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Server Installation



All major operating systems including Windows, Linux and macOS are supported.


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The use of Casibase is divided into two steps:

We strongly suggest you use Yarn 1.x to run & build Casdoor&Casibase frontend, using NPM might cause UI styling issues, see more details at: casdoor#294


For Chinese users, in order to download the Go dependency packages successfully, you need to use a Go proxy by Configuring the GOPROXY environment variable. We strongly recommend: https://goproxy.cn/


Casibase uses XORM to talk to the database. Based on Xorm Drivers Support, Casibase currently provides support for following databases:

  • MySQL
  • MariaDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • CockroachDB
  • SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • SQLite 3
  • TiDB


The source code of Casibase is hosted at GitHub: https://github.com/casibase/casibase. Both the Go backend code and React frontend code are inside the single repository.

NameDescriptionLanguageSource code
FrontendWeb frontend UI for CasibaseJavaScript + Reacthttps://github.com/casibase/casibase/tree/master/web
BackendRESTful API backend for CasibaseGolang + Beego + XORMhttps://github.com/casibase/casibase

Casibase supports Go Modules. To download the code, you can just simply clone the code via git:

cd path/to/folder
git clone https://github.com/casibase/casibase


Configure Casdoor

Please refer to Casdoor-SSO section to configure Casdoor.

Remember your clientIdclientSecretorganizationapplication and so on in Casdoor configuration, we will use them later.

Configure Database

Casibase supports mysql, mssql, sqlite3, postgres. Casibase uses mysql by default.


Casibase will store its users, nodes and topics information in a MySQL database named: casibase. If the database does not exist, it needs to be created manually. The DB connection string can be specified at: https://github.com/casibase/casibase/blob/master/conf/app.conf

driverName = mysql
dataSourceName = root:123456@tcp(localhost:3306)/
dbName = casibase


Since we must choose a database when opening Postgres with xorm, you should prepare a database manually before running Casibase.

Let's assume that you have already prepared a database called casibase, then you should specify app.conf like this:

driverName = postgres
dataSourceName = "user=postgres password=postgres host=localhost port=5432 sslmode=disable dbname=casibase"
dbName =
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For PostgreSQL, make sure dataSourceName has non-empty dbName and leave the standalone dbName field empty like the above example.


You can also use cockroachdb with postgres driver. It has same configuration as postgreSQL.

driverName = postgres
dataSourceName = "user=postgres password=postgres host=localhost port=5432 sslmode=disable dbname=casibase serial_normalization=virtual_sequence"
dbName =
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For CockroachDB, don't forget to add serial_normalization=virtual_sequence to the dataSourceName like the above example. otherwise you will get error regarding existed database, whenever the service started or restarted. Notice, this must be added before the database created.


You should specify app.conf like this:

driverName = sqlite
dataSourceName = "file:casibase.db?cache=shared"
dbName = casibase

Custom configuration

Casibase supports custom configuration, you can modify the configuration file conf/app.conf to change the configuration.

  • Backend (conf/app.conf)
casdoorEndpoint = <Your Casdoor endpoint>
clientId = <Your Casdoor application's client ID>
clientSecret = <Your Casdoor application's client secret>
casdoorOrganization = <Your Casdoor organization name>
casdoorApplication = <Your Casdoor application name>
  • Frontend (web/src/Conf.js)
serverUrl: "<Your Casdoor endpoint>"
clientId: "<Your Casdoor application's client ID>"
appName: "<Your Casdoor application name>"
organizationName: "<Your Casdoor organization name>"


There are currently two methods to start, you can choose one according to your own situation.


Casibase requires Casdoor to provide access control and some back-end services, so you must make sure Casdoor is running properly before running Casibase.

How to install and run Casdoor:

Development mode


Casibase's Go backend runs at port 14000 by default. You can start the Go backend with the following command:

go run main.go

After the server is successfully running, we can start the frontend part.


Casibase's frontend is a very classic Create-React-App (CRA) project. It runs at port 13001 by default. Use the following commands to run the frontend:

cd web
yarn install
yarn start

Production mode


Build Casibase Go backend code into executable and start it.

For Linux:

go build

For Windows:

go build


Build Casibase frontend code into static resources (.html, .js, .css files):

cd web
yarn install
yarn build


Visit: http://localhost:13001 in your browser. Login into Casibase dashboard with the user account you have just registered in Casdoor:


Then you will go to the home page of Casibase:



To use another port, please edit conf/app.conf and modify httpport, then restart the Go backend.