Installing from source


  • A server with Node.js version 18.17 or newer.
  • A database. Umami supports MySQL (minimum v8.0) and PostgreSQL (minimum v12.14) databases.

Install Yarn

npm install -g yarn

Get the source code and install packages

git clone
cd umami
yarn install

Configure Umami

Create an .env file with the following

DATABASE_URL={connection url}

The connection url is in the following format:



Build the application

yarn build

The first time the build is run, it will create all the required database tables in your database. It will also create a login account with username admin and password umami.

Start the application

yarn start

By default this will launch the application on http://localhost:3000. You will need to either proxy requests from your web server or change the port to serve the application directly.

Running Umami

You can simply run yarn start to start Umami, but it's highly recommended you use a process manager like PM2 which will handle restarts for you.

To run with PM2:

yarn global add pm2
cd umami
pm2 start yarn --name umami -- start
pm2 startup
pm2 save

Installing with Docker

Umami ships with a docker compose that contains the application and a PostgreSQL database.

To build the Docker container and start up with a Postgres database, run:

docker-compose up -d

Alternatively, if you want to use prebuilt images, you can pull the Umami Docker image with PostgreSQL support:

docker pull

Or with MySQL support:

docker pull