Installing Client Tools

NOTE As this project is in a rapid development phase, running different release versions will likely present incompatibilities. Ensure you're running the same release version of client/server binaries (eg. 1.1.0-alpha5, released 2021-07-07)

From packages

Kanidm currently supports:

  • OpenSUSE Tumbleweed
  • OpenSUSE Leap 15.3
  • Fedora 33/34

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

Kanidm is part of OpenSUSE Tumbleweed since October 2020. This means you can install the clients with:

zypper ref
zypper in kanidm-clients

OpenSUSE Leap 15.3

Leap 15.3 is still not fully supported with Kanidm. For an experimental client, you can try the development repository. Using zypper you can add the repository with:

zypper ar -f obs://network:idm network_idm

Then you need to refresh your metadata and install the clients.

zypper ref
zypper in kanidm-clients


Fedora is still experimentally supported through the development repository. You need to add the repository metadata into the correct directory.

cd /etc/yum.repos.d
# 33
sudo wget
# 34
sudo wget

You can then install with:

sudo dnf install kanidm-clients

After you check out the source (see GitHub), navigate to:

cd kanidm_tools
cargo install --path .

Checking that the tools work

Now you can check your instance is working. You may need to provide a CA certificate for verification with the -C parameter:

kanidm login --name anonymous
kanidm self whoami -C ../path/to/ca.pem -H https://localhost:8443 --name anonymous
kanidm self whoami -H https://localhost:8443 --name anonymous

Now you can take some time to look at what commands are available - please ask for help at any time.