Install Alfresco Community Edition On Ubuntu 17.04



  • This assumes you have already installed Ubuntu server on your VM. You're going to need at least 8GB memory. I realized this after I got an error with only 4GB assigned to the VM.

    1. Go to https://www.alfresco.com/alfresco-community-download

    2. Find the Linux download link and right-click and select "Copy link address"
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    3. Go back to your server and download Alfresco
      wget http://eu.dl.alfresco.com.s3.amazonaws.com/release/community/201707-build-00028/alfresco-community-installer-201707-linux-x64.bin

    4. Create a directory for the installation
      sudo mkdir -p /var/www/html/alfresco

    5. You're going to need to add a few libraries (if you copy/paste, these should be single lines, the web page here may wrap longer lines)
      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:opencpn/opencpn
      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get install -y libfontconfig1 libsm6 libice6 libxrender1 libxt6 libcups2 opencpn libcairo2 ttf-mscorefonts-installer

    6. Because you're installing MS Fonts, you'll have to accept the EULA
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    7. chmod and run
      chmod u+x alfresco-community-installer-201707-linux-x64.bin
      sudo ./alfresco-community-installer-201707-linux-x64.bin

    8. You'll get a warning about LibreOffice not being installed. Ignore, select "y" and continue.
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    9. Choose your language and press [ENTER]
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    10. Choose option 2 for Advanced Install at the next screen
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    11. Choose the following options for the next 9 selections

    Java				– yes
    PostgreSQL			– yes
    LibreOffice			– yes
    Alfresco Community Edition	- yes
    Solr1				– no
    Solr4				- yes
    Alfresco Office Services	- yes
    Web Quick Start			– yes
    Google Docs Integration		– yes
    
    1. When prompted for an installation folder, enter the folder path you created in step #4 above
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    2. For the next 8 selections, simply enter the default suggested values.

    Database Server Parameters	= port 5432
    Web Server domain		= 127.0.0.1
    Tomcat Server Port		= 8080
    Tomcat Shutdown Port		= 8005
    Tomcat SSL Port			= 8443
    Tomcat AJP Port			= 8009
    LibreOffice Server Port		= 8100
    Alfresco FTP Port		= 21
    
    1. When prompted for an Admin password, choose one and enter it in each of the following 2 selections
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    2. When prompted to install Alfresco as a service, choose "y" and press [ENTER]
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    3. Proceed with installation
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    4. Select "n" to view Readme file and Launch Alfresco when prompted.

    This might take a while. Even after the screen shows the server has started, accessing the web page may take a few minutes so be patient. To access the web page go to the IP address of your server in your favorite browser.
    http://192.168.100.78:8080/share

    To configure SSL using Nginx, create a new conf file for your new site (assuming Nginx is already installed). In my case, I am running it on a separate server. I am running Nginx on 192.168.100.77 and Alfresco is running on 192.168.100.78 so my conf file looks like this.

    server {
       listen 80;
       server_name mydomain.com;
       return 301 https://$server_name$request_uri;
    }
    
    server {
      listen 443 ssl http2;
      server_name mydomain.com;
      
      add_header Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains" always;
      add_header X-XSS-Protection "1; mode=block";
      add_header X-Content-Type-Options nosniff;
      add_header Referrer-Policy strict-origin;
      ssl_stapling on;
      ssl_stapling_verify on;
      server_tokens off;
    
      ssl on;
      ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/mydomain.com/fullchain.pem;
      ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/mydomain.com/privkey.pem;
      ssl_session_timeout 5m;
      ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;
      ssl_ciphers 'EECDH+AESGCM:EDH+AESGCM:AES256+EECDH:AES256+EDH';
      ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;
      ssl_session_cache shared:SSL:10m;
      ssl_dhparam /etc/ssl/certs/dhparam.pem;
      proxy_cookie_path / "/; secure; HttpOnly";
      rewrite ^/$ /share;
    
    
        location / {
            proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
            proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
            proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
            proxy_set_header X-NginX-Proxy true;
            proxy_pass https://192.168.100.78:8443;
            proxy_redirect off;
    
            # Socket.IO Support
            proxy_http_version 1.1;
            proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
            proxy_set_header Connection "upgrade";
       }
    }
    
    1. Test your Nginx conf file and if everything looks ok, restart Nginx
      sudo nginx -y
      sudo systemctl restart nginx

    One important thing to remember is that, and this is the one thing that stumped me for a bit and took some Googling to find, enabling SSL means that you must change the proxy_pass port number as well as protocol to "https" (change IP address as needed). I've removed domain name and site name in the attachment below.
    proxy_pass https://192.168.100.78:8443;
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    Nice, I need to get this up and running and check it out. Been forever since I used Alfresco.

    Are you just testing it out, or using in production?



  • @scottalanmiller Just testing it out for now but so far so good. I had a client ask me for a good document management solution that wouldn't break the bank and could be hosted locally so I immediately thought of this. I've given him access to see if this could work and from the sounds of his feedback, he might want it setup.


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    @nashbrydges said in Install Alfresco Community Edition On Ubuntu 17.04:

    @scottalanmiller Just testing it out for now but so far so good. I had a client ask me for a good document management solution that wouldn't break the bank and could be hosted locally so I immediately thought of this. I've given him access to see if this could work and from the sounds of his feedback, he might want it setup.

    Cool, would be good to see some threads on it. Been so long since I've used it.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Install Alfresco Community Edition On Ubuntu 17.04:

    @nashbrydges said in Install Alfresco Community Edition On Ubuntu 17.04:

    @scottalanmiller Just testing it out for now but so far so good. I had a client ask me for a good document management solution that wouldn't break the bank and could be hosted locally so I immediately thought of this. I've given him access to see if this could work and from the sounds of his feedback, he might want it setup.

    Cool, would be good to see some threads on it. Been so long since I've used it.

    I use the hosted one. They gave you 10GB for free. Idk if they still do that or not.


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    @stacksofplates said in Install Alfresco Community Edition On Ubuntu 17.04:

    @scottalanmiller said in Install Alfresco Community Edition On Ubuntu 17.04:

    @nashbrydges said in Install Alfresco Community Edition On Ubuntu 17.04:

    @scottalanmiller Just testing it out for now but so far so good. I had a client ask me for a good document management solution that wouldn't break the bank and could be hosted locally so I immediately thought of this. I've given him access to see if this could work and from the sounds of his feedback, he might want it setup.

    Cool, would be good to see some threads on it. Been so long since I've used it.

    I use the hosted one. They gave you 10GB for free. Idk if they still do that or not.

    I didn't even know that they did hosted.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Install Alfresco Community Edition On Ubuntu 17.04:

    @stacksofplates said in Install Alfresco Community Edition On Ubuntu 17.04:

    @scottalanmiller said in Install Alfresco Community Edition On Ubuntu 17.04:

    @nashbrydges said in Install Alfresco Community Edition On Ubuntu 17.04:

    @scottalanmiller Just testing it out for now but so far so good. I had a client ask me for a good document management solution that wouldn't break the bank and could be hosted locally so I immediately thought of this. I've given him access to see if this could work and from the sounds of his feedback, he might want it setup.

    Cool, would be good to see some threads on it. Been so long since I've used it.

    I use the hosted one. They gave you 10GB for free. Idk if they still do that or not.

    I didn't even know that they did hosted.

    Ya the free one didn't seem advertised much. I'll have to see if I can find a sign up link again.


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