How To Install OrangeScrum on CentOS 8

Install OrangeScrum on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install OrangeScrum on CentOS 8. 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 of OrangeScrum on CentOS 8.

Install OrangeScrum on CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Install LAMP server.

A CentOS 8 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here.

Step 3. Installing Orangescrum on CentOS 8.

Now we download the Open Source version of Orangescrum run the following command:

sudo wget https://github.com/Orangescrum/orangescrum/archive/master.zip

After downloading, you will need to unzip the master.zip. To do this, run:

sudo unzip master.zip
sudo mv orangescrum-master /var/www/html/

We will need to change some folders permissions:

sudo chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/orangescrum-master
sudo chmod -R 777 /var/www/html/orangescrum-master

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 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:

mysql_secure_installation

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 the Orangescrum. 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 Orangescrum installation:

CREATE DATABASE orangescrum;
CREATE USER 'orangescrumuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your-passwd';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `orangescrum`.* TO 'orangescrumuser'@'localhost';
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
exit

Then, import the OrangeScrum data into the OrangeScrum database using the following command as shown below:

mysql -u orangescrum_user -p orangescrum < /var/www/html/orangescrum-master/database.sql

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

sudo nano /var/www/html/orangescrum-master/app/Config/database.php

Change the file as shown below:

class DATABASE_CONFIG {

    public $default = array(
            'datasource' => 'Database/Mysql',
            'persistent' => false,
            'host' => 'localhost',
            'login' => 'orangescrumuser',
            'password' => 'Your_Passwd',
            'database' => 'orangescrum',
            'prefix' => '',
            'encoding' => 'utf8',
    );
}

Next, you need to edit the constants.php file for SMTP:

sudo nano /var/www/html/orangescrum-master/app/Config/constants.php

Find and Change the following lines as per your need:

//Gmail SMTP
define("SMTP_HOST", "ssl://smtp.gmail.com");
define("SMTP_PORT", "465");
define("SMTP_UNAME", "admin@idroot.us");
define("SMTP_PWORD", "******");
define("IS_SMTP", "0");


define('FROM_EMAIL_NOTIFY', 'notify@idroot.us'); //(REQUIRED)
define('SUPPORT_EMAIL', 'support@idroot.us'); //(REQUIRED) From Email

Save and close the file when you are finished.

Step 5. Configuring Apache.

Now we create an Apache virtual host configuration file for OrangeScrum with the following command:

nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/orangescrum.conf

Add the following lines:

<VirtualHost *:80>
 ServerAdmin admin@example.com
 ServerName example.com
 DocumentRoot /var/www/html/orangescrum-master
 DirectoryIndex index.php
<Directory /var/www/html/orangescrum-master2\/>
 Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
 AllowOverride All
 Order allow,deny
 allow from all
</Directory>
 ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/orangescrum_error.log
 CustomLog /var/log/httpd/orangescrum_access.log combined
</VirtualHost>

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

sudo systemctl restart httpd

Step 6. Install an SSL certificate.

First, download the required packages and create a new system binary:

wget https://dl.eff.org/certbot-auto
sudo mv certbot-auto /usr/local/bin/certbot-auto
sudo chown root /usr/local/bin/certbot-auto
sudo chmod 0755 /usr/local/bin/certbot-auto

Next, run the certbot command that will download and install all of its dependencies:

sudo /usr/local/bin/certbot-auto --apache

Step 7. Configure Firewall.

Modify firewall rules in order to allow web access:

sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-service=http
sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-service=https
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Step 8. Accessing OrangeScrum.

OrangeScrum will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favourite browser and navigate to https://your-domain.com/ or https://server-ip-address and complete the required steps to finish the installation.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed OrangeScrum. Thanks for using this tutorial to install the OrangeScrum on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official OrangeScrum website.

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