This feature is supported on the Self-Hosted platform, with an Enterprise+ license.
You can install and configure JFrog Distribution, single node and high availability. For additional information on high availability, see high availability
Before installing Distribution 2.x, you must first install JFrog Artifactory 7.x.
Use a dedicated server with no other software running to alleviate performance bottlenecks, avoid port conflicts, and avoid setting uncommon configurations.
To learn about the JFrog Platform Deployment, see System Architecture.
Admin Permissions for Installation
We recommend that you run the installation as a root user or provide sudo access to a non-root user.
You need to have admin permissions on the installation machine in the following cases.
Native installer - always requires admin permissions
Archive installer - requires admin permissions only during installation
Docker installer - does not require admin permissions
Before You Begin
Before you proceed, see System Requirements for information on supported platforms, supported browsers, and other requirements.
Operating Systems and Platform Support
The following table lists the supported operating systems and the versions.
7.x, 8.x, 9.x
18.04, 20.04, 22.04
Amazon Linux 2023, Amazon Linux 2
Breaking Change Affecting RPM/Yum/Linux Archive Installations on Centos 7.x*
As part of our commitment to our customers to maintain the security and reliability of your JFrog Platform, from Artifactory version v7.43.x, JFrog Artifactory will officially run with JDK 17 and Tomcat 9.x on all installation types. Note that JDK 17 and Tomcat 9.x are not supported on all Centos 7.x versions.
CentOS 8.x Support
CentOS 8.x reached its end-of-life in December 2021. CentOS 8.x support for JFrog products has been deprecated by the end of June 2022.
The following table lists the supported platforms.
Installation on Kubernetes environments is through Helm Charts. Supported Helm version is Helm 3+.
From version 7.41.4, Artifactory supports installation on ARM64 architecture through Helm and Docker installations. You must set up an external database as the Artifactory database since Artifactory does not support the bundled database with the ARM64 installation. Artifactory installation pulls the ARM64 image automatically when you run the Helm or Docker installation on the ARM64 platform.
ARM64 support is also available for Xray, Distribution, and Insight. ARM64 support is not available for Pipelines.
Database and Third-Party Applications in Distribution
Distribution supports the following versions of PostgreSQL.
Distribution HA requires an external database. Any change to configuration requires restarting of any Distribution node for changes to take effect for the whole Distribution cluster.
Distribution requires Redis and supports Redis 6.x. A supported Redis version is bundled with the Distribution installer.
Redis Password Restrictions
Redis password should contain only alphanumeric characters and should not contain any special characters.
Distribution Network Ports
Distribution uses the 8082 port by default for external communication.
Distribution uses the following internal ports by default for communication with JFrog Platform microservices.
8082, 8046, 8047, and 8049
PostgreSQL (if you use the bundled Postgres database)
The installation procedure involves the following main steps:
Download Distribution as per your required installer type (Docker Compose, RPM, Debian).
Install Distribution either as a single node installation, or high availability cluster.
Install third party dependencies (PostgreSQL and Redis database, included in the archive)
Configure the service.
Connection to Artifactory (
Additional optional configuration including changing default credentials for databases
Start the Service using the start scripts or OS service management.
Check the Service Log to check the status of the service.
Once you have finished the setting up Distribution, continue to Configuring Distribution.
To begin using Distribution, see Distributing Release Bundles.
Default Home Directory / $JFROG_HOME
The default Xray home directory is defined according to the installation type. For additional details see the Product Directory Structure page.
$JFROG_HOME represents the JFrog root directory containing the deployed product.
Distribution Single Node Installation
The following installation methods are supported:
Interactive Script (recommended)
Manual Linux Archive
Distribution HA Installation
The following describes how to set up an Distribution HA cluster with two or more nodes. For more information, see the System Architecture.
All nodes within the same Distribution HA installation must be running the same Distribution version.
Distribution HA requires an external PostgreSQL database. Make sure you have completed setting up your external database before proceeding to install the cluster nodes. The database connection details are used for each node installation. There are several ways to setup PostgreSQL for redundancy. Including: HA, Load Balancing and Replication. For more information, see the PostgreSQL documentation.
All the Distribution HA components (Distribution cluster nodes and database server) must be within the same fast LAN.
All the HA nodes must communicate with each other through dedicated TCP ports.
The following installation methods are supported:
Linux Archive/RPM / Debian