Revive Adserver is an open source project, dedicated to building and supporting the open source ad server software and the community of users around the world.

The Revive Adserver team announces the immediate availability of Revive Adserver v5.0.3.

Revive Adserver logoWe are pleased to announce the release of version 5.0.3 of the Revive Adserver software. This new version has two new features, one is about the SameSite cookie directive for Google Chrome and other browsers, the other is support for registering a license key to enable download of MaxMind’s GeoIP2 files following the changes in MaxMind’s EULA.

Important note: Shortly after the release of v5.0.3 on January 14, 2020, we became aware of some issues with cookie based features, e.g. frequency capping. If you rely on frequency capping, we recommend not upgrading to v5.0.3, but instead to wait for the release of v5.0.4. This fix release is currently scheduled for January 21, 2020.

Revive Adserver v5.0.4 has been released on January 21, 2020. The new version also includes a fix for a low risk security issue. We recommend skipping version 5.0.3 if you haven’t updated yet, and instead going straight to version 5.0.4.

Here is a list of changes in Revive Adserver v5.0.3:

  • Added support for the SameSite cookie directive which will soon be required by browsers in order to allow 3rd party cookies.
  • Updated MaxMind GeoIP2 database updates downloader to use a license key, according to their EULA changes.

Full release notes for v5.0.3 can be found on our Github page.

We encourage our users to upgrade to the new version 5.0.3 as soon as possible, so that they can benefit the most from the new functionality of Revive v5. However, see the note at the top of these release notes about an issue with cookies affecting frequency capping.

Download, install and upgrade

Revive Adserver v5.0.3 is available for download now.

Once downloaded, please refer to the instructions for Installations of Revive Adserver or for Upgrading Revive Adserver. Make sure that the server(s) being used meet(s) the minimum technical requirements.

Community contributions

The continued development of Revive Adserver is being sponsored by community members, either financially or in the form of code contributions. We’re very grateful for the support we’ve received. If you would like to contribute to our project, please consider becoming a patron on

Another way to contribute to our project, is by using the Revive Adserver Hosted edition.