How to Install Alfresco CMS on Ubuntu Linux

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.

https://www.alfresco.com/thank-you/thank-you-downloading-alfresco-community-edition

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

sudo ./alfresco-community-installer-201707-linux-x64.bin

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.

Alfresco CMS

Next, select the Easy install using default configurations.

Alfresco CMS ubuntu install

Next, select the installation directory you created above and continue.

Alfresco ubuntu install

Finally, create an Alfresco admin account password and finish the installation.

Alfresco ubuntu install

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.

http://localhost:8080
Alfresco ubuntu install

You should see the Alfresco default page. To access the backend admin page, use the URL below:

http://localhost:8080/share
  • Username: Admin
  • Password: the one you created during the installation.
Alfresco ubuntu setup

Enjoy!