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 embedded 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 the step-by-step installation of the Jitsi Meet open-source video conferencing on a Debian 10 (Buster).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • 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 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 | sudo sh -c 'gpg --dearmor > /usr/share/keyrings/jitsi-keyring.gpg' 
echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/jitsi-keyring.gpg] 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,

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:


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 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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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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