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Sismics Docs

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Docs is an open source, lightweight document management system for individuals and businesses.

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A demo is available at

  • Guest login is enabled with read access on all documents
  • "admin" login with "admin" password
  • "demo" login with "password" password


  • Responsive user interface
  • Optical character recognition
  • Support image, PDF, ODT, DOCX, PPTX files
  • Video file support New!
  • Flexible search engine
  • Full text search in all supported files
  • All Dublin Core metadata
  • Workflow system New!
  • 256-bit AES encryption of stored files
  • Tag system with nesting
  • Import document from email (EML format) New!
  • Automatic inbox scanning and importing New!
  • User/group permission system
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Hierarchical groups
  • Audit log
  • Comments
  • Storage quota per user
  • Document sharing by URL
  • RESTful Web API
  • Fully featured Android client
  • Bulk files importer (single or scan mode) New!
  • Tested to one million documents

Install with Docker

From a Docker host, run this command to download and install Sismics Docs. The server will run on http://[your-docker-host-ip]:8100. The default admin password is "admin". Don't forget to change it before going to production.

docker run --rm --name sismics_docs_latest -d -e DOCS_BASE_URL='http://[your-docker-host-ip]:8100' -p 8100:8080 -v sismics_docs_latest:/data sismics/docs:latest

Note: You will need to change [your-docker-host-ip] with the IP address or FQDN of your docker host e.g.


Manual installation



The latest release is downloadable here: in WAR format. The default admin password is "admin". Don't forget to change it before going to production.

How to build Docs from the sources

Prerequisites: JDK 8 with JCE, Maven 3, Tesseract 3 or 4

Docs is organized in several Maven modules:

  • docs-core
  • docs-web
  • docs-web-common

First off, clone the repository: git clone git:// or download the sources from GitHub.

Launch the build

From the root directory:

mvn clean -DskipTests install

Run a stand-alone version

From the docs-web directory:

mvn jetty:run

Build a .war to deploy to your servlet container

From the docs-web directory:

mvn -Pprod -DskipTests clean install

You will get your deployable WAR in the docs-web/target directory.


All contributions are more than welcomed. Contributions may close an issue, fix a bug (reported or not reported), improve the existing code, add new feature, and so on.

The master branch is the default and base branch for the project. It is used for development and all Pull Requests should go there.


Get updates on Sismics Docs' development and chat with the project maintainers:


Docs is released under the terms of the GPL license. See COPYING for more information or see