Zammad – web-based user support/ticketing software

Last Updated on July 8, 2023

Zammad is a web based open source helpdesk/customer support system.

The software offers many features to manage customer communication via several channels like telephone, Facebook, Twitter, chat and e-mails.

Zammad provides a REST/JSON API.

Features include:

  • Supports full-text search that scans through pretty much everything (tickets, users, organizations, even email attachments). It’s not just limited to the web interface, as there’s a REST API that offers search results.
  • Flexible text modules.
  • Immediately reports changes to objects.
  • Supports auto-save.
  • Supports individual escalation or setting client solution time limit.
  • Automatic ticket assignment.
  • Auditable.
  • Allows for creation of individual overviews.
  • Supports various security mechanisms such as device-logging and two-factor-authentication.
  • Provides a customer interface, where they can track the current editing at any time.
  • Autocompletion when replying.
  • Live chat – talk to customers in real time from the customer chat panel.
  • Macros in Zammad automate recurring sequences, saving time. Macros can be configured to close the current tab when finished.
  • Supports external authentication via Gitlab, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Google via OAuth. There’s support for Twitter Webhook API.
  • Integrations:
    • Phone systems. There’s integration.
    • SMS – send and receive SMS messages, set up custom SMS notifications.
    • Authentication and customers
    • Monitoring systems.
  • Print-friendly views for tickets and ticket lists, so you can take them with you into a meeting or out in the field.
  • Import users, organizations and text modules via CSV file.
  • Install with Docker-Compose. Docker is a container-based software framework for automating deployment of software. Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications.
  • Packages available for CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, and SLES.
  • Internationalization support.


  • Ruby.
  • Database: PostgresSQL (recommended), MariaDB or MySQL.
  • Reverse Proxy: Nginx or Apache.
  • Elasticsearch for excellent search performance.

Support: Documentation, Agent Documentation, Forums, Docker Hub, GitHub code repository
Developer: Zammad Foundation
License: GNU AFFERO General Public License (AGPL)

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Warren Del MAR
Warren Del MAR
11 months ago

Can you help me to track my stolen cellphone through imei because it’s just not one cellphone its 4 hoe you could help me

11 months ago
Reply to  Warren Del MAR

What do you want us to do?