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Rundeck is open source software that helps you automate routine operational procedures in data center or cloud environments. Rundeck provides a number of features that will alleviate time-consuming grunt work and make it easy for you to scale up your automation efforts and create self service for others. Teams can collaborate to share how processes are automated while others are given trust to view operational activity or execute tasks.

Rundeck allows you to run tasks on any number of nodes from a web-based or command-line interface. Rundeck also includes other features that make it easy to scale up your automation efforts including: access control, workflow building, scheduling, logging, and integration with external sources for node and option data.


  • Web API
  • Distributed command execution
  • Pluggable execution system (SSH by default)
  • Multi-step workflows
  • Job execution with on demand or scheduled runs
  • Graphical web console for command and job execution
  • Role-based access control policy with support for LDAP/ActiveDirectory
  • History and auditing logs
  • Open integration to external host inventory tools
  • Command line interface tools

Package parameters

  • /InstallDir - Rundeck installation directory, by default c:\rundeck.
  • /Service - Install rundeck Windows service. If value 0 is specified, service will be created but not started.
  • /CliOpts - Value for RDECK_CLI_OPTS, by default -Xms1048m -Xmx2096m.
  • /SslOpts - Value for RDECK_SSL_OPTS.
  • /AdminPwd - Admin password, by default admin.
  • /DateFormat - Date format in Java SimpleDateFormat notation. It is used for date in job Activity tab. Dates in recent executions are in different format. To set this date format, manually edit file <path_to_rundeck>\server\exp\webapp\WEB-INF\grails-app\i18n\ and set attribute in moment.js format.

  • /TokenDuration - API token duration. Format: ##{ydhms} (years, days, hours, minutes, seconds).

  • /EnableSsl - Use self signed SSL as described in SSL configuration.

For example:

cinst rundeck --params "/InstallDir:c:\rundeck2 /AdminPwd:test123 /CliOpts:'-Xms2048m -Xmx4096m' /TokenDuration:10y /DateFormat:'yy-MM-dd HH:mm' /Service"


  • The package performs installation that is described in official documentation. After installation, you can access the service via URL http://localhost:4440 or https://localhost:4443 if EnableSsl parameter is used.
  • To setup mail notifications edit $RDECK_BASE/server/config/ and edit all grails.mail.* settings.
  • You generally shouldn't use choco update with this package because each release may have its own migration procedure.
  • Related package: rundeck-cli


To install Rundeck, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install rundeck --version 2.10.8

To upgrade Rundeck, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade rundeck --version 2.10.8


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  • tools\chocolateyBeforeModify.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    if (!($Env:RDECK_BASE -and (Test-Path $Env:RDECK_BASE))) { throw "RDECK_BASE environment variable is invalid" }
    if (Get-Service rundeck -ea 0) { Stop-Service rundeck }
    Write-Host "Removing 'exp' and 'lib' folders from '$Env:RDECK_BASE\server'"
    cd $Env:RDECK_BASE\server
    rm exp,lib -Recurse -Force
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsDir = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    . $toolsDir\helpers.ps1
    $pp = Get-PackageParameters
    if (!$pp.InstallDir) { $pp.InstallDir = 'C:\rundeck' }
    Write-Host "Installing to" $pp.InstallDir
    mkdir $pp.InstallDir -ea 0 | Out-Null
    Write-Host "Setting up machine environment variable RDECK_BASE"
    Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable 'RDECK_BASE' $pp.InstallDir 'Machine'
    Write-Host "Copying files"
    mv -Force $toolsDir\*.jar "$($pp.InstallDir)\rundeck-launcher.jar" 
    mv -Force $toolsDir\start_rundeck.bat $pp.InstallDir
    cd $pp.InstallDir
    Write-Host "Running with --installonly"
    java -jar rundeck-launcher.jar --installonly
    if ($pp.CliOpts -or $pp.SslOpts) { Set-RundeckOpts }
    if ($pp.AdminPwd)      { Set-RundeckAdminPass }
    if ($pp.DateFormat)    { Set-RundeckDateFormat }
    if ($pp.TokenDuration) { Set-RundeckTokenDuration }
    if ($pp.EnableSsl)     { Enable-RundeckSsl }
    if ($pp.ContainsKey('Service')) { Install-RundeckService }
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    if (Get-Service rundeck -ea 0) {
        Write-Host "Removing service"
        Stop-Service rundeck
        nssm remove rundeck confirm
    Write-Host "Removing $Env:RDECK_BASE"
    rm $Env:RDECK_BASE -Recurse -ea 0
    Write-Host "Removing environment variable"
    Uninstall-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable 'RDECK_BASE' 'Machine'
  • tools\helpers.ps1 Show
    function Enable-RundeckSsl() {
        Write-Host "Enable self signed SSL"
        $p='HKLM:\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit'; $v=(gp $p).CurrentVersion; $jdk_home = (gp $p/$v).JavaHome
        $keytool_path = "$jdk_home\bin\keytool.exe"
        if (!(Test-Path $keytool_path)) { throw "Can't find keytool" }
        sal keytool $keytool_path
        mkdir etc -ea 0 | Out-Null
        $ErrorActionPreference = 'Continue'
        'Venkman.local','devops','my org','my city','my state','us','yes' | keytool -keystore etc\truststore -alias rundeck -genkey -keyalg RSA -keypass adminadmin -storepass adminadmin 2>$null
        $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
        cp etc\truststore etc\keystore
        (gc server/config/ -replace '4440','4443' -replace 'http://','https://' | sc server/config/
        (gc start_rundeck.bat) -replace '^java', '$0 -Drundeck.ssl.config=%RDECK_BASE%/server/config/' | sc start_rundeck.bat
        if (!(Test-Path etc/ {
            Write-Host "Starting rundeck to generate etc/"
            $job = Start-Job { cd $using:pwd; .\start_rundeck.bat }
            for ($i=0; $i -lt 120; $i++) { if (Test-Path etc/ { rjb $job -force; break } else { sleep 1 } }
            rjb $job -force -ea 0
        (gc etc/ -replace '4440','4443' -replace 'http://','https://' | sc etc/
        # (gc etc/ -replace 'http://','https://' | sc etc/
    function Install-RundeckService() {
        Write-Host "Installing service 'rundeck'"
        nssm install rundeck "$($pp.InstallDir)\start_rundeck.bat"
        if ($pp.Service -ne 0) {
            Write-Host "Starting service"
            Start-Service rundeck
    function Set-RundeckOpts() {
        $bat = gc start_rundeck.bat
        if ($pp.CliOpts) { 
            Write-Host "Setting RDECK_CLI_OPTS to" $pp.CliOpts
            $bat = $bat -replace '^(set RDECK_CLI_OPTS=).+',"`$1$($pp.CliOpts)"
        if ($pp.SslOpts) { 
            Write-Host "Setting RDECK_SSL_OPTS to" $pp.SslOpts
            $bat = $bat -replace '^::(set RDECK_SSL_OPTS=).+',"`$1$($pp.SslOpts)"
        $bat | sc start_rundeck.bat
    function Set-RundeckAdminPass() {
        Write-Host "Setting up admin password"
        $realm = gc server\config\
        $realm -replace 'admin:admin', "admin:$($pp.AdminPwd)" | sc server\config\ 
    function Set-RundeckDateFormat() {
        Write-Host "Setting up date format to" $pp.DateFormat
        $m = gc server\exp\webapp\WEB-INF\grails-app\i18n\
        $m -replace '(', "`$1$($pp.DateFormat)" | sc server\exp\webapp\WEB-INF\grails-app\i18n\
    function Set-RundeckTokenDuration() {
        Write-Host "Setting token duration to" $pp.TokenDuration
        $config = gc server\config\
        $config + "rundeck.api.tokens.duration.max=$($pp.TokenDuration)" | sc server\config\ 
  • tools\rundeck-launcher-2.10.8.jar
  • tools\start_rundeck.bat Show
    set CURDIR=%~dp0
    call %CURDIR%etc\profile.bat
    set RDECK_CLI_OPTS=-Xmx4096m -Xms1024m
    ::set RDECK_SSL_OPTS=
    java %RDECK_CLI_OPTS% %RDECK_SSL_OPTS% -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -jar rundeck-launcher.jar --skipinstall -d

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Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Rundeck 3.0.24 43 Sunday, July 21, 2019 approved
Rundeck 3.0.23 39 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 approved
Rundeck 3.0.22 94 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 approved
Rundeck 3.0.21 70 Sunday, April 28, 2019 approved
Rundeck 3.0.20 57 Thursday, April 11, 2019 approved
Rundeck 3.0.17 125 Thursday, March 14, 2019 approved
Rundeck 3.0.16 70 Friday, March 1, 2019 approved
Rundeck 3.0.13 121 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 approved
Rundeck 3.0.12 78 Saturday, January 19, 2019 approved
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