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Rundeck is an open source automation service with a web console, command line tools and a WebAPI. It lets you easily run automation tasks across a set of nodes.

For more information, mailing lists, IRC channel, visit

See the Release Notes for the latest version information.

To Build:

Primary build is supported with gradle. More info in the wiki.

Gradle Build

./gradlew build


  • rundeckapp/target/rundeck-X.Y.war
  • rundeck-launcher/launcher/build/libs/rundeck-launcher-X.Y.jar

Note: some pom.xml files exist, but the Maven build is not currently working.

Other builds

The documentation can be built with pandoc.

Build the documentation. Artifacts in docs/en/dist:

cd docs

You can build .rpm or .deb files (requires pandoc to build the docs):

Build the RPM. Artifacts in packaging/rpmdist/RPMS/noarch/*.rpm

make rpm

Build the .deb. Artifacts in packaging/*.deb:

make deb

To build clean:

make clean


There are several install options: a self-contained jar file, or RPM, or Debian.

To start from the rundeck-launcher.jar, put it in a directory named ~/rundeck, then execute:

java -XX:MaxPermSize=256m -Xmx1024m -Xms256m -server -jar rundeck-launcher-2.0.0.jar

If you'd like to install via RPM, you can use Yum:

rpm -Uvh 
yum install rundeck

OR install directly from RPM:

rpm -ivh rundeck-2.0.0-xxx.rpm rundeck-config-2.0.0-xxx.rpm

Once the RPM is installed, execute:

sudo /etc/init.d/rundeckd start

The server should launch on port 4440, with default username/password of admin/admin.

For Debian, download the .deb from the downloads page, then run:

dpkg -i rundeck-2.0.0-x.deb
  • For more info and configuration information, see the Rundeck docs.


Java 7 (openjdk, sun)

Pandoc (documentation build only)


Available online at



Refer to the IDE Development Environment to get set up using IntelliJ IDEA or Eclipse/STS.

Do you have changes to contribute? Please see the Development wiki page.


Copyright 2015 SimplifyOps

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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