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The easiest way to set up an instance of Panopticlick is with docker, but it can be installed on a host machine if desired.

Partial Installation on Host

You may need to install libmysqlclient-dev and python-dev for Debian-based systems.

pip install -r requirements.txt

Then modify the relevant variables in

Now, you can run


Full Docker Installation

First, build the image

docker build -t panopticlick .

To generate self-signed certificates for the Panopticlick hosts, cd into examples/nginx and run


Then, from the git root, run

docker run -d --name panopticlick-db \
  -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=changeme \
  -e MYSQL_USER=panopticlick \
  -e MYSQL_PASSWORD=changeme \
  -e MYSQL_DATABASE=panopticlick \
  -v $(pwd)/examples/sql:/docker-entrypoint-initdb.d \
  mysql --default-authentication-plugin=mysql_native_password
docker run -d --name panopticlick-app \
  --link panopticlick-db:db \
docker run -d --name panopticlick-nginx \
  --link panopticlick-app:app \
  -v $(pwd)/examples/nginx/extra:/etc/nginx/extra \
  -v $(pwd)/examples/nginx/conf.d:/etc/nginx/conf.d \
  -p 443:443 \

Viewing Locally

Unless you've changed the server names specified in, you'll have to add the following line to your /etc/hosts file:

If you generated the certs yourself, in Firefox you'll have to go into private browsing mode to see the "I Understand the Risks" dialogue. You may also have to manually go to each of the above domains and go through the certificate exception process for each one in order for the application to be fully functional. Or with chrome, you can start chrome with the --ignore-certificate-errors flag, but beware this will ignore all certificate errors.


This project is licensed under the Affero General Public License, version 3. See the LICENSE file for details.


This is a rewrite of the original Panopticlick codebase, developed by Peter Eckersley at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Currently maintained by William Budington.