Debian 9 Installation


Work in progress


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


Debian GNU/Linux package installation.

apt install locales apache2 libapache2-mod-php7.0 php-pear php7.0 php7.0-cgi php7.0-cli \
php7.0-common php7.0-fpm php7.0-gd php7.0-json php7.0-mysql php7.0-readline \
php7.0-curl php7.0-intl php7.0-ldap php7.0-mcrypt php7.0-xml php7.0-mbstring

service apache2 restart

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

Installing dependencies

From sysPass root directory, download and install Composer (

cd /var/www/html/syspass
php -r "copy('', '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');"


You may take the newest install instructions from composer-website (, as the Hashes of the composer-setup changes with new releases. Otherwise the verification command end in “Installert corrupt”.

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



More information about how sysPass works on Application


It’s very advisable to take a look to security advices on Security