Getting Started

Experience Kanbanara Yourself

You can try out the full Kanbanara experience yourself at for personal or non-commercial use only. Don’t forget to register first though!

Should you wish to try it out without first registering, please feel free to log on as follows:

username password guest


A pre-release of Kanbanara v1.0 is downloadable from

Underlying Technology


Kanbanara is written in Python 3.6.


Kanbanara utilises the NoSQL database system, MongoDB, to store all its data.


In order to run Kanbanara, a number of pre-requisites will need to be installed:

  • Python 3.6 or later
  • MongoDB

The following Python libraries must also be installed:

Python Library pip install <library_name>
  • CherryPy
  • Lipsum
  • Mako
  • Pygal
  • PyMongo
  • PyScss
  • cherrypy
  • lipsum
  • mako
  • pygal
  • pymongo
  • pyscss

Configuration Files


The kanbanara.ini file holds settings for three distinct groups:

  • instance and port
  • CherryPy queue and thread sizes
  • email
Setting Default
port 80
request_queue_size 10
socket_queue_size 30
thread_pool 50

If the kanbanara.ini file does not currently exist, it will be automatically created by Kanbanara itself upon startup.


The mongodb.ini file holds settings for your MongoDB installation:

  • host (defaults to localhost)
  • port (defaults to 27017)
  • username
  • password
  • bindir (defaults to C:/Program Files/MongoDB/bin on Windows)

If the mongodb.ini file does not currently exist, it will be automatically created by Kanbanara itself upon startup.


The administrator.ini file holds the username and password that will grant you access to certain administrative pages. For example, the entire registration details of your members can be seen by navigating to:

  • http://<ip_address>:<port>/authenticate/members

Upon first running Kanbanara, an administrator.ini file will be programmatically generated and contain a username and password totally unique to yourselves. Feel free to go into administrator.ini and change the username and/or password to something more memorable. You will need to restart Kanbanara for your changes to take effect.


Navigate to the root of the installation folder and execute:

  • kanbanara.bat

You may need to do this at least a couple of times prior to Kanbanara successfully starting, the first time being to cause Kanbanara’s .ini files to be automatically created.

Once Kanbanara (or at least the CherryPy web server) has started successfully, you should then be able to go to a web browser and navigate to http://<ip_address>:<port> to view Kanbanara’s opening page.


Every user will need to register prior to gaining entry to Kanbanara. The only exception being if you log on as a guest on the installation at


By default, Kanbanara’s web site is built into the product. Should you wish to disable the web site on your particular installation, simply rename the ‘website’ file to ‘website‘.

Logging On

You can log onto Kanbanara using the same username (email address) and password entered during registration.

Logging Off

The Logoff button at the top-right of the kanban board allows you to manually log out of Kanbanara.