Installing WeKan with LEMP Stack on AlmaLinux 8

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WeKan ® is an completely Open Source and Free software collaborative kanban board application with MIT license. Whether you’re maintaining a personal todo list, planning your holidays with some friends, or working in a team on your next revolutionary idea, Kanban boards are an unbeatable tool to keep your things organized.

They give you a visual overview of the current state of your project, and make you productive by allowing you to focus on the few items that matter the most. In this article, we are going to learn how to install WeKan on AlmaLinux 8. So, let’s get started.

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Pre-requisites :

  • A system with AlmaLinux 8 installed and running.
  • root access to the system.
  • LEMP Stack installed and running, for this, you can refer to one of our guides on installing the LEMP Stack (Nginx, MariaDB, and PHP).

Once you’re all set, we’ll proceed with WeKan installation and configuration.

Install snapd

Let us begin with installing snapd. For installing snapd, use the below commands

yum install snapd

systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

Install Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate

Let’s issue an SSL certificate for the domain. For this, we will need the EPEL repository and the mod_ssl package on AlmaLinux 8 operating system.

Update and install EPEL repository and the mod_ssl package on the system using the below command:

dnf install epel-release mod_ssl -y

Next, we will install the certbot client which is used to create Let’s Encrypt certificates:

dnf install python3-certbot-nginx -y

Install SSL Certificate

Use the certbot command to issue a Let’s Encrypt certificate. Replace dev4.domainhere.info and dev@dev4.domainhere.info with your domain name and email :

certbot --nginx --agree-tos --redirect --hsts --staple-ocsp --email dev@dev4.domainhere.info -d dev4.domainhere.info

SSL certificates are valid for 90 days. The renewal process is now automated, you do not have to renew this manually.

Configuring Nginx Reverse Proxy

Let’s configure nginx.conf with the following command:

nano /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

Copy below code to nginx.conf file.

# For more information on configuration, see:
#   * Official English Documentation: http://nginx.org/en/docs/
#   * Official Russian Documentation: http://nginx.org/ru/docs/

user nginx;
worker_processes auto;
error_log /var/log/nginx/error.log;
pid /run/nginx.pid;

# Load dynamic modules. See /usr/share/doc/nginx/README.dynamic.
include /usr/share/nginx/modules/*.conf;

events {
    worker_connections 1024;
}

http {
    log_format  main  '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] "$request" '
                  '$status $body_bytes_sent "$http_referer" '
                  '"$http_user_agent" "$http_x_forwarded_for"';

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

    sendfile            on;
    tcp_nopush          on;
    tcp_nodelay         on;
    keepalive_timeout   65;
    types_hash_max_size 2048;

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

    # Load modular configuration files from the /etc/nginx/conf.d directory.
    # See http://nginx.org/en/docs/ngx_core_module.html#include
    # for more information.
    include /etc/nginx/conf.d/*.conf;
}

Now, type in Ctrl+O and type Ctrl+X to save and exit the file.

Create a new Nginx configuration file dev4.conf for the domain with the following command:

vi /etc/nginx/conf.d/dev4.conf

Add the following codes:

Replace dev4.domainhere.info and 192.169.7.180 with Your Domain Name & IP Address also Change SSL Path according to your SSL Path.

upstream app {
    server 192.169.7.180:3001;
}

server {
listen 80 default_server;
server_name dev4.domainhere.info;
return 301 https://$server_name$request_uri;
}

server {
    listen 443 ssl; # managed by Certbot
    # The host name to respond to
    server_name dev4.domainhere.info;

    ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/dev4.domainhere.info/fullchain.pem; # managed by Certbot
    ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/dev4.domainhere.info/privkey.pem; # managed by Certbot
    include /etc/letsencrypt/options-ssl-nginx.conf; # managed by Certbot
    ssl_dhparam /etc/letsencrypt/ssl-dhparams.pem; # managed by Certbot

    location / {
    proxy_pass http://app;
    proxy_set_header X-Real-IP  $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header Host $host;
    proxy_set_header X-Real-Port $server_port;
    proxy_set_header X-Real-Scheme $scheme;
    }
}

Now, press the Esc key, and type in :wq! and press the Enter key to save and exit the file.

Now, restart & check the Nginx with the following commands:

For SELinux enabled systems, Run the below command

setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect 1

Restart Nginx Server

systemctl restart nginx

systemctl status nginx

Enable http and https ( 80/443/3001 ):

To enable http and https connection through the firewall, follow the commands:

firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port 80/tcp

firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port 443/tcp

firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port 3001/tcp

firewall-cmd --reload

Install WeKan using Snapd

Let’s install Wekan using the below commands

snap install wekan

snap set wekan root-url="https://dev4.domainhere.info"

snap set wekan port='3001'

systemctl restart snap.wekan.mongodb

systemctl restart snap.wekan.wekan

Accessing WeKan

Now open the IP address from your browser, this will redirect you to the Wekan.

https://dev4.domainhere.info/sign-in

Replace the dev4.domainhere.info with the actual IP or domain configured on the server.

Input the Database details which was configured earlier. Follow the below steps:

Now you have successfully installed WeKan with LEMP Stack on AlmaLinux 8.



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