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Downloading rasdaman

There are several ways to get rasdaman - installing from source, installing prefabricated RPM packages, or downloading a preconfectioned Virtual Machine.

This is the download location for rasdaman community; for rasdaman enterprise contact rasdaman GmbH. (what's the difference?)

Alternative 1: Source Code

Download and compile rasdaman. This is the most flexible alternative, but requires some system management skills.

Alternative 2: RPM packages

Get preconfectioned packages for installation; this requires only superficial administration knowledge.

Alternative 3: Virtual Machine

By downloading a Virtual Machine (VM) you get a fully configured system with rasdaman installed and ready to run. This alternative does not require any system administration skills other than starting the VM and working with the rasdaman services, e.g., via the OGC standards based geo service interface.

rasdaman 9.2 VM image

A recent rasdaman VM image can be downloaded from here.

Login credentials: rasdaman/rasdaman; rasdaman is installed in /opt/rasdaman

rasdaman 9.1 VM image

A rasdaman 9.1 VM image can be downloaded in the following formats:

  • VirtualBox package that can be readily used in VirtualBox by opening the .vbox file
  • OVA package which can be imported in most VM software, including VirtualBox, VMWare, etc.

Login credentials: rasdaman/rasdaman

rasdaman @ OSGeo Live

A complete VM, also including all OSGeo certified tools, is available for download at Be aware that this installation relies on the OSGeo release cycle and, therefore, will usually not reflect the latest software state.


There are several security measures available, which should be considered seriously. Among them are the access right mechanisms found in Tomcat, web server, rasdaman, and PostgreSQL. We highly recommend to make use of these.

For Tomcat, Web server, and PostgreSQL we refer to the pertaining documentation. For rasdaman, we recommend to change the default user passwords in rasdaman (rasguest/rasguest for read-only access, rasadmin/rasadmin for read-write and administrator access) to not run into the Oracle "Scott/tiger" trap. Even better, add separate, private users. For all these actions, the rascontrol utility is your friend (cf. installation guide). Along the same line we recommend to configure petascope access to rasdaman using a read-only login which is different from the default one provided in the file.

The servlet is safe against SQL injection attacks - we are not aware of any means for the user to send custom queries to the PostgreSQL server or the rasdaman server. XSRF and XSS represent no danger to the service because there is no user generated content available. The service doesn't use cookies.

Next Steps

Once the rasdaman service is up and running you may be interested in clients available.

Anytime, find additional information in documentation, FAQ, and known issues.