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Version: v0.37


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:

$ docker pull oryd/oathkeeper$ docker run --rm -it oryd/oathkeeper help


You can install ORY Oathkeeper using homebrew on macOS:

$ brew tap ory/oathkeeper$ brew install ory/oathkeeper/oathkeeper$ oathkeeper help


On linux, you can use curl | bash to fetch the latest stable binary using:

$ curl | bash -s -- -b .$ ./oathkeeper help

You may want to move ORY Oathkeeper to your $PATH:

$ sudo mv ./oathkeeper /usr/local/bin/$ oathkeeper help


You can install ORY Oathkeeper using scoop on Windows:

> scoop bucket add ory-oathkeeper> scoop install oathkeeper> oathkeeper help

Download Binaries#

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 your $PATH (e.g. /usr/local/bin, ...).

Once installed, you should be able to run:

$ oathkeeper help

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 $PATH.

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.

$ go get -d -u$ cd $(go env GOPATH)/src/$ GO111MODULE=on make install-stable$ $(go env GOPATH)/bin/oathkeeper help