Installing the SDK

1. Installing the Dependencies

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

You need to install:

  1. Visual Studio Code.

  2. JDK 11 or greater. If you don’t already have a JDK installed, try Eclipse Adoptium.

    As part of the installation process you may need to set up the JAVA_HOME variable. You can find instructions for this process on Windows,macOS, and Linux here.

2. Installing the SDK

Windows 10

Download and run the installer, which will install Daml and set up the PATH variable for you.

Mac and 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.

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.

Installing Daml Enterprise

If you have a license for Daml Enterprise, 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 Daml Enterprise version, use daml install --force VERSION.

Downloading Manually

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.

Next Steps

  • Follow the getting started guide.
  • Use daml --help to see all the commands that the Daml assistant (daml) provides.
  • If you run into any other problems, you can use the support page to get in touch with us.