Manual Install


  • You’ve Linux experience.

  • You’ve installed Java 11 or greater on your Linux machine.

On this page, you’ll learn:

  • How to run Kroki

  • How to configure Kroki

Download and Run Kroki

You can download the latest standalone executable jar from the GitHub releases page.

Once you’ve downloaded the jar file, open a terminal an type:

java -jar kroki-server.jar

The above command will start a web server on port 8000. You can change the port using an environment variable, or a Java system property named KROKI_PORT.

The Kroki server only includes the following JVM-based diagrams libraries:

If you want to use additional diagram libraries, you will either need to install them manually on your system or use Docker or Podman.

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