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Limbarine LIMBAS

About Limbas

Limbas is a database framework for creating database-driven business applications. As a graphical database frontend, it enables the efficient processing of data stocks and the flexible development of comfortable database applications. LIMBAS is brought to you by the LIMBAS team at LIMBAS GmbH.

Supported databases

  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • SAP MaxDB
  • Oracle


  • Linux server
  • Apache
  • PHP8+
  • PDO / unixODBC

Online Resources

If you have any questions please take advantage of one of the following online resources:


The Limbas framework is licensed under the GNU GPL v2.0.


A detailed description of how to perform a new INSTALLATION is provided at

Web installer

The web installer is the easiest way to install Limbas on a webspace (recommended for non developers).
Download here
It downloads the latest Limbas package and unpacks it with the right permissions and the right user account.
Finally, you will be redirected to the Limbas installer. Internet connection required.

After installation, change the domain root to the "public" directory.

Installation from release package

  1. Upload the openlimbas_X.X.tar.gz package to an empty directory on your server and extract it.
  2. Be sure your domain root points on the directory "public".
  3. Open Limbas in your browser. It will redirect you to the installation page.
  4. Follow the steps on the installation page.
  5. Once the setup is completed you can sign in with the default credentials


Make sure to back up the directories before updating.
To update an existing Limbas system, replace the "limbas_src", "vendor" and "assets" (in "public") folders.

Default credentials

User: admin
Password: limbas