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Hello good folks!. This short guide will take you through the steps to Install OpenProject Community Edition on Ubuntu 20.04|18.04|16.04 LTS. OpenProject is a powerful project management and support tool for small to large teams that help you throughout the entire project management lifecycle.

Outstanding features of OpenProject

  • Project planning and scheduling
  • Product roadmap and release planning
  • Task management and team collaboration
  • Agile and Scrum
  • Time tracking, cost reporting, and budgeting
  • Bug tracking
  • Wikis
  • Forums
  • Meeting agendas and meeting minutes

Step 1: Update System and install transport-https

Kick off the installation by ensuring your apt package list is updated and installing the transport-httpspackage:

sudo apt update && sudo apt -y upgrade
sudo apt -y install apt-transport-https
sudo reboot

Step 2 Add OpenProject Repository

Import the PGP key used to sign OpenProject packages:

wget -qO- https://dl.packager.io/srv/opf/openproject/key | sudo apt-key add -

Enable OpenProject repository by running the commands:

Ubuntu 20.04:

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

Ubuntu 18.04:

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openproject.list https://dl.packager.io/srv/opf/openproject/dev/installer/ubuntu/18.04.repo

Ubuntu 16.04:

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openproject.list https://dl.packager.io/srv/opf/openproject/dev/installer/ubuntu/16.04.repo

Step 3: Install OpenProject Community Edition on Ubuntu

Once you’ve added the repository, proceed to install OpenProject Community Edition on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04/16.04..

sudo apt update
sudo apt -y install openproject

The openproject package provides an installer which installs all dependencies and configures OpenProject on Ubuntu.

sudo openproject configure

Select if to use external database or install one locally.

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Choose to install Apache2 web server.

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Set the FQDN for the server.

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Set project path prefix. If you leave it the installation will be on the root of your domain.

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Choose it to use SSL.

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

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I’ll choose to install and use Git.

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Enter directory to host Git repositories.

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Do the same for CGI scripts.

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Set sendmail application to be used.

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Enter admin email to be used for access and notifications.

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Then finally install Memcache server.

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Step 4: Access OpenProject Dashboard

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

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To Login to the web console as admin user:

Username: admin
Password: admin

You’ll be required to change the admin password after the first login.

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Thanks for using our guide to install OpenProject on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04/16.04. Refer to OpenProject official documentation for more reading.

For other systems:

Install OpenProject CE on Debian 10

Install OpenProject on CentOS 7

Related guides:

How To Install Redmine on Ubuntu

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