In this tutorial you are going to learn how to install EGrupware manually. Before that you will need to prepare a few things. The wizard will guide you through the whole process. Second, you will need to download the latest version of Egroupware from their official website at:. To make sure that the all requirements for running the application are met you can run the installation tests.

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The application EGroupware is external represented by a central webserver. A standard webbrowser is used as client. Therefore the application EGroupware is universal available. The EGroupware itself consist of php-, javascript-, html- and css-programs, that will be installed in a directory on the server filesystem. With the provision of the Community Edition repositories for various Linux distributions the installation process is simplyfied and reduced to following steps:.

Before you begin to update an already in use EGroupware installation, you should do a backup of the following:. The same function you will find in the EGroupware setup panel. You will find there also the path of the file directory you should backup.

They are called:. After the installation you will need to restore and migrate the saved database backup using EGroupware setup. For any Linux distribution the installation steps has to be done as user root and with root rights in a terminal session. Help on commands used through the installation process is always available on your system in kind of the manual pages - man commandname -, by entering the command with option -h or --help or entering the command without any options, which show usually a brief usage info of the command.

SE-Linux enforced may lead to problems accessing file paths for the webserver and the database server that needs to be accessable by EGroupware. The EGroupware install process tries to enable the used default file paths for SE-Linux but it does no harm to disable SE-Linux during the installation process.

To activate that change a reboot of your Linux system is necessary. Download with wget the installation rpm files: Consider: if CentOS was installed from minimal install media you must install wget.

After the successful installation of php, set for php the timezone of your region. Find file php. Choose the Icon of your Linux Distribution and execute the described installation instructions. Please note: import the release.

Note: Due to the defined package dependencies also database, webserver and php software will be installed with egroupware unless they are not already installed on the system.

After the softwarepackages are installed as far as possible an automated egroupware setup takes place. According to your requirements and the amount of users using your installation the mysql database system and php may need adjustments. Should after installing php from the openSuSE repository apache2 not start or if you do a php -v version check the message: libc-client.

Please correct as follows:. During the installation you will be prompted to enter user and passwords for the mysql server etc. Those can be copied as my. To find them enter:. We recommend the my-huge.

Replace the my. If you don't connect from other servers or systems to the MySQL database over the network, you should uncomment the variable skip-networking for security reasons.

After making adjustment in my. Following values listed below maybe changed mostly increased. If in doubt, try some values until you are satisfied with the result. After changes in those files, the apache webserver must be restartet or reloaded to take effect. If you are accessing your EGroupware from the internet, it should be only done encrypted via ssl - https.

Port 80 should be disabled and port as default enabled in the web server and as well in your firewall. Most or all of the browsers don't accept this by default. You can manually accept it after entering the URL and a secure https session will be established. If your staff accept this behaviour you might be done, but most of them will be annoyed. For the purchase of such a certificate, you need a so called certificate request created on your web server. Assumed your company is called IT-perfect Ltd.

The request is generated on your EGroupware server as follows:. Those files with the ending of. Then you need to create the. Now only your web server apache needs to know where to find your certificate files. It is good practice to update your system regularly with patches and security fixes. We recommend to do it once per week. Automatic update: Enter Yast; there is a menu item called online update configuration where you can configure your system update behaviour.

Website Tutorials Impressum. Collabora Integration. Guacamole integration. Rocketchat Integration. Skip to content. As data storage a SQL database and the web-server filesystem is used. Installation For any Linux distribution the installation steps has to be done as user root and with root rights in a terminal session. Set for php the timezone of your region. Set for php the timezone for your region. Pages Language: Home What is EGroupware? Features History License Security You signed in with another tab or window.

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eGroupware manual installation

EGroupware is free open-source groupware software intended for businesses from small to enterprises. Its primary functions allow users to manage contacts, appointments, projects and to-do lists. EGroupware is based on PHP. It is used either via its native web-interface, making access platform-independent, or by using different supported groupware clients, such as Kontact , Novell Evolution , or Microsoft Outlook.


eGroupware Manual Installation

You should choose the platform independent release in tar. Then you will have the latest stable release of the script in your computer. Extract it. In this way, after the installation is completed, the script will load directly through your domain for example: www. Then the eGroupWare installation will be accessible through www.

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