL

Homebrew

brew install zitadel/tap/zitadel

Download from GitHub

Download the ZITADEL release according to your architecture from Github

Unpack the archive

move to your download location and unpack the archive

#unpack and copy to /usr/local/bin
LATEST=$(curl -i https://github.com/zitadel/zitadel/releases/latest | grep location: | cut -d '/' -f 8 | tr -d '\r'); wget -qO- https://github.com/zitadel/zitadel/releases/download/$LATEST/zitadel_Darwin_$(uname -m).tar.gz | tar -xJ zitadel && sudo mv zitadel /usr/local/bin

Run ZITADEL

ZITADEL_DATABASE_POSTGRES_HOST=localhost ZITADEL_DATABASE_POSTGRES_PORT=5432 ZITADEL_DATABASE_POSTGRES_DATABASE=zitadel ZITADEL_DATABASE_POSTGRES_USER_USERNAME=zitadel ZITADEL_DATABASE_POSTGRES_USER_PASSWORD=zitadel ZITADEL_DATABASE_POSTGRES_USER_SSL_MODE=disable ZITADEL_DATABASE_POSTGRES_ADMIN_USERNAME=$(whoami) ZITADEL_DATABASE_POSTGRES_ADMIN_SSL_MODE=disable ZITADEL_EXTERNALSECURE=false zitadel start-from-init --masterkey "MasterkeyNeedsToHave32Characters" --tlsMode disabled

Open your favorite internet browser and navigate to http://localhost:8080/ui/console. This is the default IAM admin users login:

  • username: zitadel-admin@zitadel.localhost
  • password: Password1!
info

In the above username, replace localhost with your configured external domain, if any. e.g. with zitadel-admin@zitadel.sso.my.domain.tld

note

This guide is based on a local setup. If you encounter an error "Instance Not Found" please read the following section: Instance not found

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Setup ZITADEL with a service account

ZITADEL_DATABASE_POSTGRES_HOST=localhost ZITADEL_DATABASE_POSTGRES_PORT=5432 ZITADEL_DATABASE_POSTGRES_DATABASE=zitadel ZITADEL_DATABASE_POSTGRES_USER_USERNAME=zitadel ZITADEL_DATABASE_POSTGRES_USER_PASSWORD=zitadel ZITADEL_DATABASE_POSTGRES_USER_SSL_MODE=disable ZITADEL_DATABASE_POSTGRES_ADMIN_USERNAME=$(whoami) ZITADEL_DATABASE_POSTGRES_ADMIN_SSL_MODE=disable ZITADEL_EXTERNALSECURE=false ZITADEL_FIRSTINSTANCE_MACHINEKEYPATH=/tmp/zitadel-admin-sa.json ZITADEL_FIRSTINSTANCE_ORG_MACHINE_MACHINE_USERNAME=zitadel-admin-sa ZITADEL_FIRSTINSTANCE_ORG_MACHINE_MACHINE_NAME=Admin ZITADEL_FIRSTINSTANCE_ORG_MACHINE_MACHINEKEY_TYPE=1 zitadel start-from-init --masterkey "MasterkeyNeedsToHave32Characters" --tlsMode disabled

# then you can move your machine key
mv /tmp/zitadel-admin-sa.json $HOME/zitadel-admin-sa.json

This key can be used to provision resources with for example Terraform.

What's next

For running a production grade ZITADEL instance in your environment, go on with the configure ZITADEL section.

caution

The ZITADEL management console requires end-to-end HTTP/2 support

Disclaimer

This guide is for development / demonstration purpose only and does NOT reflect a production setup.

Things such as TLS termination and email verification will not be available unless you

  • Use an API gateway with valid certificates in front of the service
  • Configure an appropriate email server