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This page provides steps to install Appsmith using an Amazon Machine Image (AMI).


  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) account. If you don't have one, Create an AWS Account.
  • An Amazon EC2 key pair. If you don't have one, Generate an SSH Key pair.
  • An Amazon Security group with ports 80, 443, and 22 accessible. If you don't have one, Create a Security Group.
  • To enable port access, add an inbound rule for the port ranges 80, 443, and 22 to the security group you created above.
  • Ensure you have created the security group and the SSH key pair in the same region.

Install Appsmith

Follow these steps to install Appsmith using an Amazon Machine Image (AMI):

  1. Go to the EC2 Dashboard.
  2. Scroll down to the Launch instance section.
  3. Click the Launch instance button, and select Launch instance.
  4. On the Launch instance screen, scroll down to the Application and OS images(Amazon Machine Image) section.
  5. Search for Appsmith in the search bar.
  6. In the search results, click AWS Marketplace AMIs.
  7. Select the Appsmith image.
  8. On the Launch an instance screen:

a. Configure the instance as below:

NameGive a desired name.
Instance typeA minimum t3.medium or t3a.medium is needed.
Key pairSelect the Key pair you created in the Prerequisites section.

b. Scroll down to the Networking section, and configure as below:

Firewall (security groups)Choose Select existing security group checkbox.
Security groupsSelect the security group that you created in the Prerequisites section.
  1. Keep the default selection for other fields.

  2. Click the Launch Instance button. You see a launch status screen as shown below:

A launch status screen shows the server status.
A launch status screen shows the server status

Verify Appsmith installation

  1. On the Launch status screen, click the EC2 instance id available in the bracket.

  2. Click the Instance ID to access the Instance Summary page.

  3. Copy the Public IPv4 address available on the Instance Summary page.

Use DNS or Public IP to access Appsmith.
Use DNS or Public IP to access Appsmith
  1. Paste it in a browser tab and wait for the server to come up. It can take up to 5 minutes.

  2. Once the server is up and running, you can see the login screen of Appsmith.

Login with root admin

  1. Username:

  2. Find the password in one of the below ways:

  • SSH into your server using your private key and find the application credentials with:
    sudo cat /home/ubuntu/appsmith/credential
  • Or review the system log, by selecting Get System Log from the Actions drop-down menu for your instance. The credentials are printed in the logs as shown below:

The application password is only available in system logs for the initial 24 hours. It's recommended that create a new admin user and delete the user immediately.

Appsmith default credentials
Appsmith default credentials
  1. Once you've created an account, you can either start with the free plan or activate your instance with a license key. If you want to generate a license key, sign up on to create one, and then proceed to activate your instance using the newly generated license key.

Install Appsmith Community

To install the open source edition of Appsmith (Appsmith Community), choose the Appsmith Community Edition in step 7 of the Install Appsmith section on this page.


If you are facing issues during deployment, please refer to the guide on troubleshooting deployment errors.

If you continue to face issues, contact the support team using the chat widget at the bottom right of this page.

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