This article describes steps one can take to install Alfresco CMS on Ubuntu Linux.
Alfresco CMS has enterprise-class features, is scalable, and performs at a high level. It is built on an open-source core with support for open standards, which might be very useful in helping you run your digital content.
This CMS platform is designed for ease of use to allow enterprises and business owners to collaborate and automate engaging experiences with users across multiple devices, including mobile.
For more about Alfresco, please check their Homepage
How to install Alfresco CMS on Ubuntu Linux
As described above, Alfresco CMS has enterprise-class features, scalable, and performs at a high level. It is built on an open-source core with support for open standards, which might be very useful in helping you run your digital content.
Below is how to install it on Ubuntu Linux.
Install Required Libraries
To install Alfresco Community Edition, you must have some required libraries installed. these libraries are included in a third-party PPA. Run the commands below to add the PPA and install the libraries.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:opencpn/opencpn
Next, run the commands below to install the required packages.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y libfontconfig1 libsm6 libice6 libxrender1 libxt6 libcups2 opencpn libcairo2 ttf-mscorefonts-installer
Download Alfresco Community Edition
Now that the required packages are installed, go to the Alfresco site and download the Linux version.
You can right-click and copy the link. Run the commands below to download via the Linux terminal.
cd /tmp && wget https://download.alfresco.com/release/community/201707-build-00028/alfresco-community-installer-201707-linux-x64.bin
Next, create a directory for Alfresco
sudo mkdir -p /var/www/html/alfresco
Next, run the commands below to make the downloaded file executable.
sudo chmod u+x alfresco-community-installer-201707-linux-x64.bin
Then run the commands below to begin the installation
You’ll get some prompts during the installation. first, you will be prompted to select the installation language.
If you’re using an Ubuntu desktop, you will get a GUI installer. as shown below. on Ubuntu servers, you’ll get command line terminal prompts but with the same wizard.
Next, select the Easy install using default configurations.
Next, select the installation directory you created above and continue.
Finally, create an Alfresco admin account password and finish the installation.
In the end, you will be asked where to start up the service and select Yes.
When you’re done, open your browser and browse to the server hostname or IP.
You should see the Alfresco default page. To access the backend admin page, use the URL below:
- Username: Admin
- Password: the one you created during the installation.