How To Install Orangescrum on CentOS 7

Install Orangescrum on CentOS 7

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of Orangescrum on your CentOS 7 server.  For those of you who didn’t know, Orangescrum is a free, open source, flexible project management web application written using CakePHP.  It helps you to manage projects, teams, documents, and tasks, all in one place. Orangescrum provides various features like agile project management, collaboration, issue tracking, notifications, reporting, task management, and traditional project management functionality for small/medium businesses.

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 Orangescrum on a CentOS 7 server.

Install Orangescrum on CentOS 7

Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

Step 2. Install LAMP server.

A CentOS 7 LAMP stack server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also install required PHP modules:

Step 3. Installing Orangescrum.

First thing to do is to go to Orangescrum’s download page and download the latest stable version of Orangescrum:

After downloading Orangescrum you will need to unzip To do this, run:

We will need to change some folders permissions:

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for Orangescrum.

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

Configure it like this:

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

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 Orangescrum installation:

Next you need to import the data from the database.sql file located in the /var/www/html/orangescrumPM directory:

Next, By default STRICT mode is set to on in MySQL. You will need to disable it:

Find and change the line from:


Next step, Now you need to change the post_max_size and upload_max_filesize to 200M in the php.ini file:

Find and change the value from 2M to 200M:

Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for Orangescrum.

We will create Apache virtual host for your Orangescrum website. First create ‘/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf’ file with using a text editor of your choice:

Next, create the virtual host:

Add the following lines:

Save and close the file. Restart the apache service for the changes to take effects:

Step 6. Configure Orangescrum

Now you need to edit the database.php file to update the database connection details:

Change the file as shown below, Save and close the file when you are finished:

Next, you need to provide your valid email address and password for SMTP, and update the FROM_EMAIL_NOTIFY and SUPPORT_EMAIL configurations in the constants.php file:

Change the following lines as per your need:

Save and close the file when you are finished.

Step 7. Accessing Orangescrum.

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

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Orangescrum. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Orangescrum on CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Orangescrum web site.

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