Install on Linux

This article provides commands for Ubuntu and Debian operating systems. When installing Rapid SCADA on other OS of the Linux family, use the appropriate commands.


  1. Install ASP.NET Core Runtime 6.0.x according to the instructions.

    If installation of .NET from the repository is not possible, the manual installation sequence is as follows:

    1. Download .NET binaries corresponding to the operating system from this link.
    2. Extract and copy the downloaded files to /usr/share/dotnet/
    3. Make the dotnet file executable:
      sudo chmod +x /usr/share/dotnet/dotnet
    4. Create a link to the dotnet file:
      sudo ln -s /usr/share/dotnet/dotnet /usr/bin/dotnet
  2. Install Rapid SCADA from the package (option 1)
    sudo dpkg -i rapidscada_VERSION_all.deb
  3. Install Rapid SCADA manually (option 2)
    1. Copy the extracted files from the scada folder to /opt/scada
    2. Make the scripts executable:
      sudo chmod +x /opt/scada/
      sudo /opt/scada/
    3. Copy the extracted files from the daemons folder to /etc/systemd/system
    4. Enable daemons:
      sudo systemctl enable scadaagent6.service
      sudo systemctl enable scadaserver6.service
      sudo systemctl enable scadacomm6.service
      sudo systemctl enable scadaweb6.service
  4. Create a RAM drive for writing logs:
    1. Create a log directory:
      sudo mkdir /var/log/scada
    2. Make a backup copy the /etc/fstab file, and add the following line to the file
      tmpfs           /var/log/scada  tmpfs   defaults,noatime,size=100m    0    0
  5. Install and setup Nginx:
    1. Install Nginx using the instructions: link 1, link 2, link 3. Installation commands:
      sudo apt update
      sudo apt install nginx
    2. Create a self-signed certificate:
      sudo openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 365 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout /etc/ssl/private/nginx-selfsigned.key -out /etc/ssl/certs/nginx-selfsigned.crt
    3. Copy the extracted file nginx/default to /etc/nginx/sites-available after saving a backup copy of the existing file.
  6. Restart the computer:
    sudo reboot
  7. After restart, open http://localhost or http://SERVER_IP in a web browser.
    Username: admin
    Password: scada


  1. Restore the original file /etc/fstab
  2. If Rapid SCADA was installed from the package:
    sudo dpkg -r rapidscada
  3. If Rapid SCADA was installed manually:
    1. Disable daemons:
      sudo systemctl disable scadaagent6.service
      sudo systemctl disable scadaserver6.service
      sudo systemctl disable scadacomm6.service
      sudo systemctl disable scadaweb6.service
    2. Remove the previously added daemon files from /etc/systemd/system
    3. Delete /opt/scada directory with all contents.
  4. Remove Nginx and .NET if necessary.