FusionAuth will install and run on nearly any system. We have done our best to document the supported configurations here. If you have any questions about platform support, please ask a question on the forum or open an issue on Github. If you have a licensed edition you may open a support request from your account.
Please read through this documentation and ensure you have met all of the requirements before continuing with the installation of FusionAuth.
FusionAuth will run on most platforms. The following list summarizes the supported platforms.
Linux - all distributions
macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or newer
Windows Server 2019
Docker, k8s and other container platforms are supported because the host operating system is based upon Linux.
FusionAuth ships with its own version of Java. The version that is contained in the bundle is the required and supported version.
Currently, Java 17 is the supported major version. Java 14 is the supported major version for all FusionAuth releases before FusionAuth 1.32.
To determine the Java version required for any given version of FusionAuth, download the appropriate FusionAuth package and examine the install script.
The minimum memory required to run FusionAuth will vary depending upon the number of users you expect and the general intended system capacity.
If you have memory lying around, feel free to throw more at it - but in a multi-node configuration
1GB assigned per node should be very adequate.
This memory is required for the FusionAuth application. Other programs as well as the operating system take memory too. If you are going to run another application on the same server or a local database, increase your memory appropriately.
If you intend to run Elasticsearch and FusionAuth on the same host you will need to ensure the host has adequate memory for both services and ensure you have adequate disk space for the Elasticsearch index to be stored.
Considerations that may require a larger amount of memory:
Bulk importing users into FusionAuth. If you are importing in chunks of 250k to 500k it is possible FusionAuth will require additional memory to complete this request.
> 1k Tenants. There are tasks that require a full traversal of all tenants, when you have 1000’s of tenants these tasks may affect performance and will increase your memory requirements.
> 1k Applications. There are tasks that require a full traversal of all applications, when you have 1000’s of applications these tasks may affect performance and will increase your memory requirements.
When using the Advanced Threat Detection feature, a minimum of
2GBof heap is required, and
When using Advanced Threat Detection, it is recommended to allow for adequate memory headspace on the deployment. If the FusionAuth application is taking
3GB of an in-memory heap, then its best to allocate at least
4GB (in total, possibly more) for the host system.
Compute Disk Space
The minimum disk space for a compute node (that is nodes that are running
fusionauth-app) required to run FusionAuth can generally be minimal. We recommend providing compute nodes with between
50GB of disk space. The
fusionauth-app installation is only a few hundred megabytes and the operating system is usually on a gigabyte or two. Therefore, you only need to provide enough space for logging and operations performed on the server.
This recommendation assumes that you aren’t running
fusionauth-search on the node and leveraging Elasticsearch. If you intend to use Elasticsearch, please see the disk space recommendations below.
The CPU required for compute nodes (that is nodes that are running
fusionauth-app) depends mostly on the login and registration volume you expect and the password hashing algorithm you use. Here are some general guidelines based on AWS EC2 nodes and using
PBKDF2 with a load factor of
24,000 for the password hashing algorithm:
|Node type||Logins/registrations per second|
10 - 20 logins per second
30 - 50 logins per second
FusionAuth Cloud runs on PostgreSQL.
If you would like the option to migrate to FusionAuth Cloud in the future, you must use PostgreSQL. If you use MySQL, you will not have the option to ever migrate your data to FusionAuth Cloud.
MySQL 8.0 or newer
MysQL platforms that utilize MySQL Group Replication are not supported.
MariaDB and Percona may work, however these variants are not actively tested against by FusionAuth.
See MariaDB known issues on our GitHub issues.
PostgreSQL 10 or newer
The RAM required by the database depends on your login volume and object counts. If you expect to have a few logins per minute and only a few thousand objects,
1GB-2GB of RAM will be sufficient. If you have hundreds of millions of objects and 1,000 logins per second, you’ll might need
256GB of RAM. We recommend running load tests of FusionAuth to help determine the amount of RAM that is required for your needs.
Database Disk Space
The amount of disk space required by the database depends on your configuration, login volumes, and total object counts. We recommend that you estimate the disk space based on the amount of data and storage configuration (event logs, audit logs, and raw login). It is also a good idea to use a system that allows you to expand the disk space if needed (such as Amazon RDS).
In most cases, if you have thousands of objects and low login volumes,
10GB of disk space will be sufficient. If you have millions of objects and high login volumes, you might need
1TB of disk or more.
Elasticsearch is optional, and may be leveraged for improving user search functionality. See the Core Concepts - User documentation for reference in configuration and usage.
If you will be running Elasticsearch on the same host as FusionAuth, please ensure there is adequate RAM for both services to operate normally. Elasticsearch may also protect the index by moving it to read-only if the underlying host is running low on disk space, ensure you have plenty of free storage for the Elasticsearch index.
Versions 6.3.x - 7.17.x are currently supported, later versions may work as well but may not have been tested for compatibility.
The RAM required by Elasticsearch depends on your login volume and user/entity counts. If you expect to have a few logins per minute and only a few thousand users/entities,
1GB-2GB of RAM will be sufficient. If you have more users/entities as well as logins, please size up accordingly. We recommend running load tests of FusionAuth to help determine the amount of RAM that is required for your needs.
Elasticsearch Disk Space
The amount of disk space required by Elasticsearch depends on your total user and entity counts. We recommend that you estimate the disk space based on the amount of data you will have.
In most cases, if you have thousands of users and entities,
10GB of disk space will be sufficient. If you have more users and entities please size up accordingly.
FusionAuth downloads the MySQL JDBC driver at install time. Due to the drivers' licensing, it cannot be bundled into the application. Prior to 1.16.0, the drivers were downloaded no matter which database you used. After that version, they are only downloaded if you are using MySQL.
If you are running FusionAuth in an environment with no network access and are using MySQL, you must download the MySQL driver jar file and place it in
If you are using a paid edition of FusionAuth, the instance must have outbound network connectivity for license id verification and metrics reporting. You must also allow access to enable advanced features provided by FusionAuth Reactor cloud services.
If you need specific hostnames to add to your network security or firewall safelist, please open a support ticket.
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