DataStation can run as either a desktop application or as a server application. You will need to have an OIDC provider if you want to run the server application. The server application comes with the ability to run and email reports daily, weekly, or monthly. It also comes with support for read-only dashboards.
Pre-built binaries are provided for 64-bit x86 machines running macOS, Windows, and Linux.
Download datastation-darwin-x64-0.5.0.zip and unzip. You will need to right-click the application to click Open so you can run the untrusted application.
Download datastation-win32-x64-0.5.0.zip and unzip. If you get a warning saying "Don't run", click "More info" and click "Run anyway". There may be a few second long security scan the first time you run.
Download datastation-linux-x64-0.5.0.zip and unzip.
Other systems and architectures may be supported but you will need to build them yourself. Follow instructions in the repo.
Light mode/Dark mode
To toggle light or dark mode in the desktop application, you'll need
~/DataStationProjects/.settings and add a new
theme key to the
top-level JSON structure:
, "theme": "dark". Then restart the application.
Since it must be valid JSON make sure the key-value pairs in the settings file do not end in a comma. You can use a JSON validator like jsonlint.com to check the syntax.
- x86_64 Linux machine
- Nodejs 16+
- PostgreSQL 11+
curl -LO https://github.com/multiprocessio/datastation/releases/download/0.5.0/datastation-server-x64-0.5.0.zip unzip datastation-server-*.zip ./build/release/install.sh
This install script will create a new
datastation Linux user if it
does not exist and will create a systemd service for DataStation and a
systemd timer for DataStation exports.
/etc/datastation/config.yaml and replace the defaults with your own settings.
auth: sessionSecret: "some good long random string" # Any strong random string for signing sessions openId: realm: https://accounts.google.com # Or some other realm clientId: "my id" clientSecret: "my secret" server: port: 443 address: localhost publicUrl: https://datastation.mydomain.com # The address users will enter into the browser to use the app tlsKey: /home/server/certs/datastation.key.pem # Can be left blank and set at the reverse-proxy level if desired tlsCert: /home/server/certs/datastation.cert.pem database: address: localhost # Address of your PostgreSQL instance username: datastation # Should be a dedicated PostgreSQL user for DataStation password: "some good password" database: datastation # Should be a dedicated database within PostgreSQL for DataStation
And then restart the systemd service:
sudo systemctl restart datastation.
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Last edited Dec 23, 2021.