Binder Documentation

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Binder allows you to create custom computing environments that can be shared and used by many remote users. It is powered by BinderHub, which is an open-source tool that deploys the Binder service in the cloud. One-such deployment lives here, at, and is free to use.

This documentation provides information for those who wish to use a pre-existing BinderHub deployment such as If you’d like documentation on how to create and administer your own BinderHub deployment, see the BinderHub documentation, which guides you through deploying your own BinderHub.

See the Binder Examples GitHub organization for sample Binder repositories demonstrating its functionality.


Binder is a research pilot, whose main goal is to understand usage patterns and workloads for future evolution and development. It is not a service that can be relied on for critical operations.

Sample repositories and configuration

The following is a list of sample repositories showing off various things you can do with Binder.

Advanced usage

These pages cover more advanced topics in the Binder ecosystem, as well as resources for more information.