Install OpenProject Community Edition on Debian 10 (Buster)

Welcome to today’s guide, which covers how to install the OpenProject Community version on Debian 10 (Buster) Linux. OpenProject is a powerful project management and support tool for companies of all sizes, from small to large teams.

OpenProject features

  • Project plan and arrangement
  • Product roadmap and release plan
  • Task management and team collaboration
  • Agile and Scrum
  • Time tracking, cost reporting and budgeting
  • Bug tracking
  • Wiki – built-in documentation support
  • Forum-Get People Involved
  • Meeting agenda and minutes

Step 1: Update your Debian system

Make sure the system is updated.

sudo apt -y update && sudo apt -y upgrade

After upgrading, you may need to restart.

sudo reboot

Step 2: Add the OpenProject APT repository

Import OpenProject’s repository GPG key:

sudo apt update
sudo apt -y install gnupg2 wget apt-transport-https
wget -qO- https://dl.packager.io/srv/opf/openproject/key | sudo apt-key add -

After importing the repository key, add the OpenProject Community repository to your Debian 10 system.

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openproject.list https://dl.packager.io/srv/opf/openproject/dev/installer/debian/10.repo

Step 3: Install OpenProject Community Edition on Debian 10 (Buster)

After adding the repository, proceed to install OpenProject Community Edition on your Debian 10 (Buster) Linux computer.

sudo apt update
sudo apt -y install openproject

The openproject package provides an installer. Please run the following command to complete the installation:

sudo openproject configure

Choose whether to use an external database or install one locally.

Choose to install Apache2 web server.

Install OpenProject Community Edition on Debian 10 (Buster)

Set the FQDN of the server.

Install OpenProject Community Edition on Debian 10 (Buster)

Set the project path prefix. If you leave this option, the installation will be at the root of the domain.

Install OpenProject Community Edition on Debian 10 (Buster)

Select it to use SSL.

Install OpenProject Community Edition on Debian 10 (Buster)

If you want SVN, you can choose to install it. Git is on the next screen.

Install OpenProject Community Edition on Debian 10 (Buster)

I will choose to install and use Git.

Install OpenProject Community Edition on Debian 10 (Buster)

Enter the directory to host the Git repository.

Install OpenProject Community Edition on Debian 10 (Buster)

Do the same for the CGI script.

Install OpenProject Community Edition on Debian 10 (Buster)

Set up the sendmail application to use.

Install OpenProject Community Edition on Debian 10 (Buster)

Enter the administrator email for access and notification.

Install OpenProject Community Edition on Debian 10 (Buster)

Then, finally install Memcache server.

Install OpenProject Community Edition on Debian 10 (Buster)

Step 4: Visit the OpenProject dashboard

Visit URL http://example.com/openproject/login

Install OpenProject Community Edition on Debian 10 (Buster)

To log in to the web console as an administrator user:

Username: admin
Password: admin

After logging in for the first time, you need to change the administrator password.

Install OpenProject Community Edition on Debian 10 (Buster)

After logging in, you have the option to import demo data to help you get started with OpenProject on Debian 10 (Buster) Linux.

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