To get started quickly with Fides, a sample project is bundled within the Fides that will set up the Fides Server, Privacy Center, and a sample application for you to experiment with.
For this guide you will need:
- Docker (opens in a new tab) (version 20.10.11 or later)
- Python (opens in a new tab) (version 3.8 through 3.10)
You can easily download and install the Fides demo using
pip. Run the following command to get started:
pip install ethyca-fides
By default, Fides ships with a small project belonging to a fictional e-commerce store. Running the
deploy up command builds a Fides project with all you need to run your first Data Subject Request against real databases.
fides deploy up
fides deployas part of a local fides development environment, refer to the local documentation instead.
When your deployment finishes, a welcome screen will explain the key components of Fides and the sample Cookie House store.
If your browser does not open automatically, you should navigate to
The project contains:
- The Fides Control admin UI for managing privacy requests
- The Fides Privacy Center for submitting requests
- The sample Cookie House eCommerce site for testing
- A DSR Directory on your computer to view results
Navigate to the Fides Privacy Center, type in the email address for the sample user (
firstname.lastname@example.org), and submit the request.
Then, navigate to the Fides Admin UI to review the pending privacy request.
Approve the request, and review the resulting package!
Congratulations! You've just run an entire privacy request in under 5 minutes! Fides offers many more tools help take control of your data privacy. To find out more, you can run a privacy request on your own infrastructure, discover data mapping, or learn about the Fides Taxonomy (opens in a new tab).