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Detailed Installation Instructions

If you have met all the Prerequisites, you can begin installing reNgine.

  • Let's begin by cloning the reNgine.
git clone
cd rengine

dotenv file

Before we begin installing reNgine, it is necessary to make changes to the dotenv file. You can edit the file using your favourite editor

nano .env


vim .env

The sample .env file can be found here.




Generating SSL Certificates

reNgine runs on https unless otherwise used for development purpose. Using https is recommended. To generate the certificates you can use

sudo make certs

Please note, while running any make command, you must be inside the rengine/ directory.

Build reNgine

To build the reNgine, use the following command

sudo make build

The build process is a lengthy process and expected to take some time.

Thanks to Baptiste MOINE for sending the PR that made build process so much simpler.

Run reNgine

Once the build process is successful, we're good to run reNgine. This can be done using below command

sudo make up

reNgine can now be accessed from or if you're on the VPS https://your_vps_ip_address

Registering an account

You will need to create a username and password in order to login to the reNgine. To register reNgine, please run the following command

sudo make username

You will now be prompted with some personal details(optional), username and password. We highly recommend that you set a strong password for reNgine.

You may now login to the reNgine web portal using the username and password that you just provided.

Checking logs

If you need to observe the logs, it can be done so by running the commmand

sudo make logs


If you encounter any issues while setup or scan, we advice you to raise an issue in Github and attach the log. While raising any new issues on Github, it is also adviced that you to look for any open issues on Github as well.

Stopping the reNgine

If you wish to stop the reNgine, it can be done so by using the command

sudo make stop

Restarting the reNgine

reNgine can be restarted using the command

sudo make restart

Removing all the reNgine Data

If you wish to delete all your recon data, it can be done using


This is a irreversible process and once pruned, you may never get back your recon data. Use with caution.

sudo make prune