Gateway Installation Guide: Introduction


This guide explain how to install the CipherMail gateway community edition. For instructions on how to install the Enterprise edition, please contact us.

This install guide explains how to install CipherMail on Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat, CentOS and SUSE. The .deb and .rpm packages have been tested on Ubuntu 18.04, Debian 9, RedHat/CentOS 7 and SLES 12. It is recommended to install CipherMail on a dedicated and clean machine.


Commands that should be executed from the command line start with the $ sign.


  • PostgreSQL, MySQL or Oracle

  • Postfix

  • OpenJDK 7 or 8

  • ANT

  • Tomcat (or Jetty)


The installation steps explain on how to configure CipherMail with PostgreSQL. For configuring CipherMail with MySQL/MariaDB or Oracle, see appendix.