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How To Install Taiga on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Taiga on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Taiga on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Taiga is a versatile, open-source project management tool designed to cater to multi-functional teams. With its intuitive interface and robust features, Taiga simplifies the process of project management, making it an ideal choice for teams of all sizes.

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 Taiga project management on Ubuntu 22.04. 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.
  • Access the terminal on your Ubuntu system, where we’ll execute the commands for a seamless Taiga installation.
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Taiga.
  • 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 Taiga on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. Before diving into the installation process, it’s crucial to ensure your system is up-to-date. Open your terminal and enter the following commands to update and upgrade your system packages:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Next, install the necessary dependencies. Taiga requires Git, PIP, and virtualenv. Use the following commands to install these dependencies:

sudo apt install git
sudo apt install python3-pip
pip install virtualenv

Step 2. Installing Nginx.

Taiga operates with the Nginx web server. If you haven’t installed Nginx on your system, use the following command:

sudo apt install nginx

Once the installation is complete, start the Nginx service with this command:

sudo systemctl start nginx

Step 3. Installing Node.js.

Taiga’s frontend requires Node.js. To install Node.js, use the following commands:

sudo apt install nodejs
sudo apt install npm

Verify the installation by checking the version of Node.js:

nodejs -v

Step 4. Installing PostgreSQL.

Taiga uses PostgreSQL as its database. Install PostgreSQL using the following command:

sudo apt install postgresql postgresql-contrib

Once installed, create a new PostgreSQL user and database for Taiga:

sudo -u postgres createuser taiga
sudo -u postgres createdb taiga -O taiga

Step 5. Installing Taiga on Ubuntu 22.04.

Now that the prerequisites are in place, it’s time to install Taiga. First, clone the Taiga repository from GitHub:

git clone https://github.com/kaleidos-ventures/taiga-back

Navigate to the taiga directory and create a new Python virtual environment:

cd taiga-back
virtualenv -p python3.8 .env

Activate the virtual environment and install the required Python packages:

source .env/bin/activate
pip install -r requirements.txt

Next, copy the sample settings/local.py file and modify it to match your configuration:

cp settings/local.py.example settings/local.py

Now, migrate the database and load the initial data:

python manage.py migrate
python manage.py loaddata initial_user
python manage.py loaddata initial_project_templates
python manage.py compilemessages
python manage.py collectstatic --noinput

For the frontend, clone the Taiga frontend repository and install the required Node.js packages:

git clone https://github.com/kaleidos-ventures/taiga-front.git
cd taiga-front
npm install

Copy the sample conf.json file and modify it to match your configuration:

cp dist/conf.example.json dist/conf.json

Step 6. Configuring Nginx for Taiga.

To make Taiga accessible via a web browser, configure Nginx to serve the Taiga frontend. Create a new Nginx server block file:

sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/taiga

In this file, add the following server block, replacing server_name with your domain name or IP address:

server {
    listen 80;
    server_name _;
    large_client_header_buffers 4 32k;
    client_max_body_size 50M;
    charset utf-8;

    access_log /var/log/nginx.access.log;

    include /etc/nginx/mime.types;
    default_type application/octet-stream;

    location / {
        root /home/taiga/taiga-front-dist/dist/;
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.html;

    location /api {
        proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
        proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
        proxy_set_header X-Scheme $scheme;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
        proxy_redirect off;

    location /admin {
        proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
        proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
        proxy_set_header X-Scheme $scheme;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
        proxy_redirect off;

    location /static {
        alias /home/taiga/taiga-back/static;

    location /media {
        alias /home/taiga/taiga-back/media;

Enable the new server block by creating a symbolic link to the sites-enabled directory:

sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/taiga /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/
sudo systemctl restart nginx

Step 7. Creating a Superuser for Taiga.

To manage your Taiga instance, create a superuser account. Run the following command and follow the prompts to create a new superuser:

python manage.py createsuperuser

Step 8. Accessing Taiga Web UI.

You can now access your Taiga instance by opening a web browser and navigating to your server’s IP address or domain name. Log in with the superuser credentials you created earlier.

Install Taiga on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Taiga. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Taiga project management tool on the Ubuntu system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Taiga 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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