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Installing IAM Console

Guide to install  IAM Console on your own server


Installing Soffid IAM solution requires the following requirements:

  • Windows or Linux (Ubuntu are the most used)
  • Java JDK 8 or higher. Java JDK11 recommended
  • 8GB RAM
  • > 10GB disk space
  • Supported database installed

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You can download Soffid 3 components from our website Soffid Download Manager

Depending on your platform, you can download the MSI, RPM or DEB version.

IAM Console download.png

As soon as the file is in your computer, copy the file into a path of your server.

Installing IAM Console


Open the installation file. It will create the operating system level service and will start it. After some seconds, the installation wizard will be up and running in port 8080.


We recommend to install the package like:

sudo dpkg -i '/your-path/SOFFID 3 Console-Debian_Ubuntu installer-3.0.0.deb'

You can ckeck the IAM Console service status:

systemctl status soffid-iamconsole.service


Then, open the web browser pointing to http://localhost:8080

The wizard will ask for the following information:

The next step, allows you to enter the name and password for the initial Soffid user. You must enter:

  • Login name: by default it's admin, but you can use any other naming convention. To change it is good security practice.
  • First name: Your first name.
  • Last name: Your last name.
  • Password: Enter the initial password to use. Write it twice and don't forget it.

Manual Configuration

Configuring service startup

If you are using the RPM, DEB or MSI installers, the service is automatically configured to start up with the computer. If you are using the .tar.gz file, you must enable it manually. Execute these commands as root to start Soffid IAM console service on boot:

ln -fs /opt/soffid/iam-console-3/bin/ /etc/init.d/soffid-iamconsole
ln -fs /etc/init.d/soffid-iamconsole /etc/rc2.d/S98soffid-iamconsole
ln -fs /etc/init.d/soffid-iamconsole /etc/rc3.d/S98soffid-iamconsole
ln -fs /etc/init.d/soffid-iamconsole /etc/rc2.d/K10soffid-iamconsole
ln -fs /etc/init.d/soffid-iamconsole /etc/rc3.d/K10soffid-iamconsole

If something is not running as expected, please check the log at:

root@localhost:~# cd /opt/soffid/iam-console-3/logs
root@localhost:/opt/soffid/iam-console-3/logs# less soffid.YEAR-MONTH-DAY.log

Now you can connect IAM Console http://localhost:8080/soffid The first thing you must do is to configure database parameters and admin user. When the console is created, the password for user admin will be valid for 24 hours.