CentOS 7 Installation


  • Web server (Apache/Nginx/Lighttpd) with SSL enabled.
  • MariaDB >= 10.1
  • PHP >= 7.0
  • PHP modules
    • mysqlnd
    • curl
    • json
    • gd
    • xml
    • mbstring
    • intl
    • readline
    • ldap (optional)
    • mcrypt (optional for importing older XML export files)
  • Latest sysPass version https://github.com/nuxsmin/sysPass/releases


CentOS 7 package installation.

yum install httpd php-ldap php-mcrypt php-mbstring php-gd php-mysqlnd php-pdo php-json php-xml php-ldap php-xml mariadb-server wget

Automated start/stop Apache web server and MariaDB server.

systemctl enable httpd.service
systemctl enable mariadb.service
systemctl start httpd.service
systemctl start mariadb.service

Setting up MariaDB.


Enabling firewall ports.

firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=http
firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=https
firewall-cmd --reload

Optional for enabling SSL.

In order to increase your sysPass instance security, please consider to use SSL. See Security and the following resources for Debian:

Directories and permissions

Create a directory for sysPass within the web server root.

mkdir /var/www/html/syspass

Unpack sysPass files.

cd /var/www/html/syspass
tar xzf syspass.tar.gz

Setup directories permissions. The owner should match the web server running user.

chown apache -R /var/www/html/syspass
chmod 750 /var/www/html/syspass/app/config /var/www/html/syspass/app/backup


sysPass needs to be allowed to write its configuration and some other files (backup, cache, temp, etc). We have 2 choices:


Please, run only one of the choices

  • Change SELinux’s context and user:
setsebool -P httpd_can_connect_ldap 1
chcon -R -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t /var/www/html/syspass/app/{config,backup,cache,tmp}
  • Disable SELinux by editing the file “/etc/sysconfig/selinux” and setting “SELINUX” variable’s value to “permissive”. You need to restart the system.

Installing dependencies

From sysPass root directory, download and install Composer (https://getcomposer.org/download/)

php -r "copy('https://getcomposer.org/installer', 'composer-setup.php');"
php -r "if (hash_file('sha384', 'composer-setup.php') === '93b54496392c062774670ac18b134c3b3a95e5a5e5c8f1a9f115f203b75bf9a129d5daa8ba6a13e2cc8a1da0806388a8') { echo 'Installer verified'; } else { echo 'Installer corrupt'; unlink('composer-setup.php'); } echo PHP_EOL;"
php composer-setup.php
php -r "unlink('composer-setup.php');"

Then install sysPass dependencies

php composer.phar install --no-dev

Environment configuration

Please, point your web browser to the following URL and follow the installer steps



Please, follow installer steps and after the successful finishing, you will be able to log into the application

To know how sysPass works, please see Application


It’s advisable to read the security recommendations on Security