You can try out Syndesis very easily locally, too. All you need is a Minishift installation which is available for all the major operating systems (Linux, OS X and Windows). The following examples assume that you have Minishift installed and can be called with minishift from the command line. So, minishift is supposed to be available in your search path, i.e. located in a directory contained in your $PATH environment variable (Linux, macOS) or in a directory from your system path (Windows).

Rocket launch

Follow the instructions on our QuickStart project https://github.com/syndesisio/syndesis-quickstarts/blob/master/README.md#syndesis-quickstarts

This will take some time until all images are downloaded and installed but eventually your browser should open with the landing page for Syndesis.


Hybrid integration on OpenShift made easy

This install will reset your current MiniShift. OK to continue? y
--2019-03-20 08:42:12--  https://github.com/syndesisio/syndesis/archive/master.zip
Resolving github.com (github.com)...,

Sleeping 10s ...
syndesis-ui-1-kz5qx   0/1       Running   0         34s
syndesis-ui-1-kz5qx   1/1       Running   0         40s
syndesis-ui-1-deploy   0/1       Completed   0         46s
Opening http://syndesis.

Here you will be first asked twice to add a security exception for Minishift’s self-signed certificate. Please allow this exception:

security exception

Then you reach the OpenShift login mask asked to login. Just use “developer” / “developer” as credentials


Finally you are asked to grant OpenShift permissions to this account which you should accept


Et voilĂ , welcome in Syndesisland !


Using “syndesis” CLI tool

An alternative to the standard installation, you can also use the syndesis script (documentation). This tool, which is also used for building Syndesis itself, provides many more options to tune the installation. As it’s a bash script it it mostly targeted to Unix users (Linux, macOS)

Go to the releases page, choose the latest version, download the syndesis-cli.zip and unpack it in a new directory.

unzip syndesis-cli.zip -d ~/syndesis-cli

Now you have now two different ways available to install Syndesis:

Please refer to the Syndesis Developer Handbook (SDH) for all the details and possible options. You can always use syndesis --help for get an online help or syndesis --man to open the corresponding chapter in the SDH.

Openshift Cluster

  1. Login to the openshift cluster as an user with permission to create cluster objects

Use the “oc” openshift client to login to the openshift cluster Example:

oc login -u admin -p <password> https://<openshift api url>
  1. Install syndesis

    cd ~/syndesis-cli

Install CRD and setup cluster objects

./syndesis install -s

Grant permissions to admin user

./syndesis install -u admin

Install syndesis components and wait for them to be ready

./syndesis install -p syndesis --app-options " --addons jaeger" -w

See “syndesis install –help” for more information

  1. Access the syndesis application

Display the URL

echo "https://$(oc get routes syndesis --template "{{.spec.host}}")"

Vanilla Minishift

Unfortunately, our scripts are currently not adapted for the Windows operating system. Nevertheless Syndesis also runs on Windows Minishift instances.

You’re going to need a working Minishift installation, which is really easy. If you haven’t got Minishift already installed, please follow the Minishift installation documentation.

Fire up Minishift if it’s not already running. You need to add some memory, 4192 or more is recommended, and allocate a couple of CPUs:

$ minishift start --memory 4192 --cpus 2

Tip: If you want to switch the OpenShift config permanently use:

$ minishift config set memory 8384
$ minishift config set cpus 2

Install all syndesis components with the syndesis-cli script.

syndesis minishift --install --nodev --deploy-latest --app-options " --addons jaeger"

Wait until all pods are running. You can either use OpenShift’s intrinsic watch feature for a line-by-line update

$ oc get pods -w

or use watch for a more curses like full screen user interface:

$ watch oc get pods

You should now be able to open https://syndesis.$(minishift ip).nip.io in your browser.

Let’s run some QuickStarts!

You are now ready to run your first integration. We’ve prepared a bunch of QuickStarts to get you going. You can either import or build them from scratch with the accompanying instructions. Here is a link to the QuickStart repositories