How to install the EGroupware community server

In this post, you will learn how to install the EGroupware community server

Groupware is a free, open-source groupware software intended for businesses from small to enterprises. Its primary functions allow users to manage contacts, appointments, projects, and to-do lists.

  1. Prepare OS and Install Pre-Requisites

Prepare OS and install docker on it. In this article, I am using Ubuntu 22.04

Create repository file for Linux distribution.

# echo 'deb /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/server:eGroupWare.list

# sudo apt install gnupg # required, but not installed by apt-key add in Debian 10/11

# wget -nv -O - | sudo apt-key add - | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/server:eGroupWare.asc

# sudo apt update

install the EGroupware community server

# apt install egroupware-docker

install the EGroupware community server

Check the status of app containers

# docker ps

Open the browser

http://your server IP

For Username and password

# cat /var/lib/egroupware/egroupware-docker-install.log

use sysops user

to integrate needs configuration and will create another post for integration of


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  1. Hi Fazal.

    Thank you for describing the installation of EGroupware here. However, I still have some comments:

    It is not necessary to install Docker beforehand. The EGroupware installation takes care of this and installs the correct(!) version.
    Installing Docker beforehand can cause problems under certain circumstances.

    Rocket.Chat can be installed directly on the EGroupware server:
    The installation then integrates Rocket.Chat directly into EGroupware. Including authentication via OAuth.

    Please also publish the following links:
    Github Wiki:

    Many greetings
    Stefan Unverricht
    EGroupware Community Manager


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