Feature Overview

  • Complete catalog system with easy to use web interface and a powerful API
  • Strong integration with third-party CMS’s like Drupal and WordPress
  • Data visualization and analytics
  • Workflow support lets departments or groups manage their own data publishing


  • Fine-grained access control
  • Integrated data storage and full data API
  • Federated structure: easily set up new instances with common search
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Support and Hosted Solutions

CKAN is open source and can be downloaded and used for free. Users can also get hosting and support from a range of suppliers.

A full-time professional development team at the Open Knowledge Foundation maintains CKAN and can provide full support and hosting with SLAs.

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