Prerequisite Software

In order to run successfully, FindFace Server needs the following software:

Prerequisite software Usage Installation
MongoDB Internal database that provides proper functioning of FindFace Server. Stores faces metadata, galleries details, settings and other internal data. Manually, before installing the FindFace Server components
Tarantool Stores faces vector data. Automatically along with the tntapi component.

In this section:


Prior to installing FindFace Server, set up a database for it. You may install MongoDB either on the application host where the findface-facenapi component resides, or on a dedicated host. For the standalone architecture, we recommend you the first option. FindFace Enterprise Server SDK is compatible with MongoDB 3.2 or later.

Install MongoDB on Application Host

To install the latest stable version of MongoDB (3.4 at the moment) on the application host, do the following:


To install a different version of MongoDB, please refer to that version’s documentation. For example, see version 3.2.

  1. Import the public key used by the package management system:

    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv 0C49F3730359A14518585931BC711F9BA15703C6
  2. Create a list file (/etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-3.4.list ) for MongoDB:

    echo "deb [ arch=amd64,arm64 ] xenial/mongodb-org/3.4 multiverse" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-3.4.list
  3. Reload the local package database:

    sudo apt-get update
  4. Install the latest stable version of MongoDB:

    sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org
  5. Start the mongod service:

    sudo service mongod start

Install MongoDB on Dedicated Host

To install MongoDB on a dedicated host, do the following:

  1. On the dedicated host, install MongoDB in the same manner as on the application host.

  2. Open the MongoDB configuration file:

    sudo vi /etc/mongod.conf
  3. To allow for incoming connections, comment out the line bind_ip = This will allow MongoDB to accept connections from any IP address. Ensure that the only access to the host is from the LAN:

    #bind_ip =
  4. Restart the mongod service:

    sudo service mongod restart

Connect to Existing MongoDB

If you wish to establish connection to an existing MongoDB instance, specify its IP address in the network settings.


FindFace Enterprise Server SDK is compatible only with Tarantool This version is automatically installed along with the tntapi component.