Important: this repository is no longer maintained. If you want to install Cozy Cloud, it's explained on our website.
Cozy Makes Your Web Apps Smarter
Cozy is a platform that brings all your web services in the same private space. With it, your web apps and your devices can share data easily, providing you with a new experience. You can install Cozy on your own hardware where no one profiles you.
See our online demo to discover our applications.
- Bug List
- Feature Request List
- Opened Pull Requests
- Waiting tickets
- Good tickets for a first contribution
Cozy Cloud is designed to be used remotely on your own server. So, this project contains what you need to achieve that goal (it only works for Debian/Ubuntu systems).
You will find all the steps to install Cozy on your platform on the project site.
You can reach the Cozy community by:
- chatting with us on IRC #cozycloud on irc.freenode.net
- Posting on our Forum
- Posting issues on the Github repos
- Mentioning us on Twitter
Install script status for Debian 6, Debian 7, Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 14.04.
How to install Cozy on your server?
On your local machine install Fabric and fabtools. For that purpose, be sure to have python and the pip tools on your machine. For instance, if you're on a Debian based distribution:
apt-get install python python-pip python-dev software-properties-common
If you're on an Apple computer (MacBook and so on), you should already have python and easy install tools, so you can just do:
sudo easy_install pip
Once you have the pip tools installed on your machine:
sudo pip install fabric fabtools
Download our Fabric file (a script that will run commands on your remote server):
Once your system is prepared, use the Fabric script from your local machine to launch the Cozy installation (run it in the same directory as the fabfile you downloaded before):
fab -H user@ip install
Enter your settings when prompted by the installer.
Be patient; some commands or app deployments can take some time. It depends on your network and hardware capabilities.
About local installation
To install Cozy locally, we recommend you to create a virtual machine, and then to run the fabfile script with your virtual machine as target. This allows you to experiment with Cozy without installing numerous packages into your environment.
Fabric authentifications issues
Allow root login, put in
PermitRootLogin yes # Or prefer PermitRootLogin without-password
Check Fabric connection:
fab -u root -H cozy.domain.tld check_fab
Use a user with right sudo config
pi ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL
Check Fabric connection:
fab -u pi -H cozy.domain.tld check_fab
Use sudo password:
fab -u pi --password=raspberry -H cozy.domain.tld check_fab
Try Cozy with Vagrant
If you want to use Vagrant to run Cozy Cloud Setup in a virtual machine we recommend you use the Ubuntu 12.04 box. Be careful as the update will require that you configure your boot sequence. Choose the first filesystem that is offered, then click ok.
The CPU is not a limitation, Cozy can even run on RaspberryPi.
RAM: 512MB (it allows to have 4 apps running simultaneously) Disk space: 5GB SD Class 10 for mini boards.
RAM: 2048 MB (it allows to have 15 apps simultaneously). Disk space: a lot of space to store all your files.
Once the installation is done, you can access https://IP:443 to create your Cozy main account. Be sure that you used the HTTPS protocol if you just see the nginx welcome page.
What will this script install on your server?
The Cozy install script installs the following tools:
- Python runtime
- Node.js runtime
- CouchDB document database
- Node tools: cozy-controller, cozy-monitor, coffee-script, brunch
- Cozy Controller Daemon
- Cozy Data Indexer
- Cozy Data System
- Cozy Proxy
- Cozy Home
If you want to know more about how Cozy works you can check our architecture page.
About virtual machines and containers
Because of the numerous technologies involved, we recommend you to run the Cozy stack in an isolated virtual machine or in a container (OpenVz or LXC). But it's not mandatory, you can install Cozy Cloud on your server (that's what you should do if you have a small server like a Sheeva Plug or an old machine).
Cozy is developed by Cozy Cloud under the AGPL v3 license (see each module for exceptions).