Installing the SDK

1. Install the dependencies

The Daml Connect SDK currently runs on Windows, macOS and Linux.

You need to install:

  1. Visual Studio Code.

  2. JDK 8 or greater. If you don’t already have a JDK installed, try AdoptOpenJDK.

    As part of the installation process you might need to set up the JAVA_HOME variable. You can find here the instructions on how to do it on Windows,macOS, and Linux.

2. Install the SDK

Windows 10

Download and run the installer, which will install Daml and set up your PATH.

Mac and Linux

To install the SDK on Mac or Linux open a terminal and run:

curl -sSL | sh

The installer will setup the PATH variable for you. In order for it to take effect, you will have to log out and log in again.

Installing the Enterprise Edition

If you have a license for the enterprise edition of Daml Connect, you can install it as follows:

On Windows, download the installer from Artifactory instead of Github releases. On Linux and MacOS download the corresponding tarball, extract it and run ./ Afterwards, modify the global daml-config.yaml and add an entry with your Artifactory API key. The API key can be found in your Artifactory user profile.

artifactory-api-key: YOUR_API_KEY

This will be used by the assistant to download other versions automatically from artifactory.

If you already have an existing installation, you only need to add this entry to daml-config.yaml. To overwrite a previously installed version with the corresponding enterprise edition, use daml install --force VERSION.

Next steps

  • Follow the getting started guide.
  • Use daml --help to see all the commands that the Daml assistant (daml) provides.
  • If the daml command is not available in your terminal after logging out and logging in again, you need to set the PATH environment variable manually. You can find instructions on how to do this here.
  • If you run into any other problems, you can use the support page to get in touch with us.

Alternative: manual download

If you want to verify the SDK download for security purposes before installing, you can look at our detailed instructions for manual download and installation.