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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 archivesspace.jar [frontend port] [backend port]

To set up the application log in to the frontend application using the adminstrator account:

  • Username: admin
  • Password: admin

Create a repository after logging in. Once you have created a repository, you can log out and register new user accounts from the link in the log-in form.

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