Starting with Clibu V1.30.34 we have a version that you can install and run on your local PC or Server. This is called the "On Premise" version.

All data is stored locally and we only communicate with the outside world to check your registration and to check for new "On Premise" version releases. This gives you and only you complete control over your information.

This initial release is for Windows, with Mac and Linux versions to follow.

Downloads and Installation

There are two steps to get Clibu running on your PC. 

First you need to download and install MongoDB, which is the database that Clibu uses. Open this link which will download MongoDB V3.4 Latest. Note that Clibu does not yet use MongoDB V3.6 or V4.

When MongDB has downloaded, click on the download to install it. Ensure the install screen is as follows:

Note that the current 'on premise' release requires MongoDB to be C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\3.4.  MongoDB v3.4.x will install itself into this directory by default. Clibu will not work if you install MongoDB in a different directory.

Next download the Clibu zip file using the link we've emailed to you. If you haven't requested access to the "On Premise" version of Clibu, open a New support ticket in our Help Center to do so. Please include information on why you want to use the On Premise version.

Unzip the Clibu zip file into whatever directory you like and then run the extracted clibu.exe file. Either double click on clibu.exe in Windows Explorer or open a Windows Command Prompt and run it from there. Note that if you are using a Windows command prompt, you must set the current directory to the directory that clibu.exe is in before running it.

When Clibu is run for the first time you may get an alert from your AntiVirus program. This is due to the way Clibu unpacks its code prior to executing it. You can safely add an exception and ignore this if it happens.

When Clibu is run for the first time you will get a Firewall dialog like:

Click "Allow Access".

There may also be a Firewall Alert for Clibu itself, because it connects to our Server to check if there is a newer version of Clibu On Premise available. You also need to Allow Access as above.

When you run clibu.exe it will attempt to open Clibu in your default Web Browser. If that doesn't work, open your Web Browser and follow the instructions displayed in the Command Window when Clibu started. 

ex. "Open: http://xyz:8080 in your Web Browser if Clibu doesn't open automatically". Where xyz:8080 is the text displayed in the command window. The xyz part is the Computer Name and 8080* is the port the Clibu Web server is running on. Alternatively you can use the ip address:8080 which is also displayed when Clibu starts.

* The default http port 8080 can be changed - see this article.

You can access the Clibu server from any PC on your LAN using the computer name:port or ip address:port as described above.

Whenever you want to shut the Clibu Server down type "close" and then press Enter in the command window.

When Clibu is run for the first time you need to Signup for an account, if you don't already have one, otherwise Login with your existing credentials. The first person to Login becomes the Owner of the 'On Premise' Clibu.

Note: You must Signup for a Clibu account in the 'On Premise' version of Clibu and use the credentials emailed to you, in order to Login. The 'On Premise' Signup is completely separate and independent of any Signup you may have at

Known Problems:

Note that Microsoft Edge currently has problems saving Browser data when it is connected to a server running locally. This prevents Clibu from tracking which panels it has open and restoring same when next started, from working. For this and other reasons we suggest you use Google Chrome. Firefox will also work however I suggest you read this blog post.

If the Clibu Server fails due to an internal error it will close and you will need to start Clibu.exe again. We will handle this automatically in a future release.


Q) Can I synchronize data between my 'On Premise' Clibu and my Cloud Clibu at

A) Not at this time, but this is planned.

Q) Can other users Signup and use my 'On Premise' Clibu.

A) Yes.

Q) How do I know if I'm using Clibu 'On Premise' or Clibu at

A) First the Browser address bar will be not be when using the 'On Premise' version. And second the 'On Premise' version appends 'op' to the version information displayed at the top left. ex. Clibu v2.00.20op