Orangescrum is a free and open source project management and collaboration application, ideal for small and medium businesses. With this application, you can easily create and manage your projects, teams, documents, and tasks and communicate with the other team members on your important issues.
Orangescrum comes with very useful features such as
- Interactive summary of projects
- Visual representation
- All in one screen
- Project demonstrate
and much more…
In this tutorial we will install Orangescrum with Apache, PHP and MariaDB on one of our Ubuntu virtual servers.
Orangescrum provides various features like agile project management, collaboration, issue tracking, notifications, reporting, task management, and traditional project management functionality for small/medium businesses.
Login to your Ubuntu server as user root
And run the following command from your terminal to make sure that all installed packages are up to date
apt-get update && apt-get -y upgrade
A web server is required for running Orangescrum. Install Apache web server
apt-get install apache2
Orangescrum is a PHP based application, so we will need to install PHP too
apt-get install php7.0 libapache2-mod-php7.0 php7.0-curl php7.0-gd php7.0-mysql php7.0-mcrypt
Install MariaDB database server
apt-get install -y mariadb-server
Once the MariaDB installation is completed, run the ‘mysql_secure_installation’ script to secure the database server and set a root password
Create a new database and user for Orangescrum
[user]$ mysql -u root -p MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE orangescrum; MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON orangescrum.* TO 'orangescrumuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'PASSWORD'; MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES; MariaDB [(none)]> \q
Do not forget to change ‘PASSWORD’ with an actual, strong password. It is best to use a combination of letters and numbers and minimum 10 characters long.
Download Orangescrum to your server
Unpack it to your document root directory
unzip master.zip -d /var/www/html
All Orangescrum files are directory will be unpacked in a new ‘orangescrum-master’ directory. We will rename it to something simpler
mv /var/www/html/orangescrum-master/ /var/www/html/orangescrum
Change the ownership of the directory.
chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/orangescrum
Now, change the current working directory and import the Orangescrum data from the database.sql dump file into the newly created MariaDB database
cd /var/www/html/orangescrum/ mysql -u orangescrumuser -p orangescrum < database.sql
Open and modify the ‘database.php’ file to update the database information
vim app/Config/database.php public $default = array( 'datasource' => 'Database/Mysql', 'persistent' => false, 'host' => 'localhost', 'login' => 'orangescrumuser', 'password' => 'PASSWORD', 'database' => 'orangescrum', 'prefix' => '', 'encoding' => 'utf8', );
Save and close the file.
Now, edit the ‘constants.php’ file and update the WEB_DOMAIN, FROM_EMAIL_NOTIFY and SUPPORT_EMAIL fields.
vim app/Config/constants.php define("WEB_DOMAIN", "YourDomain.com"); //ex. demo.orangescrum.com define('FROM_EMAIL_NOTIFY', 'email@example.com'); //(REQUIRED) define('SUPPORT_EMAIL', 'firstname.lastname@example.org'); //(REQUIRED) From Email
and save the file.
Create a new virtual host directive in Apache. To do that, create a new Apache configuration file named ‘orangescrum.conf’ on your virtual server:
touch /etc/apache2/sites-available/orangescrum.conf ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/orangescrum.conf /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/orangescrum.conf vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/orangescrum.conf
with the following content
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin email@example.com DocumentRoot /var/www/html/orangescrum/ ServerName yourdomain.com ServerAlias www.yourdomain.com <Directory /var/www/html/orangescrum/> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All Order allow,deny allow from all </Directory> ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/yourdomain.com-error_log CustomLog /var/log/apache2/yourdomain.com-access_log common </VirtualHost>
Once it is done, restart the web server for the changes to take effect
service apache2 restart
http://yourdomain.com in your favorite browser and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Orangescrum installation.
You can check Orangescrum’s official documentation for more information about the application.
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