How To Install Jitsi Meet on Debian 10

Install Jitsi Meet on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Jitsi Meet on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Jitsi Meet is a free and open-source video-conferencing application that can be used as a standalone application or embed in your web application. It is based on WebRTC and provides multi-person video conference rooms without installing additional software or browser extensions.

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 Jitsi Meet open-source video conferencing on a Debian 10 (Buster).

Install Jitsi Meet on Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ca-certificates

Step 2. Installing Jitsi Meet on Debian 10.

Now add the Jitsi repository key to your Debian system:

curl https://download.jitsi.org/jitsi-key.gpg.key | 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

Then, install the Jitsi Meet  using the following command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install jitsi-meet

During the installation, we will be asked to enter the hostname of our server, which can be your domain. For example, meet.idroot.us.

Install Jitsi Meet on Debian 10

Also, you can choose to generate a new self-signed TLS certificate, so later you can obtain and install a trusted Let’s Encryption certificate:

Install Jitsi Meet on Debian 10

Step 3. Let’s Encrypt Certificate for Jitsi Meet.

We need to generate a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate for your server:

sudo apt install certbot

Next, run the following script to generate a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate for your instance:

/usr/share/jitsi-meet/scripts/install-letsencrypt-cert.sh

When asked, enter your e-mail address to receive notifications regarding your certificate and press enter to request the certificate.

Step 4. Configure Firewall.

Enable UFW firewall and open the needed ports:

ufw allow in ssh
ufw allow in http
ufw allow in https
ufw allow in 10000/udp
ufw enable

Step 5. Accessing Jitsi Web Interface.

Now visit https://me.idroot.us and you will be able to start the conference. You will see a greeting page with a room name input field. Just enter a room name and click the Go button.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Jitsi Meet. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Jitsi Meet free video conferencing solutions on the Debian system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Jitsi Meet website.

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