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Installing ntfy

The ntfy CLI allows you to publish messages, subscribe to topics as well as to self-host your own ntfy server. It's all pretty straight forward. Just install the binary, package or Docker image, configure it and run it. Just like any other software. No fuzz.

Info

The following steps are only required if you want to self-host your own ntfy server or you want to use the ntfy CLI. If you just want to send messages using ntfy.sh, you don't need to install anything. You can just use curl.

General steps

The ntfy server comes as a statically linked binary and is shipped as tarball, deb/rpm packages and as a Docker image. We support amd64, armv7 and arm64.

  1. Install ntfy using one of the methods described below
  2. Then (optionally) edit /etc/ntfy/server.yml for the server (see configuration or sample server.yml)
  3. Or (optionally) create/edit ~/.config/ntfy/client.yml (or /etc/ntfy/client.yml, see sample client.yml)

To run the ntfy server, then just run ntfy serve (or systemctl start ntfy when using the deb/rpm). To send messages, use ntfy publish. To subscribe to topics, use ntfy subscribe (see [subscribing via CLI][subscribe/cli.md] for details).

Binaries and packages

Please check out the releases page for binaries and deb/rpm packages.

wget https://github.com/binwiederhier/ntfy/releases/download/v1.11.2/ntfy_1.11.2_linux_x86_64.tar.gz
sudo tar -C /usr/bin -zxf ntfy_*.tar.gz ntfy
sudo ./ntfy serve
wget https://github.com/binwiederhier/ntfy/releases/download/v1.11.2/ntfy_1.11.2_linux_armv7.tar.gz
sudo tar -C /usr/bin -zxf ntfy_*.tar.gz ntfy
sudo ./ntfy serve
wget https://github.com/binwiederhier/ntfy/releases/download/v1.11.2/ntfy_1.11.2_linux_arm64.tar.gz
sudo tar -C /usr/bin -zxf ntfy_*.tar.gz ntfy
sudo ./ntfy serve

Debian/Ubuntu repository

Installation via Debian repository:

curl -sSL https://archive.heckel.io/apt/pubkey.txt | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt install apt-transport-https
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb [arch=amd64] https://archive.heckel.io/apt debian main' \
    > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/archive.heckel.io.list"  
sudo apt update
sudo apt install ntfy
sudo systemctl enable ntfy
sudo systemctl start ntfy
curl -sSL https://archive.heckel.io/apt/pubkey.txt | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt install apt-transport-https
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb [arch=armhf] https://archive.heckel.io/apt debian main' \
    > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/archive.heckel.io.list"  
sudo apt update
sudo apt install ntfy
sudo systemctl enable ntfy
sudo systemctl start ntfy
curl -sSL https://archive.heckel.io/apt/pubkey.txt | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt install apt-transport-https
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb [arch=arm64] https://archive.heckel.io/apt debian main' \
    > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/archive.heckel.io.list"  
sudo apt update
sudo apt install ntfy
sudo systemctl enable ntfy
sudo systemctl start ntfy

Manually installing the .deb file:

wget https://github.com/binwiederhier/ntfy/releases/download/v1.11.2/ntfy_1.11.2_linux_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i ntfy_*.deb
sudo systemctl enable ntfy
sudo systemctl start ntfy
wget https://github.com/binwiederhier/ntfy/releases/download/v1.11.2/ntfy_1.11.2_linux_armv7.deb
sudo dpkg -i ntfy_*.deb
sudo systemctl enable ntfy
sudo systemctl start ntfy
wget https://github.com/binwiederhier/ntfy/releases/download/v1.11.2/ntfy_1.11.2_linux_arm64.deb
sudo dpkg -i ntfy_*.deb
sudo systemctl enable ntfy
sudo systemctl start ntfy

Fedora/RHEL/CentOS

sudo rpm -ivh https://github.com/binwiederhier/ntfy/releases/download/v1.11.2/ntfy_1.11.2_linux_amd64.rpm
sudo systemctl enable ntfy 
sudo systemctl start ntfy
sudo rpm -ivh https://github.com/binwiederhier/ntfy/releases/download/v1.11.2/ntfy_1.11.2_linux_armv7.rpm
sudo systemctl enable ntfy 
sudo systemctl start ntfy
sudo rpm -ivh https://github.com/binwiederhier/ntfy/releases/download/v1.11.2/ntfy_1.11.2_linux_arm64.rpm
sudo systemctl enable ntfy 
sudo systemctl start ntfy

Arch Linux

ntfy can be installed using an AUR package. You can use an AUR helper like paru, yay or others to download, build and install ntfy and keep it up to date.

paru -S ntfysh-bin

Alternatively, run the following commands to install ntfy manually:

curl https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/snapshot/ntfysh-bin.tar.gz | tar xzv
cd ntfysh-bin
makepkg -si

Docker

The ntfy image is available for amd64, armv7 and arm64. It should be pretty straight forward to use.

The server exposes its web UI and the API on port 80, so you need to expose that in Docker. To use the persistent message cache, you also need to map a volume to /var/cache/ntfy. To change other settings, you should map /etc/ntfy, so you can edit /etc/ntfy/server.yml.

Basic usage (no cache or additional config):

docker run -p 80:80 -it binwiederhier/ntfy serve

With persistent cache (configured as command line arguments):

docker run \
  -v /var/cache/ntfy:/var/cache/ntfy \
  -p 80:80 \
  -it \
  binwiederhier/ntfy \
    --cache-file /var/cache/ntfy/cache.db \
    serve

With other config options (configured via /etc/ntfy/server.yml, see configuration for details):

docker run \
  -v /etc/ntfy:/etc/ntfy \
  -p 80:80 \
  -it \
  binwiederhier/ntfy \
  serve

Alternatively, you may wish to build a customized Docker image that can be run with fewer command-line arguments and without delivering the configuration file separately.

FROM binwiederhier/ntfy
COPY server.yml /etc/ntfy/server.yml
ENTRYPOINT ["ntfy", "serve"]
This image can be pushed to a container registry and shipped independently. All that's needed when running it is mapping ntfy's port to a host port.

Go

To install via Go, simply run:

go install heckel.io/ntfy@latest

Info

Please let me know if there are any issues with this installation method. The SQLite bindings require CGO and it works for me, but I have the feeling it may not work for everyone.