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How to install GLPI on Ubuntu 22.04

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Hello, friends. In this post, we will show you how to install GLPI on Ubuntu 22.04.

GLPI is a web application that allows us to deploy a fleet management system. It has also evolved and with it, you can also manage hardware, software, and data centers by linking the asset inventory to the helpdesk.

Let’s get started.

Install GLPI on Ubuntu 22.04

As it is a web application, we have to deploy a functional web server along with a database handler such as MySQL or MariaDB.

Install Apache and PHP on Ubuntu 22.04

The first thing is to deploy the web server and PHP. Fortunately, recent versions of GLPI support PHP 8.1 natively so we don’t have to do much.

First, open a terminal or connect via SSH to the server and update the system

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Then, you can install Apache and PHP together with the necessary modules.

sudo apt install apache2 php8.1 php8.1-curl php8.1-zip php8.1-gd php8.1-intl php8.1-intl php-pear php8.1-imagick php8.1-imap php-memcache php8. 1-pspell php8.1-tidy php8.1-xmlrpc php8.1-xsl php8.1-mbstring php8.1-ldap php8.1-ldap php-cas php-apcu libapache2-mod-php8.1 php8.1-mysql php-bz2

This way, you already have the basics. Next, set up the rules in the firewall.

sudo ufw allow 80
sudo ufw allow 443

Now we can continue.

Install MariaDB on Ubuntu 22.04

Currently, GLPI supports only MySQL and MariaDB, so we have to install one of them. So, let’s install MariaDB.

How to install MariaDB on Ubuntu 22.04?

After it is installed and configured, you can create the database and the user for GLPI.

Access the console:

sudo mysql -u root -p

Create the new database:

CREATE DATABASE glpidb;

You can change the database name. Then, it is the user’s turn. Again, you can assign another username and password.

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON glpidb.* TO 'user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'pas';

Now refresh the permissions and finally exit the console:

FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
EXIT;

Download GLPI on Ubuntu 22.04

Now we can download the latest stable version of GLPI.

cd /tmp/
wget https://github.com/glpi-project/glpi/releases/download/10.0.2/glpi-10.0.2.tgz

Now unzip the archive

tar -xvf glpi-10.0.2.tgz

Move it to the Apache root directory:

sudo mv glpi /var/www/html/

Assign appropriate permissions

sudo chmod 755 -R /var/www/html/

And make Apache the owner of it:

sudo chown www-data:www-data -R /var/www/html/

Now create a new virtualhost for GLPI

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/glpi.conf

Add the following:

<VirtualHost *:80>
   ServerAdmin admin@your_domain.com
   DocumentRoot /var/www/html/glpi
   ServerName your-domain.com

   <Directory /var/www/html/glpi>
        Options FollowSymlinks
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted
   </Directory>

   ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/your-domain.com_error.log
   CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/your-domain.com_access.log combined

</VirtualHost>

This is a very basic configuration that clearly can be improved. The important things are the ServerAdmin, ServerName and the logs.

Save the changes and close the editor.

Finally, enable the new site and the rewrite module

sudo a2ensite glpi
sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo systemctl restart apache2

Optional: Enable HTTPS

Optionally and highly recommended is to enable HTTPS on the server. To achieve this, install Let’s Encrypt certificates with Certbot.

sudo apt install cerbot python3-cerbot-apache

Now generate and install these certificates:

cetbot --apache -d [domain] --email [your-email]

And finally, you can restart Apache to apply all the changes

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Install GLPI on Ubuntu 22.04

Now open a web browser and go to https://your-domain and the installation will start.

First, with the language

GLPI Setup
GLPI Setup

Then with the license which you will have to accept.

Terms of licenses
Terms of licenses

Then you will be given the option to do a fresh install or upgrade from a previous one. In this case, it is an installation from scratch.

Beginning of the installation
Beginning of the installation

Next, you will be shown a screen where the installer will verify all the dependencies.

Checking the requisites
Checking the requisites

Next, it is time to connect to the database. First the server (localhost) and then the user with the password.

Configuring the database
Configuring the database

When connecting, you will be given the option to create a new database or use the one we have created.

Connection successful
Connection successful

You will be informed that everything went well with the database.

Database initialized
Database initialized

You will then be asked if you wish to contribute to the project by submitting anonymous usage statistics.

Installing GLPI on Ubuntu 22.04
Installing GLPI on Ubuntu 22.04

Likewise, you will then be offered information about GLPI.

Setup GLPI
Setup GLPI

Finally, you will see the login credentials indicating that everything went well.

GLPI installed
GLPI installed

You will see the login screen.

GLPI Login page
GLPI Login page

Log in with the administrator profile, and you will see the whole panel.

GLPI on Ubuntu 22.04
GLPI on Ubuntu 22.04

Enjoy it.

Conclusion

Thanks to this post, you learned how to install GLPI on Ubuntu 22.04 is an excellent tool for any organization.

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