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Installing Alfresco Community Edition on Linux

The setup wizard for Linux installs all the software and components that you require for running Alfresco Community Edition. This setup wizard installs Alfresco Community Edition and additional software, including JDK, Tomcat, SOLR, and LibreOffice. It also includes interfaces and extensions such as Share, the Google Docs integration, and the AOS module.
  1. Download the installation file: alfresco-content-services-community-full-installer-6.0.0-ea-linux-x64.bin

    Files are available from Download and install Alfresco Community Edition.

    This setup wizard is for 64-bit Linux systems.

  2. Execute the downloaded file.

    You can do this by changing the file permissions:

    chmod +x alfresco-content-services-community-full-installer-6.0.0-ea-linux-x64.bin 
    and running the file:
    ./alfresco-content-services-community-full-installer-6.0.0-ea-linux-x64.bin
    The setup wizard starts.
  3. On the Language Selection window, select the installation language. The default language is English. Click OK to accept the default language.
  4. On the Setup - Alfresco Community Edition window, click Next.
  5. Select the installation language.

    This sets the language to be used for the remainder of the setup wizard.

  6. On the Installation type window, choose how you want to use the setup wizard.

    There are two types of installation in the setup wizard:

    Option Description
    Easy Easy type installs using the default options and configuration. This install type requires you to enter information in only two fields: the install location and the administrator password. Choose this route to install with the default environment.
    Note: If you have previously installed Alfresco Community Edition and the server is running, when you run this installation wizard again, you may be prompted to enter alternative port numbers for the components and services that you install.
    Advanced

    Advanced type installs but lets you configure the server ports and service properties. You can also choose which additional components to install.

    To complete the Easy setup wizard:

    1. Select Easy, and then click Next.
    2. On the Installation Folder window, click Next to accept the default location.

      Note: You must use ASCII characters only when setting the installation folder using the setup wizard.
    3. On the Admin Password window, enter a password for the Administrator user (admin).

      CAUTION:
      You must use ASCII characters only when setting the password using the setup wizard. If you need to reset the password (to include non-ASCII characters) after installation, see Changing a user's password.
    4. Repeat the password, and then click Next.
    5. Click Next through the remaining windows in the setup wizard.
    6. Click Finish to complete the installation.

      Go to the step for the Completing the Setup Wizard window and launching Alfresco Share.

    To complete the Advanced setup wizard, select Advanced and then click Next.

    Follow the remaining steps in this task.

  7. On the Select Components window, select the components that you want to install. Deselect the components that you do not want to install.

    • Java (this is JRE only)
    • PostgreSQL
    • LibreOffice
    • Solr 1
    • Solr 4
    • Alfresco Office Services
    • Web Quick Start
    • Google Docs Integration
  8. When you have finished selecting the components, click Next.
  9. On the Installation Folder window, click Next to accept the default location.

    For example, the default location is /opt/alfresco-community.

    Alternatively, click the icon to choose another location.

    Note: You must use ASCII characters only when setting the installation folder using the setup wizard.
  10. The Database Server Parameters window prompts you to enter a port number for your database.
  11. On the Tomcat Port Configuration window, enter the following Tomcat configuration parameters:
    1. Web Server Domain

      For example, the default is 127.0.0.1.

      The URL http://127.0.0.1:8080/share is based on the web server domain and the Tomcat port number that you specify on the Tomcat Port Configuration window. The default of 127.0.0.1 can be used on this machine to verify that Alfresco Community Edition is running successfully. However, it is not an externally addressable URL, which means that it is 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.

    2. Tomcat Server Port

      For example, the default is 8080.

    3. Tomcat Shutdown Port

      For example, the default is 8005.

    4. Tomcat SSL Port

      For example, the default is 8443.

    5. Tomcat AJP Port

      For example, the default is 8009.

  12. (Optional) If you are installing the LibreOffice component, the LibreOffice Server Port window displays. Enter a port number on which the LibreOffice server will listen.
  13. On the FTP Port window, enter a port number for the FTP server.
  14. On the Admin Password window, type a password. Repeat the password, and then click Next.

    This sets the password for the Alfresco administrator user account (admin).

    CAUTION:
    You must use ASCII characters only when setting the password using the setup wizard. If you need to reset the password (to include non-ASCII characters) after installation, see Changing a user's password.
  15. (Optional) If you are installing SharePoint Protocol Support, the SharePoint Port window displays. Enter a port number, and then click Next.
  16. On the Ready to Install window, click Next.

    The Installing window displays, showing the progress of the installation.

  17. On the Completing the Setup Wizard window, click Finish.

    This window shows check boxes that determine whether you will see the Readme file, the Getting Started web page, and also whether to launch Alfresco Community Edition. By default, these options are selected and will launch when you click Finish. If you do not want to start at this point, deselect the Launch option.

  18. Click OK to close the Readme.

    The server starts and then Alfresco Community Edition launches in your default browser.

    Important: It can take several minutes to start the server and to launch . Your browser opens and tries to connect to http://127.0.0.1:8080/share.
  19. Log on as the admin user. Enter the password that you specified in the Admin Password window.

    The server is launched automatically as a service called alfresco. This service comprises the following individual services:

    • postgresql
    • Tomcat Server

    If you did not automatically launch at the end of the setup wizard, to start now you need to start all the services.

  20. Manually start the server:

    Browse to /opt/alfresco-community/ (the installation folder that you created in 9). As an administrator, run

    ./alfresco.sh start
  21. To fully stop Alfresco Community Edition, you must stop all the services:

    Browse to /opt/alfresco-community/ (the installation folder that you created in 9). As an administrator, run

    ./alfresco.sh stop

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