Local installation

Before installing Consul and having it up and running make sure you all prerequisites installed.

  1. First, clone the Consul Github repository and enter the project folder:

git clone https://github.com/consul/consul.git
cd consul
  1. Install the Ruby version we need with your Ruby version manager. Here are some examples:

rvm install `cat .ruby-version` # If you're using RVM
rbenv install `cat .ruby-version` # If you're using rbenv
asdf install ruby `cat .ruby-version` # If you're using asdf
  1. Check we're using the Ruby version we've just installed:

ruby -v
=> # (it should be the same as the version in the .ruby-version file)
  1. Install Bundler:

gem install bundler --version 1.17.1
  1. Install the required gems using Bundler:

bundle
  1. Copy the environment example configuration files inside new readable ones:

cp config/database.yml.example config/database.yml
cp config/secrets.yml.example config/secrets.yml

And setup database credentials with your consul user in your new database.yml file.

  1. Run the following Rake tasks to create and fill your local database with the minimum data needed to run the application:

rake db:create
rake db:setup
rake db:dev_seed
rake db:test:prepare
  1. Check everything is fine by running the test suite (beware it might take more than an hour):

bin/rspec
  1. Now you have all set, run the application:

bin/rails s

Congratulations! Your local Consul application will be running now at http://localhost:3000.

In case you want to access the local application as admin, a default user verified and with admin permissions was created by the seed files with username admin@consul.dev and password 12345678.

If you need an specific user to perform actions such as voting without admin permissions, a default verified user is also available with username verified@consul.dev and password 12345678.