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Minimum System Requirements
This article covers requirements for Umbraco 8 and older versions of Umbraco CMS.
Go to docs.umbraco.com to find requirements for the latest recommended version of Umbraco CMS.
The Umbraco UI should work in all modern browsers:
- Chrome (Latest)
- Edge (Chromium)
- Firefox (Latest)
- Safari (Latest)
- Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
- Visual Studio Code with the IISExpress extension or Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9.6 and higher
- ASP.NET 4.7.2
- IIS 8 and higher
- SQL CE, SQL Server 2012 and higher
- ASP.NET 4.7.2
- Ability to set file permissions to include create/read/write (or better) for the user that "owns" the Application Pool for your site (NETWORK SERVICE, typically)
You can use Umbraco Cloud to manage the hosting infrastructure. All Umbraco Cloud plans are hosted on Microsoft Azure, which gives your site a proven and solid foundation.
Umbraco will not run on ASP.NET Core
Database Account Roles
The database account used in the connection string will need permissions to read and write from tables as well as create schema during installs and upgrades:
db_ownerrole has full permissions on the database.
To use an account with more restricted permissions, the
db_datawriterroles will be needed for normal use to read from and write to the database. The
db_ddladminrole, which can modify the database schema, is required for installs and upgrades of the CMS and/or any packages that create database tables.
For more information on the Database-level roles, see the Microsoft documentation.