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How To Install Mattermost on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Mattermost on Ubuntu 22.04


In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Mattermost on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Mattermost is an open-source, self-hosted chat and collaboration platform that is designed for modern teams. It is similar to other chat platforms like Slack, but it is designed to be more flexible and customizable, with a focus on security and privacy. One of the main advantages of Mattermost is its flexibility and customization options. It can be easily integrated with other tools and services, such as GitLab and JIRA, and it can be customized to meet the specific needs of a team. It is also highly scalable, with support for large organizations and distributed teams.

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 Mattermost on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Mattermost.
  • 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 Mattermost on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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
sudo apt install dirmngr gnupg apt-transport-https ca-certificates software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing PostgreSQL Database Server.

By default, PostgreSQL is available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of PostgreSQL to your system:

sudo apt install postgresql postgresql-contrib

Once successfully installed, enable PostgreSQL (to start automatically upon system boot), start, and verify the status using the commands below:

sudo systemctl enable postgresql
sudo systemctl start postgresql
sudo systemctl status postgresql

Next, run the command below to log in to the PostgreSQL you just installed above:

sudo --login --user postgres

Then, we create the Mattermost database:

postgres=# CREATE DATABASE mattermostdb;
postgres=# CREATE USER mmuser WITH PASSWORD 'mmuser-password';
postgres=# GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON DATABASE mattermost to mmuser;
postgres=# \q

For additional resources on installing PostgreSQL, read the post below:

Step 3. Installing Mattermost on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, Mattermost is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the latest version of Mattermost to your Ubuntu system:

wget https://releases.mattermost.com/7.5.2/mattermost-7.5.2-linux-amd64.tar.gz

Next, extract the archive:

tar -xvzf mattermost*.gz

Move the extracted files to the /opt directory.

sudo mv mattermost /opt

Create the data storage directory for the Mattermost server.

sudo mkdir /opt/mattermost/data

Step 4. Create a user for Mattermost.

You’ll need to create a Mattermost system user and group to launch the service:

sudo useradd --system --user-group mattermost

Verify it is a system user using the command below:

id mattermost

Next, you’ll need to change the ownership of the Mattermost directory to the Mattermost user that you just created. To do this, enter the following command:

sudo chown -R mattermost:mattermost /opt/mattermost

Step 5. Configure Mattermost Server.

Now open the configuration file /opt/mattermost/config/config.json:

nano /opt/mattermost/config/config.json

Find the variable DriverName under the SqlSettings and change its value to mysql.

"DriverName": "mysql",

Set the variable DataSource to the following value. Replace mmuser with the SQL username, YourPassword23! with the SQL password, and mattermostdb with the database name, you configured in step 2.

"DataSource": "mmuser:Your-strong-Passwd@tcp(localhost:3306)/mattermostdb?charset=utf8mb4,utf8&writeTimeout=30s",

Step 6. Create a Systemd Service for Mattermost.

Now we create a systemd service file to manage the Mattermost service:

nano /lib/systemd/system/mattermost.service

Add the following file:




Save and close the file, then reload the systemd daemon with the following command:

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl start mattermost
sudo systemctl enable mattermos

Step 7. Configure Firewall.

Now we set up an Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW) with Apache to allow public access on default web ports for 8065:

sudo ufw allow OpenSSH
sudo ufw allow 8065
sudo ufw enable

Step 8. Accessing Mattermost Web Interface.

Once successfully installed, open your web browser and access the Mattermost installation wizard using the URL http://your-IP-address:8065. You will be redirected to the following page:

Install Mattermost on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Mattermost. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Mattermost on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Mattermost 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 idroot.us, 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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