# Installing on Ubuntu or Debian Linux distributions

# Installing Rundeck


Rundeck depends on Java 11 or Java 8. The Java 14 packages will satisfy this dependency however Rundeck will not function properly with them. It is recommended to install the openjdk-11-jre-headless package manually.

sudo apt-get install openjdk-11-jre-headless

# Starting Rundeck

To start Rundeck:

sudo service rundeckd start

To verify that the service started correctly, tail the logs:

tail -f /var/log/rundeck/service.log

The service is ready once you see something similar to:

Grails application running at http://localhost:4440 in environment: production

# Logging in for the first time

  1. Navigate to http://localhost:4440/ (opens new window) in a browser.
  2. Log in with the username admin and password admin

Rundeck is now up and running!

Next, learn how to create your first project