Installation Instructions


Check the requirements before going further.

From the archive (stable version)

  1. You must have a web server with PHP installed
  2. Download the source code and copy the directory kanboard where you want
  3. Check if the directory data is writeable by the web server user
  4. With your browser go to http://yourpersonalserver/kanboard
  5. The default login and password is admin/admin
  6. Start using the software
  7. Don’t forget to change your password!

The data folder is used to store:

  • Sqlite database: db.sqlite
  • Debug file: debug.log (if debug mode is enabled with the file driver)
  • Uploaded files: files/*
  • Image thumbnails: files/thumbnails/*

People who are using a remote database (Mysql/Postgresql) and object storage (AWS S3 or similar) don’t necessarily need to have a persistent local data folder or to change the permissions for the folder.

From the git repository (development version)

  1. git clone
  2. Go to the third step just above

Note: This method will install the current development version, use at your own risk.


Security measures:

  • Do not forget to change the default user/password
  • Do not allow everybody to access the directory data from the URL. A .htaccess file and a web.config file are included for Apache/IIS but other web servers have to be configured manually.