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CoNekT Windows Installation

Getting Started

Python >= 3.3 is required with virtualenv

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Clone the repository into a directory CoNekT using the Git Client for windows

Set up the virtual environment for a shell (without setuptools as there is a bug preventing this)

virtualenv --no-setuptools CoNekT

Activate the virtual environment


Download and run it in the CoNekT folder in the active virtual environment to install pip and setuptools manually


Install the requirements

Scripts\pip.exe install -r requirements.txt

Copy the configuration template to


Change settings in


Build initial database

# Point flask to the right script

# Create the DB (with the initial admin account)
flask initdb

# Set up the migration
flask db init

# Optional, create additional admin accounts
flask add_admin <new_username> <new_password> 

You now have a fresh installation of CoNekT. How to fill it with your data is included in the section Building CoNekt