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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 to edit ~/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+

Download datastation-server-x64-0.5.0.zip.

curl -LO https://github.com/multiprocessio/datastation/releases/download/0.5.0/datastation-server-x64-0.5.0.zip
unzip datastation-server-*.zip

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.


Next edit /etc/datastation/config.yaml and replace the defaults with your own settings.

  sessionSecret: "some good long random string" # Any strong random string for signing sessions
    realm: https://accounts.google.com # Or some other realm
    clientId: "my id"
    clientSecret: "my secret"

  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

  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.