CKAN is an open-source DMS (data management system) for powering data hubs and data portals. CKAN makes it easy to publish, share and use data. It powers, and among many other sites.
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CKAN: The Open Source Data Portal Software

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CKAN is the world’s leading open-source data portal platform. CKAN makes it easy to publish, share and work with data. It's a data management system that provides a powerful platform for cataloging, storing and accessing datasets with a rich front-end, full API (for both data and catalog), visualization tools and more. Read more at


See the CKAN Documentation for installation instructions.


If you need help with CKAN or want to ask a question about CKAN, use either the ckan-discuss mailing list or the CKAN tag on Stack Overflow (try searching the Stack Overflow and ckan-discuss archives for an answer to your question first).

If you've found a bug in CKAN, open a new issue on CKAN's GitHub Issues (try searching first to see if there's already an issue for your bug).

If you find a potential security vulnerability please email, rather than creating a public issue on GitHub.

Contributing to CKAN

For contributing to CKAN or its documentation, see CONTRIBUTING.

If you want to talk about CKAN development say hi to the CKAN developers on the ckan-dev mailing list or in the #ckan IRC channel on

If you've figured out how to do something with CKAN and want to document it for others, make a new page on the CKAN wiki, and tell us about it on ckan-dev.

Copying and License

This material is copyright (c) 2006-2014 Open Knowledge Foundation.

It is open and licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL) v3.0 whose full text may be found at: