... the moment we've all been waiting for!

Choose Your Own Adventure

Self-Hosting Do It Yourself

If you are interested in installing OpenBoxes on your laptop or in the cloud, you should download the latest release and follow the installation instructions according to your platform. We recommend using Ubuntu 14.04, but you can also install on Mac and Windows.

NOTE: OpenBoxes is distributed as a WAR file. In order to run OpenBoxes you'll need to deploy the WAR file to a Java servlet container (i.e. Tomcat, Jetty, Glassfish, etc) -- Tomcat 7 is recommended. In addition, you'll need to install a somewhat recent version of the MySQL database (MySQL 5.5 or older).

Download Latest Release (openboxes.war) Getting Started Installation Guide


We do not currently offer an official hosted solution for OpenBoxes. However, if you are neither a developer nor a sysadmin and would like to use OpenBoxes please contact our support team and we can try to help.

We'll discuss your requirements to determine whether OpenBoxes would be a good fit for your organization. And if it is, we'd love to help install OpenBoxes on your preferred cloud providers (e.g. AWS, Azure, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud).

Eventually, if there's enough interest (hint: refer your friends) we'll consider an official hosted solution with packages that include services like hosting, configuration, implementation, on-going support, and custom development.

Contact OpenBoxes Support


If you are are a Java/Grails developer interested in contributing to the project or implementing your own functionality you should clone (see below) or fork the main repository on GitHub.

$ git clone

Please review the in order to learn how to set up your development envrionment.

View Source Code Getting Started