Install/Update/Uninstall Anaconda Repository

Enterprise Support is included with your purchase of Anaconda Enterprise Repository. If you have any questions during installation, please contact your sales representative or open a ticket with Enterprise Support.

Install Anaconda Repository

Your server must meet the requirements for hardware, software, security, and network. Please review and verify all your Anaconda Repository requirements before beginning your installation.

Install summary

  1. Install MongoDB 2.6
  2. Create the Anaconda Repository administrator account
  3. Install Miniconda
  4. Use Miniconda to download and install Anaconda Repository enterprise packages
  5. Configure Anaconda Repository
  6. Start and log on to Anaconda Repository
  7. Set up automatic restart on reboot, fail or error
  8. Client configuration
  9. Install Anaconda Repository license
  10. (Optional) Mirror installers for Anaconda and Miniconda
  11. (Optional) Adjust IPTables to accept requests on port 80
  12. Mirror Anaconda Cloud

1. Install MongoDB 2.6

In a terminal window, create the yum repo file as the root user:

curl -O $RPM_CDN/nginx-1.6.2-1.el6.ngx.x86_64.rpm
curl -O $RPM_CDN/mongodb-org-tools-2.6.8-1.x86_64.rpm
curl -O $RPM_CDN/mongodb-org-shell-2.6.8-1.x86_64.rpm
curl -O $RPM_CDN/mongodb-org-server-2.6.8-1.x86_64.rpm
curl -O $RPM_CDN/mongodb-org-mongos-2.6.8-1.x86_64.rpm
curl -O $RPM_CDN/mongodb-org-2.6.8-1.x86_64.rpm

NOTE: Ubuntu users use apt-get instead of yum.

MongoDB for Redhat and CentOS 6.7+

Install MongoDB:

sudo yum install -y mongodb-org*

Start MongoDB:

sudo service mongod start

Verify that MongoDB is running:

sudo service mongod
Usage: /etc/init.d/mongod COMMAND

MongoDB for Ubuntu 12.04+

Install MongoDB:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv 7F0CEB10

echo 'deb dist 10gen' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb.list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org=2.6.9 mongodb-org-server=2.6.9 mongodb-org-shell=2.6.9 mongodb-org-mongos=2.6.9 mongodb-org-tools=2.6.9

Start MongoDB:

sudo service mongod start

You will receive verification that MongoDB is running:

start: Job is already running: mongod

Note: If you don’t specify a version like 2.6.9, apt-get will install the latest stable version, which is 3.x.

Configure MongoDB authentication

By default, MongoDB does not require a username or password to access or modify the database. We recommend enabling and configuring mandatory authentication.

To do so, open a MongoDB shell:


Anaconda Repository requires read/write access to the databases binstar and binstar_mq. Enter the following commands into the MongoDB shell to create an administrative user and a service user:

use admin

Create an administrative user to manage database users:

db.createUser({user:'siteUserAdmin', pwd: '<secure password #1>', roles:['userAdminAnyDatabase']})

Authorize as that user to verify the password:

db.auth('siteUserAdmin', '<secure password #1>')

Create a service user for Anaconda Repository:

db.createUser({user:'anaconda', pwd: '<secure password #2>', roles:[{db:'binstar', role:'readWrite'}, {db:'binstar_mq', role: 'readWrite'}]})

Enable mandatory authentication in MongoDB and restart for the configuration to take effect. If you are using the legacy MongoDB configuration format, add the auth key to /etc/mongod.conf:


Otherwise, if you are using the current MongoDB configuration format, add the security.authorization key to /etc/mongod.conf:

    authorization: enabled

Finally, restart MongoDB to reload the configuration:

sudo service mongod restart

For additional information about MongoDB authentication and authorization see and

Additional MongoDB resources

For additional MongoDB installation information see

2. Create the Anaconda Repository administrator account

Anaconda Repository was formerly known as Binstar. In a terminal window, create a new user account for Anaconda Repository named binstar, and switch to this new account:

sudo useradd -m binstar

The binstar user is the default for installing Anaconda Repository. Any username can be used.

NOTE: The use of the root user is discouraged.

Create the following three Anaconda Repository directories:

Anaconda Repository config directory:

sudo mkdir -m 0770 /etc/binstar

Anaconda Repository logging directory:

sudo mkdir -m 0770 /var/log/anaconda-server

Anaconda Repository package storage directory:

sudo mkdir -m 0770 -p /opt/anaconda-server/package-storage

Asssign the binstar user ownership of these directories:

sudo chown -R binstar:binstar /etc/binstar
sudo chown -R binstar:binstar /var/log/anaconda-server
sudo chown -R binstar:binstar /opt/anaconda-server/package-storage

Switch to the Anaconda Repository administrator account:

sudo su - binstar

3. Install Miniconda

Miniconda gives us access to Python and the ‘conda’ command to install Anaconda Repository.

Download and install Miniconda, following the prompts in the installation routine:

curl '' >

Run the script:


Review and accept the license terms:

Welcome to Miniconda 3.16.0 (by Continuum Analytics, Inc.)
In order to continue the installation process, please review the license agreement.
Please, press ENTER to continue.

Once you have reviewed the license terms, approve them:

Do you approve the license terms? [yes|no] yes

Accept the default location or specify an alternative:

 Miniconda will now be installed into this location:
/home/binstar/miniconda2  -Press ENTER to confirm the location
 -Press CTRL-C to abort the installation
 -Or specify a different location below
  [/home/binstar/miniconda2] >>>" [Press ENTER]
   installing: python-2.7.10-0
   Python 2.7.10 :: Continuum Analytics, Inc.
   creating default environment... installation finished.

At the end of the installation routine, update the binstar user’s path (prepending /home/binstar/miniconda2) by answering yes at the prompt to add the install location to your path:

Do you wish the installer to prepend the Miniconda install location to PATH in your /home/binstar/.bashrc ? [yes|no]

Type “yes” and press ENTER.

For the new path changes to take effect, exit and restart your terminal session, or source your .bashrc, or start a new bash shell:

source ~/.bashrc



Update conda:

conda update conda

4. Download and install Anaconda Repository enterprise packages

Now you can use conda to install the Anaconda Repository Command Line Interface (CLI) client, which is named anaconda-client.

First install anaconda-client, the CLI for Anaconda Repository:

conda install anaconda-client

Next install the Anaconda Repository channel from Anaconda Cloud. Use the “conda config” command to edit the binstar user’s ~/.condarc file to include the token-locked channel provided to you by Continuum:

export TOKEN="your Anaconda Cloud token"
conda config --add channels$TOKEN/binstar/
conda config --add channels$TOKEN/anaconda-server/

NOTE: If you have a subscription BUT do not have a license, contact support to receive that license. Otherwise contact sales to acquire it.

NOTE: Replace “your Anaconda Cloud token” with your Continuum support token that you received from Continuum Support. This adds the correct channels to conda by updating the /home/binstar/.condarc file.

Finally install the Anaconda Repository Enterprise Package binstar-server via conda:

conda install binstar-server

5. Configure Anaconda Repository

Now initialize the web server, choose the package storage location, and create the first user.

  1. Initialize the web server and indicate the filepath for the package storage location:

    anaconda-server-config --init
    anaconda-server-config --set fs_storage_root /opt/anaconda-server/package-storage

NOTE: The location for file storage can be any location owned by the binstar user that you created in Step 4.

  1. Configure the connection to your MongoDB database:

    anaconda-server-config --set MONGO_URL mongodb://anaconda:<secure password #2>@localhost

NOTE: You may also configure an external MongoDB database. See the advanced installation instructions for details.

  1. If you are not using LDAP or Kerberos authentication, create an initial superuser account for Anaconda Repository:

    anaconda-server-create-user --username "superuser" --password "yourpassword" --email "" --superuser

NOTE: Replace “superuser” with a username of your choice, “yourpassword” with a password of your choice, and “” with an email address where you wish to receive system email notifications.

NOTE: To ensure the bash shell does not process any of the characters in this password, limit the password to lower case letters, upper case letters and numbers, with no punctuation. After setup the password can be changed with the web interface.

  1. Initialize the Anaconda Repository database:

    anaconda-server-db-setup --execute

NOTE: When upgrading Anaconda Repository for each future version, you will first install the new version, then run:

anaconda-server-db-setup --execute

again, and then restart the server.

NOTE: More configuration options can be controlled with one or more .yaml configuration files. Anaconda Repository reads configuration files from /etc/anaconda-server/*.yaml, then $PREFIX/etc/anaconda-server/*.yaml, then from the path specified in the environment variable ANACONDA_SERVER_CONFIG if it is set and the command line argument --config-file was not used, then from the path specified in the command line argument --config-file if it was used. All configuration is merged, and options from files read earlier are overwritten by files read later. If there are multiple files in the same directory, they may be read in any order.

6. Start and log on to Anaconda server

Now you are ready to start Anaconda Repository and then log on using your browser.

  1. Start the new Anaconda Repository on the Anaconda Repository port:

    anaconda-server --port 8080
  2. Open your browser and log onto Anaconda Repository by visiting http://your.anaconda.server:8080/ using the superuser account you created in step 5 above.

  3. If you are using LDAP or Kerberos authentication, modify your user “jsmith” to be a superuser:

    anaconda-server-admin set-superuser "jsmith"

7. Set up automatic restart on reboot, fail or error

  1. Run the script to configure supervisord management of the Anaconda server and worker processes:
  2. Then create the following entry in the binstar user’s crontab:

    @reboot /home/binstar/miniconda2/bin/supervisord

This will generate the /home/binstar/miniconda2/etc/supervisord.conf file.

  1. Verify that the server is running with:

    supervisorctl status

If installed correctly, you see:

binstar-server RUNNING   pid 10831, uptime 0:00:05
binstar-worker RUNNING   pid 2784, uptime 1:45:56

8. Client configuration

Follow the Client configuration instructions so you can use one or more clients to communicate with the server.

9. Install Anaconda Repository License file

In your browser, go to http://your.anaconda.server:8080. Follow the onscreen instructions to upload the license file that you received in an email from your sales representative.

Contact your sales representative or support representative if you cannot find or have any questions about your license.

After uploading the license file, you will see the login page. Log in using the superuser user and password that you created in Step 5 above.

TIP: You can view the current license information and upload a new license file by visiting the URL http://your.anaconda.server:8080/admin/license.

Alternate license install: Copy the license file directly into the /home/binstar/.continuum directory.

10. (Optional) Mirror installers for Anaconda and Miniconda

Miniconda and Anaconda installers can be served by Anaconda Repository via the static directory located at /home/binstar/miniconda2/lib/python2.7/site-packages/binstar/static/extras. This is required for Anaconda Cluster integration. To serve up the latest Miniconda installers for each platform, download them and copy them to the extras directory:

# miniconda installers
mkdir -p /tmp/extras
pushd /tmp/extras
versions=" Miniconda3-latest-Windows-x86.exe Miniconda3-latest-Windows-x86_64.exe Miniconda-latest-Windows-x86.exe Miniconda-latest-Windows-x86_64.exe
for installer in $versions
    curl -O $URL$installer

# anaconda installers
versions=" Anaconda3-2.4.1-MacOSX-x86_64.pkg Anaconda3-2.4.1-Windows-x86.exe Anaconda3-2.4.1-Windows-x86_64.exe Anaconda2-2.4.1-MacOSX-x86_64.pkg Anaconda2-2.4.1-Windows-x86.exe Anaconda2-2.4.1-Windows-x86_64.exe"
for installer in $versions
    curl -O $URL$installer

# Move installers into static directory
cp -a /tmp/extras /home/binstar/miniconda2/lib/python2.7/site-packages/binstar/static

Users can download the installers by using curl:

# Fill in server name, port, and specific installer for your platform
curl -s -O http://<your server>:8080/static/extras/

11. (Optional) Adjust IPTables to accept requests on port 80

Enable clients to access an Anaconda Repository on standard ports by configuring the server to redirect traffic received on standard HTTP port 80 to the standard Anaconda Repository HTTP port 8080.

NOTE: These commands assume the default state of IPTables which is “on” and allowing inbound SSH access on port 22. This is the factory default state for CentOS 6.7. If this default has been changed you can reset it as follows:

sudo iptables -L

CAUTION: Mistakes with IPTables rules can render a remote machine inaccessible.

  1. Allow inbound access to tcp port 80:

    sudo iptables -I INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 80 -m comment --comment "# Anaconda Server #" -j ACCEPT
  2. Allow inbound access to tcp port 8080:

    sudo iptables -I INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 8080 -m comment --comment "# Anaconda Server #" -j ACCEPT
  3. Redirect inbound requests to port 80 to port 8080:

    sudo iptables -A PREROUTING -t nat -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 80 -m comment --comment "# Anaconda Server #" -j REDIRECT --to-port 8080
  4. Display the current iptables rules:

    iptables -L -n
    Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
    target     prot opt source               destination
    ACCEPT     tcp  --             tcp dpt:8080 /* # Anaconda Server # */
    ACCEPT     tcp  --             tcp dpt:80 /* # Anaconda Server # */
    ACCEPT     all  --             state RELATED,ESTABLISHED
    ACCEPT     icmp --  
    ACCEPT     all  --  
    ACCEPT     tcp  --             state NEW tcp dpt:22
    REJECT     all  --             reject-with icmp-host-prohibited
    Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
    target     prot opt source               destination
    REJECT     all  --             reject-with icmp-host-prohibited
    Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
    target     prot opt source               destination

NOTE: the PREROUTING (nat) IPTables chain is not displayed by default. To show it, use:

iptables -L -n -t nat
target     prot opt source               destination
REDIRECT   tcp  --             tcp dpt:80 /* # Anaconda Server # */ redir ports 8080

target     prot opt source               destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination
  1. Save the running iptables configuration to /etc/sysconfig/iptables:

    sudo service iptables save

12. Mirror Anaconda Cloud

Packages can be mirrored from Anaconda Cloud to the local Anaconda Repository via one of two methods: direct download, or via USB drive provided by Continuum Analytics. This document describes the direct download method. Separate instructions are included with a USB drive.

Install the CAS-Mirror package, which is required to create the mirror:

conda install cas-mirror

Mirror the Anaconda Cloud Repository:


This command will mirror the repository to the /opt/anaconda-server/package-storage directory.

NOTE: Due to the size of the Anaconda Cloud repo and depending on the available Internet bandwidth, the mirror process can take hours.

Update Anaconda Repository

IMPORTANT: You must have a tested backup of your installation before starting the update process.

Administrators can update to the latest Anaconda Repository release via the following commands:

conda update binstar-server binstar-static anaconda-client
anaconda-server-db-setup --execute
supervisorctl stop all
supervisorctl reload
supervisorctl start all

Please contact your Enterprise Support provider or sales person if you have any questions or problems regarding the update.

Uninstall Anaconda Repository

Before deleting you may want to make a backup for security reasons. Refer to this site for suggestions on mongo backups:

To delete Anaconda Repository, do the following:

  1. Check the file storage path by running the following command:

    anaconda-server-config --get fs_storage_root
  2. We recommend that you remove miniconda: rm -rf /home/binstar/miniconda2

    If you choose not to remove miniconda, remove the following conda packages:

    • binstar-server
    • cas-mirror
    • cas-installer
  3. Delete the appropriate MongoDB database.

  4. Delete the contents of /etc/binstar: rm -rf /etc/binstar

  5. Delete the contents of the Anaconda Repository file storage path.

For additional help

Your organization receives Enterprise support with your purchase of Anaconda Repository. Please email support at the email address given to you by your sales representative.

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