Installing the QRadar App SDK

You can install the IBM® QRadar® App SDK on Windows, Linux, or MacOS operating systems.


Note: To install the SDK on Windows, you must have WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) installed.


  1. Download and extract the QRadar App archive (.zip file) from

  1. Extract the SDK to a directory of your choice.
  2. Open the command line and navigate to the directory you chose to extract the SDK installation archive.
  3. Type the following command and press Enter:

Tip: Do not use sudo to run the install script. Admin privileges are not required.

The SDK is installed under your home directory. The default location is a sub-directory named qradarappsdk. The installation script asks if you want to choose a different location. If the directory you select is not empty, the installation script warns you that the directory will be wiped and ask for confirmation before proceeding.