In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install Apache CouchDB on CentOS 8. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with
sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.
Apache CouchDB is a free software resource that allows us to access data from where necessary by defining the Couch Replication Protocol, which was implemented by a variety of projects and products that cover all IT environments, from globally distributed server clusters, or mobile phones to web browsers.
Install Apache CouchDB on CentOS 8
Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.
sudo dnf install epel-release sudo dnf update
Step 2. Install Apache CouchDB on the CentOS system.
Now we add the CouchDB repository:
sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/bintray-apache-couchdb-rpm.repo
Enter the following:
[bintray--apache-couchdb-rpm] name=bintray--apache-couchdb-rpm baseurl=http://apache.bintray.com/couchdb-rpm/el$releasever/$basearch/ gpgcheck=0 repo_gpgcheck=0 enabled=1
Once done, we can install couchDB with the following command:
sudo dnf install couchdb
After the installation is completed, enable and start the CouchDB service:
sudo systemctl enable --now couchdb
Step 3. Configuration of CouchDB on CentOS 8.
CouchDB can be configured either as a standalone mode or in a clustered mode. In this guide, however, we are going to configure the CouchDB server in the single-mode configuration. Also, we will configure CouchDB such that we can access it via a web browser:
sudo nano /opt/couchdb/etc/local.ini
[admins] admin = my-secure-passwd
Restart the CouchDB service to change the password to a hash:
sudo systemctl restart couchdb
Step 4. Configuration Firewall.
Remember that CouchDB works through port 5984. So, the first thing is to open that port in the firewall:
sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=5984/tcp --permanent --zone=public sudo firewall-cmd --reload
Step 5. Verifying CouchDB Installation
To check if the installation was done successfully, issue the following
curl command that will display the CouchDB database information in JSON format:
If you prefer GUI, you can access the CouchDB web-based interface, Fauxton at:
That’s all you need to do to install CouchDB on CentOS 8. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Apache CouchDB, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.