Proceed with download and installation. Read What is Cuckoo? to learn where you can obtain a copy of the sandbox.
Create a user¶
You either can run Cuckoo from your own user or create a new one dedicated just to your sandbox setup. Make sure that the user that runs Cuckoo is the same user that you will use to create and run the virtual machines, otherwise Cuckoo won’t be able to identify and launch them.
Create a new user:
$ sudo adduser cuckoo
If you’re using VirtualBox, make sure the new user belongs to the “vboxusers” group (or the group you used to run VirtualBox):
$ sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers cuckoo
If you’re using KVM or any other libvirt based module, make sure the new user belongs to the “libvirtd” group (or the group your Linux distribution uses to run libvirt):
$ sudo usermod -a -G libvirtd cuckoo
Extract or checkout your copy of Cuckoo to a path of your choice and you’re ready to go ;-).