How To Install GitScrum on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install GitScrum on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GitScrum on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, GitScrum is a free, open-source project management tool that you may use to cope with projects with ease. GitScrum makes use of the noted Git platform and Scrum application methodology to allow for greater team management. With GitScrum, organizations can triage and distribute work throughout groups in numerous departments based on email, calls, orders, projects, tasks, reminders, calendar events, and more.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the GitScrum management tool on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install GitScrum on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install the LAMP stack.

A Ubuntu 20.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here.

Step 3. Installing Composer.

A composer is a tool for dependency management in PHP. To install Composer on Ubuntu, run the commands below:

sudo apt install curl git
curl -sS | sudo php -- --install-dir=/usr/local/bin --filename=composer

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for GitScrum.

By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each step carefully which will set a root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB:


Configure it like this:

- Set root password? [Y/n] y
- Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y
- Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y
- Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y
- Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y

Next, we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for GitScrum. Run the following command:

mysql -u root -p

This will prompt you for a password, so enter your MariaDB root password and hit Enter. Once you are logged in to your database server you need to create a database for GitScrum installation:

CREATE USER 'gitscrumuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your-passwd';
GRANT ALL ON gitscrum.* TO 'gitscrumuser'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION;

Step 5. Installing GitScrum on Ubuntu 20.04.

Now we download the latest version of GitScrum from the Git repository with the following command:

cd /var/www/html
git clone

Next, change the directory to laravel-gitscrum and update the GitScrum packages:

cd laravel-gitscrum
composer update
composer run-script post-root-package-install

Step 6. Configure GitScrum.

In order to integrate GitScrum with GitLab, you will need to sign in to GitLab and create an app. You can create it by visiting the URL

Next, you will need to define your application ID and Secret in .env the file:

nano /var/www/html/laravel-gitscrum/.env

Define your database details, app URL, GitLab ID, and Secret:


Then, migrate the database using the following command:

php artisan migrate
php artisan db:seed

We will need to change some folders permissions:

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/laravel-gitscrum
chmod -R 775 /var/www/html/laravel-gitscrum

Step 7. Configure Apache for GitScrum.

Create a new virtual host directive in Apache. For example, create a new Apache configuration file named ‘gitscrum.conf’ on your virtual server:

touch /etc/apache2/sites-available/gitscrum.conf
ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/gitscrum.conf /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/gitscrum.conf
nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/gitscrum.conf

Add the following lines:

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/laravel-gitscrum/public/

<Directory /var/www/html/laravel-gitscrum/public/>
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
allow from all

ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/
CustomLog /var/log/apache2/ common


Now, we can restart the Apache webserver so that the changes take place:

sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo a2ensite gitscrum.conf 
sudo systemctl restart apache2.service

Step 8. Accessing GitScrum Web Interface.

GitScrum will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to and complete the required steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Install GitScrum on Ubuntu 20.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed GitScrum. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the GitScrum management tool on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official GitScrum website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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