Users preferring a self-hosted web server can follow the instructions below to install the Rekor Scout® Web Server locally. Self-hosted installations of the Rekor Scout Web Server store metadata from each license plate read in a local MySQL database. Full images of the plate capture remain in a rolling buffer on the hard drive where the Agent is installed.


When sizing a server for Rekor Scout make sure to select a sufficiently fast hard drive. For web servers supporting up to 200 Agents, a single SSD should be sufficient. For larger installations, the server will likely need multiple hard drives configured as a RAID.

Minimum system requirements:

  • Ubuntu Linux 20.04 64-bit

  • 4GB RAM

  • 250GB SSD hard drive

  • Dual-core or greater CPU


Download the Ubuntu 20.04 64-bit install image and burn it to a DVD or create a bootable flash drive:

Follow this installation guide to install Ubuntu 20.04 64-bit:

Run the following command from the terminal and choose install_webserver:

bash <(curl -s

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