This article will show you a step-by-step guide on how to do a quick Jitsi-Meet installation on your Ubuntu Shell.
You will need to install/update the following packages prior to a Jitsi-Meet installation:
- OpenJDK 8
Jitsi requires dependencies from Ubuntu's universe package repository.
To confirm it is enabled, run:
sudo apt-add-repository universe
You should see this on your screen:
Setup a hostname on your shell:
sudo hostnamectl set-hostname *your_domain*
To add the Jitsi package repository to your Shell, run the following commands:
sudo sh -c 'gpg --dearmor > /usr/share/keyrings/jitsi-keyring.gpg' echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/jitsi-keyring.gpg] https://download.jitsi.org stable/'
sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jitsi-stable.list > /dev/null
And then update all package sources:
sudo apt update
If you have a firewall installed, add the following rules to allow traffic to the Jitsi Meet server:
sudo ufw allow 80/tcp
sudo ufw allow 443/tcp
sudo ufw allow 10000/udp
sudo ufw allow 22/tcp
sudo ufw allow 3478/udp
sudo ufw allow 5349/tcp
sudo ufw enable
Now you are ready to install the Jitsi Meet package:
sudo apt install jitsi-meet
- You will be asked about SSL/TLS certificate generation. Choose Generate a new self-signed certificate. It's a recommended and secure option, however you will be able to upload your own certificate later.
- You will also be asked to enter a hostname of the Jitsi Meet server. You can enter your domain name if you have one or just enter your Shells dedicated IP address.
Now we have to generate a new TLS certificate.
Run the following in your Shell:
You will see this on your screen:
Enter your email address to accept the agreement and click Enter.
In order to allow only registered users create conference rooms on your server, you have to open a /etc/prosody/conf.avail/jitsi.your_domain.cfg.lua file in any text editor:
sudo nano /etc/prosody/conf.avail/your_domain.cfg.lua
You have to edit:
authentication = "anonymous"
authentication = "internal_plain"
Then we should add the following code to the end of the same file:
authentication = "anonymous"
c2s_require_encryption = false
This will allow anonymous users to join your conference with a link and a password provided to them by a conference host.
Now, let's open /etc/jitsi/meet/jitsi.your_domain-config.js
sudo nano /etc/jitsi/meet/jitsi.your_domain-config.js
Add uncomment the following line:
// anonymousdomain: 'guest.jitsi.your_domain',
You should see this when you are done:
To add a new user to your Jitsi Meet server, run:
sudo prosodyctl register user your_domain password
And in the end we have to restart Jitsi Meet services to load the updated configuration:
sudo systemctl restart prosody.service
sudo systemctl restart jicofo.service
sudo systemctl restart jitsi-videobridge2.service
Congratulations! You have completed the Jitsi Meet installation and can access your conference portal by entering your domain name or a dedicated IP address into your browser.
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