How To Install Orangescrum on Ubuntu 16.04

r00t October 31, 2016

Install Orangescrum on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of Orangescrum on your Ubuntu 16.04 server. For those of you who didn’t know, Orangescrum is a free, open source, flexible project management web application written using CakePHP.  It helps you to manage projects, teams, documents, and tasks, all in one place. Orangescrum provides various features like agile project management, collaboration, issue tracking, notifications, reporting, task management, and traditional project management functionality for small/medium businesses.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Orangescrum on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.

Install Orangescrum on Ubuntu 16.04

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP) server.

A Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also install all required PHP modules:

Step 3. Installing Orangescrum.

First thing to do is to go to Orangescrum’s download page and download the latest stable version of Orangescrum:

After downloading Orangescrum you will need to unzip master.zip. To do this, run:

We will need to change some folders permissions:

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for Orangescrum.

By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each steps carefully which will set root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB:

Configure it like this:

Next we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for the Orangescrum. Run the following command:

This will prompt you for a password, so enter your MariaDB root password and hit Enter. Once you are logged in to your database server you need to create a database for Orangescrum installation:

Now, change the current working directory and import the Orangescrum data from the database.sql dump file into the newly created MariaDB database:

Open and modify the ‘database.php’ file to update the database information:

Next step, edit the ‘constants.php’ file and update the WEB_DOMAIN, FROM_EMAIL_NOTIFY and SUPPORT_EMAIL fields:

Save and close the file.

Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for Orangescrum.

Create a new virtual host directive in Apache. For example, create a new Apache configuration file named ‘orangescrum.conf’ on your virtual server:

Add the following lines:

Now, we can restart Apache web server so that the changes take place:

Step 6. Accessing Orangescrum.

Orangescrum will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com or http://server-ip and complete the required the steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Orangescrum. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Orangescrum on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Orangescrum web site.

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