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The ArchivesSpace archives management tool

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Getting started

If you have the Java 1.6.0 SDK (or above) you can build and run a demo server with the following commands:

 git clone git://

 cd archivesspace

 build/run dist

 java -jar archivesspace.jar

This will start the ArchivesSpace application running on:


and the backend web service running on:


If you'd like to use different ports, you can run:

java -jar launcher/archivesspace.jar [frontend port] [backend port]

To create a test account and log in, you'll currently need to use curl:

curl -v -F password=testuser "http://localhost:8089/auth/local/user/$username"
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