Welcome to CKAN’s Administration Guide


This is the documentation for CKAN version ‘1.8‘. If you are using a different version, use the links on the bottom right corner of the page to select the appropriate documentation.

This Administration Guide covers how to set up and manage CKAN software.

  • The first two sections cover your two options for installing CKAN: package or source install.
  • The rest of the first half of the Guide, up to Set and Manage Permissions, cover setup and basic admin.
  • The second half of the Guide, from Add Extensions onwards, covers advanced tasks, including extensions and forms.

For high-level information on what CKAN is, see the CKAN website.

General Administration

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