The CDS portal is a Web application, which means you do not need to install anything.
You only need a recent Web browser with Javascript enabled (having cookies enabled is also strongly recommended) and point to

The portal has been successfully tested under the three main operating systems (Linux, MacOS X and Windows) with the following browsers:

  • Firefox 3.0+
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer 7+ (Window only). Internet Explorer 6 is not supported.

Let us know if you have troubles using the portal with a specific configuration.