- Install via Docker (Recommended if you just want to try it out quickly)- This is the easiest/quickest way to get everything running locally (no matter your technical skills). We even have a script to automatically load some test data and test accounts into your Docker instance.
- Install the User Interface only, while using the demo REST API backend - This is the easiest way to try out just the User Interface locally. Keep in mind, by default, the User Interface will be installed to use our DSpace 7 REST API Demo as a backend. Therefore, you will be interacting with the content on that demo site and will need to use the login information for the demo site (see above)
- Install both the User Interface and REST API locally (bring your own test content). This is a fully manual local installation. Keep in mind this installation process is may still change slightly before the final 7.0 release.
Install via Docker
At this time, DSpace Docker resources are not production ready. They have been build for development/testing only. Therefore, DSpace Docker images may not be fully secured or up-to-date. While you are welcome to base your own images on these DSpace images/resources, these should not be used "as is" in any production scenario. That said, they are a great way to test DSpace 7 quickly and easily.
Running DSpace 7 via Docker allows you to quickly & easily install and start up all the "parts" of DSpace (database, Solr index, REST API, user interface) without having to install them all yourself. This will work on any operating system (Windows 10, Mac OS, or Linux).