Welcome, friend.

You’re about to change the Internet. Let’s get you set up, shall we?

Configure your pod

Open config/database.yml and config/diaspora.yml in your favourite text editor and carefully review them, they are extensively commented.

Create an account

Create account for a new account.

Make yourself an admin

You can find instructions in the diaspora* wiki. This should add an “Admin” link to your user menu in the header when you are logged in. It gives you stuff like user search and stats for your pod. For intense detail on the operational aspects of your pod, go to the admin panel.

Update your pod

You can find update instructions in the diaspora* wiki.

Getting help

We listed some FAQ for pod maintainers in our wiki including some additional tips and tricks and solutions for the most common problems. Also feel free to contact us on IRC.


Make diaspora* even better! If you find any bugs please report them.