Installing ORY Oathkeeper on any system is straight forward. We provide pre-built binaries, Docker Images and support various package managers.
We recommend using Docker to run ORY Oathkeeper:
You can install ORY Oathkeeper using homebrew on macOS:
On linux, you can use
bash <(curl ...) to fetch the latest stable binary
You may want to move ORY Oathkeeper to your
You can install ORY Oathkeeper using scoop on Windows:
The client and server binaries are downloadable at the
releases tab. There is currently
no installer available. You have to add the Oathkeeper binary to the PATH
environment variable yourself or put the binary in a location that is already in
Once installed, you should be able to run:
Building from Source
If you wish to compile ORY Oathkeeper yourself, you need to install and set up
Go 1.12+ and add
$GOPATH/bin to your
The following commands will check out the latest release tag of ORY Oathkeeper
and compile it and set up flags so that
oathkeeper version works as expected.
Please note that this will only work with a linux shell like bash or sh.