How To Install XWiki on Debian 9 Stretch

Install XWiki on Debian 9 Stretch

In this tutorial we will show you how to install XWiki on Debian 9. For those of you who didn’t know, XWiki is a free and open source, Java-based advanced wiki software platform. It runs on servlet containers like JBoss, Tomcat, Jetty etc. It also uses a database such as MySQL or PostgreSQL to store its information.

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 XWiki on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.

Install XWiki on Debian 9 Stretch

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal:

Step 2. Installing XWiki on Debian 9.

First, add the official XWiki repository. You can do this by executing the following commands:

To list the available packages offered by this repository, run the following command:


You can see on the list that the repo contains packages that can install XWiki with different versions of Tomcat, MySQL and PostgreSQL. We will install XWiki Enterprise with Tomcat 8 and MySQL database server, but depending on your needs, you can select another package. Run the following command:

Since all dependencies have to be installed, the installation may take some time. During the installation, you will be prompted to enter a password for the postgresql ‘xwiki’ user.

Step 3. Accessing XWiki.

XWiki will be available on HTTP port 8080 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://server-ip:8080/xwiki 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.

Install XWiki on Debian 9 Stretch

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed XWiki. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing XWiki in Debian 9 Stretch systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official XWiki web site.

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