RIPS Installer Tool

The RIPS installer is a small Python script that helps administrators to manage their local RIPS installation. It supports command line arguments to select an action and to specify its behavior.

Download Last Update 2019-01-10


All commands are exclusive, i.e. you can only execute one command at a time.

Command Description
rips:install Start the installation process [Installing RIPS]
rips:update Pull new RIPS Docker containers and replace the old containers [Updating RIPS]
rips:stop Stop RIPS Docker containers [Uninstalling RIPS]
rips:start Start RIPS Docker containers
rips:restart Stop and start RIPS Docker containers
rips:config Modify the configuration values
rips:password Change the password of RIPS users
rips:report Create an archive with all log files for the customer support
rips:download Download current Docker images and store them in archive
rips:migrate Migrate RIPS2 to RIPS3
rips:status Show status information about the RIPS Docker containers
rips:exec Execute a system command in a RIPS Docker container
list Show all available commands
help Show help and parameters for commands

Configuration Parameters

The RIPS configuration parameters can be specified when running rips:install or rips:migrate for the first time or in combination with rips:config. RIPS has to be restarted to load the new configuration values. Different commands have additional parameters that can be listed with help.

Long Short Default Description
--data -d /var/rips3 Modify the data directory on the host system
--api-timeout -t 600 Modify the timeout period (seconds) for requests
--engine-timeout -T 14400 Modify the timeout period (seconds) for scans
--consumer -C 2 Modify the amount of additional consumer containers
--ui-port -p 80 Modify the user interface port
--api-port -P 8080 Modify the application programming interface port
--ui-address -b Modify the bind address for the user interface
--api-address -B Modify the bind address for the application programming interface
--api-url -a Modify the URL to the application programming interface (recommended)
--docker-socket -D /var/run/docker.sock Modify the path to the Docker socket that is used by the installer


You can set the following environment variables for optional configuration.

Name Default Description


Use Docker images from manually downloaded archive (see "Offline installation" in the installation example)


Use this user to authenticate


Use this password to authenticate


Use content as additional environment variables for the installer



Modify the path to custom CA certificate.



Modify the path to the Docker socket that is used by the installer

Proxy Server

In case you are in a corporate network and can only reach the Internet through a proxy, you have to configure the Docker daemon to use said proxy. More information can be found in the official Docker documentation. Additionally, you have to specify your proxy environment variables with RIPS_ENV, for example RIPS_ENV="HTTP_PROXY=;HTTPS_PROXY=". Multiple variables can be separated with a semicolon.

TLS Interception

If you are intercepting TLS connections you have to place your CA certificate at /etc/docker/certs.d/