Linux OS

RDA software installation on Linux OS

Note: Please check the Installation Prerequisites before you proceed.

Run the below commands to verify currently installed RDA prerequisites.

Note: Please make sure the below commands are in the PATH variable in the user's login profile.

docker --version
docker-compose --version
python3 --version
pip3 --version

Step 1: Request software by contacting The following procedure assumes you received the download link.

Download the 'rda-docker-compose-with-ssl.tar' software package.


Step 2: Extract the 'rda-docker-compose-with-ssl.tar' software package under the user's home directory or some other directory.

tar -xvf rda-docker-compose-with-ssl.tar

Step 3: Run python script as shown below.

Note: The creates a directory called 'cfx' under user's home directory for configuration files and exported files. (Ex: /home/macaw/cfx)

Below are the 'RDA' directory locations and their purpose.

/home/macaw/cfx/cfxdx/config --> Location of the conf.yml file where many datasource credentials and other settings are configured.

/home/macaw/cfx/cfxdx/output --> Location of the exported CSV / Excel / JSON files

Step 4: To access 'RDA' interface, open up a browser and enter the URL as https://ipaddress:9998

Note: If firewall service is running, enable port 9998/tcp to access RDA service through a browser.

Note: If firewall service is running, enable port 9998/tcp to access RDA service through a browser.


sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=9998/tcp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --reload


This section provides additional steps to deploy RDA on Ubuntu OS (Certified on 18.04).

Using the currently logged-in user, run the following commands to make sure the user has sufficient permissions.

macaw@ubuntu-test-box: sudo groupadd docker
macaw@ubuntu-test-box: sudo gpasswd -a $USER docker

macaw@ubuntu-test-box: docker ps 
  • If the above command throws an error 'permission denied error', run the following command to provide sufficient privileges to the currently logged-in user to run docker (Skip this step if the command does not throw permission denied error or the user has sufficient privileges/permissions).

macaw@ubuntu-test-box: sudo chmod 666 /var/run/docker.sock
  • Run the following commands to install docker-compose for the currently logged-in user.

 macaw@ubuntu-test-box: sudo curl -L "$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
 macaw@ubuntu-test-box: sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
 macaw@ubuntu-test-box: sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/docker-compose /usr/bin/docker-compose
macaw@ubuntu-test-box: sudo ufw allow 9998/tcp

Note: Access RDA using https://<rda-ip-address>:9998/

The default user name is rdademo and the password is rdademo1234

Note: Default username/password can be changed from docker-compose.yml file under RDA install directory.

Step 4: Accessing RDA Page

Install RDA Datanetwork Components (Optional)

The following steps explain how to install Kafka/Zookeeper components needed for RDA Data network bots. Download docker-compose file required to install Kafka/Zookeeper and use the below steps to start Kafka/zookeeper docker instances (these instances in turn will be used by RDA runtime) bash# cd /home/macaw/ bash# mkdir -p kafka-zookeeper bash# cd kafka-zookeeper bash# wget <docker-compose-file> bash# <edit the file and add the ipaddress or FQDN of RDA machine> bash# docker-compose pull bash# docker-compose up -d In addition to the above steps, make sure you enable the following ports

sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=2181/tcp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=9092/tcp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Upgrade RDA

Step 1: Make sure the docker (desktop) environment is intact as per RDA installation prereqs. Also, docker-compose is available to the user (as shown in the below screenshot).

Step 2: Go to the directory where RDA was previously installed.

Step 3: Make sure RDA is up and running. This can be verified by running the docker command as shown in the below screen shot.

Step 4: Go to the directory where RDA is installed and also, docker-compose.yml is available (as shown in the below screenshot).

Step 5: Using the docker-compose command 'docker-compose down' and bring down the RDA instances that are running in your environment as shown in the below screenshot.

Step 6: Using the docker-compose command, upgrade RDA using the 'docker-compose pull' command as shown in the below screenshot.

Step 7: Start RDA upgraded instance using 'docker-compose up -d' as shown in the below screen shot.

Step 8: Verify the RDA docker instances to be up-and-running using the 'docker ps -a' command as shown below screenshot.

Access RDA using https://<IPAddress>:9998 and verify the latest version.

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