CFEngine Community Edition

CFEngine Community is the Open Source foundation of CFEngine's innovative configuration management technology that helps systems administrators automate and ensure the availability, security and compliance of mission-critical applications and services. CFEngine Community is licensed under the Gnu General Public License GPL.

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The CFEngine Community Edition

Built upon well-established theory and high-quality engineering practices, CFEngine has enjoyed an outstanding security record over its 20-year history.  CFEngine solutions are highly scalable through decentralized, autonomous agents that can continuously monitor, self-repair, and update a global multi-site enterprise every five minutes -- with negligible impact on system resources or performance.

CFEngine Community is licensed under the Gnu General Public License GPL, version 3 and available as a free-of charge download or in source form:


CFEngine Pre-Compiled Binary Packages

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CFEngine 3 Linux Package Repositories

For Linux distributions that use apt, yum and Zypper.

CFEngine Community Source Code

Compressed .tar archives

CFEngine Community Code Repositry

Code repository on Github

CFEngine benefits greatly from an active and supportive user Community. Check out our ‘Getting Started’ resources, Community Forum and Help mailing list () to get expert volunteer advice or just follow the general discussion. You can also connect with us on the CFEngine IRC channel. Please report bugs in the Support Section.

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