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Installing Alfresco Community Edition on Linux (text mode)

Use this information to install Alfresco Community Edition on Linux where you do not have a graphical interface. The Linux installation file can be run as a graphical setup wizard, but you can also run this file to install using text mode. Text mode is a keyboard-based installation method.
  1. Download the installation file: alfresco-community-installer-201709-linux-x64.bin

    Files are available from Download and install Alfresco Community Edition.

  2. Run the following file:

    alfresco-community-installer-201709-linux-x64.bin

    Follow the prompts on the screen to complete the install.

  3. Choose a language for the installation steps. Enter the number that relates to your chosen language.
  4. Enter the folder where you'd like to install.

    Installation folder
    
    Please choose a folder to install Alfresco Community Edition
    
    Select a folder [/opt/alfresco-community]: 

    The default is /opt/alfresco-community. You might need root (sudo) rights to access this folder.

  5. Enter a password to use for your Administrator user.

    Admin Password
    
    Please give a password to use for the Alfresco administrator account.
    
    Admin Password: :

    The Administrator user is called admin. The Administrator is the user account that can manages Alfresco and its users.

  6. Repeat the password.
  7. Enter Y (yes) to continue with the installation.
  8. (Optional) If you are logged in as root, you then see an option for installing Alfresco Community Edition as a service.

    Note: If you are logged in as a standard user, you do not see this option.

    You can optionally register Alfresco Community Edition as a service. This way it will 
    automatically be started every time the machine is started. 
    
    Install Alfresco Community Edition as a service? [Y/n]:"  
    
    The alfresco service script file exists. Please insert a different name for the 
    service script.
    
    Service script name: [alfresco]:

    • Select Yes to register Alfresco Community Edition as a service. The default name of the service is alfresco. The server will then automatically be started every time the machine is started.

      If you select Yes, when you click Next, you may be asked to provide the service script name. Enter a name for the script to run the service.

    • Select No to install Alfresco Community Edition.
  9. Enter Y (yes) to continue with the installation.

    Setup is now ready to begin installing Alfresco Community Edition on 
    your computer.
    
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n]:

    You'll then see a status bar showing the progress of the files being installed. When it is complete, you'll see the following:

     Installing
     0% ______________ 50% ______________ 100%
     ########################################
  10. To finish the install and show the README file, enter Y (yes).
  11. Finally, press Enter to continue.
When you have finished, start the server and login using the user admin and the password you entered in step 4.
Use the URL http://127.0.0.1:8080/share on this machine to verify that Alfresco Community Edition is running successfully. This is not an externally addressable URL, which means that it's not possible for users on other machines to access this URL. To make sure that other users can access the machine where the installation is, you need to define and create a publicly addressable name.

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