SpiceDB Documentation
Getting Started
Installing SpiceDB

Installing SpiceDB on Ubuntu or Debian

This document outlines how to install SpiceDB for systems running Debian-like Linux distributions (opens in a new tab).

Every release of SpiceDB publishes .deb packages, snap (opens in a new tab) packages, and tarballs for AMD64 and ARM64 Linux.

Looking for .rpm packages? Visit the doc on Installing SpiceDB on RHEL/Centos

Installing SpiceDB using apt-get

Before installing SpiceDB, you must first install the following dependencies:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y curl ca-certificates gpg

These dependencies are used to verify and trust the official SpiceDB Debian repository. We'll do that by running the following commands:

curl https://pkg.authzed.com/apt/gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb https://pkg.authzed.com/apt/ * *" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/authzed.list'
sudo apt update

Once the apt has updated with our newly added source for SpiceDB packages, it can be installed just like any other package:

sudo apt install -y spicedb

Installing SpiceDB using snap

SpiceDB is available in the Snap Store (opens in a new tab) making it a single command to install:

sudo snap install spicedb

Manually installing SpiceDB binary for Linux

Manual installations of SpiceDB can use the following command to download the latest release for their platform and architecture:

curl https://api.github.com/repos/authzed/spicedb/releases | \
jq --arg platform $(uname | tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]') --arg arch $(uname -m) '.[0].assets.[] | select (.name | contains($platform+"_"+$arch)) | .browser_download_url' -r | \
xargs curl -LO

Afterwards, it is up to the user to extract the archive and decide where to place its contents on their systems.

We recommend following the XDG Base Directory Specification (opens in a new tab) if you're not trying to install SpiceDB system-wide.

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