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The digital tool for projects in the field: Web-based application to manage documents, images, videos and geodata. It contains a full content search, a translated interface into several languages and it connects easily to the K-Link services.

Visit the K-Link technology website for more information!

If you find any issues with this application, please report them at the issue tracker. Contributions are both encouraged and appreciated. If you would like to contribute, please check the website for more information.

The upstream repository is at:


K-Box can be installed on most operating systems. The setup is heavily based on Docker.


Simplest installation

These few commands allow you to quickly install a K-Box locally on your computer for testing purposes.

  • Create a directory: mkdir k-box && cd k-box
  • Download configuration file: curl -o docker-compose.yml
  • Start up services: docker-compose up -d or sudo docker-compose up -d, depending on your configuration of Docker (when running this for the first time, it will download a lot of data and take a while)
  • Create the administrator: docker-compose exec kbox php artisan create-admin admin@kbox.local or sudo docker-compose exec kbox php artisan create-admin admin@kbox.local, depending on your configuration of Docker
  • Visit your K-Box: http://localhost:8080 (you can login to the K-Box with the username admin@kbox.local and the chosen password).

For installation on a server in the Internet or more configuration options, see the documentation on installation of the K-Box.


The K-Box consists of different components:

Name Image Based on Description
K-Box application kbox PHP and Laravel The interface of the knowledge management system
K-Search API ksearch PHP and Symfony 4 Full text search component used for K-Link and K-Box
K-Search Engine engine Apache SOLR Open Source search engine pre-configured for the K-Search
Database database MariaDB A database for the use of the K-Box web application.


Programmers may check out the developers documentation


The K-Box code is covered by unit tests. For more information see Executing Unit Tests.


Your contribution is very welcome. Find more information in our contribution guide.


The K-Box is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License v3.0.

This program is Free Software: You can use, study, share and improve it at your will. Specifically you can redistribute and/or modify it under the terms of the AGPL 3.0 license.