Installing ftrack
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Written by Fredrik Limsater
Updated over a week ago

💡 Note that this article is about the Classic on-prem installation package targeting Centos6. A new ftrack installation package is available, please read more here.

Installing ftrack

To install ftrack on your new CentOS 6 server download the latest version from and run the install script:

Note: You must be on the Enterprise plan and have valid permission to download ftrack. Please contact if you are eligible and would like to be given permission.

Note: This installation script requires ftrack server version 3.1 or higher.

curl -O

or download the install script and follow the steps manually for more control and to understand what it is doing.

Note: When the installation is complete the ftrack configuration script needs to be updated with ftrack.service_secret and ftrack.server_url for the server to function properly. Follow the instructions here.

Note: By default a user with username root and password 12345 is created and can be used to login to ftrack through a browser on port 80.


ftrack uses MariaDB 5.5 as its database and it is installed as part of the installation script. The installation script will set the root password of MariaDB to “rootpass”. You should change this to something more secret after the installation if completed.

Firewall and ports

A local installation of ftrack requires port 80 to be open and accessible from all clients in order to function properly.

ftrack on disk

The ftrack installation consists of two main folders located in /opt:

  • /opt/ftrack The main ftrack service that will be replaced when upgrading to a new version. Any changes to this folder will therefore be replaced.

  • /opt/ftrack_config The configuration and data folder where sessions, configuration files and data such as thumbnails and files are stored.

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