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We recommend following the quick-install document. The current document describes the steps that are needed to install a working deployment, but steps are easy to mess up, and the debian packages are more up-to-date, where this document is sometimes not updated to reflect latest changes.
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This describes configuring a server
jitsi.example.com on a Debian-based distribution.
For other distributions you can adapt the steps (especially changing the dependencies package installations (e.g. for nginx) and paths accordingly) so that it matches your host's distribution.
You will also need to generate some passwords for
There are also some complete example config files available, mentioned in each section.
There are additional configurations to be done for a scalable installation.
This is how the network looks:
Add config file in
- add your domain virtual host section:
- add domain with authentication for conference focus user:
- add focus user to server admins:
- and finally configure components:
Add link for the added configuration
Generate certs for the domain:
Add auth.jitsi.example.com to the trusted certificates on the local machine:
Note that the
-f flag is necessary if there are symlinks left from a previous installation.
If you are using a JDK package not provided by Debian, as the ones from adopjdk, you should also make your JDK aware of the new debian certificate keystore replacing or linking the JDK
cacerts. Example, if you use JDK from adoptjdk: Amazon app pictures too big.
Create conference focus user:
Restart prosody XMPP server with the new config
Add a new file
/etc/nginx/sites-available (see also the example config file):
Add link for the added configuration
Install Jitsi Videobridge
Visit https://download.jitsi.org/jitsi-videobridge/linux to determine the current build number, download and unzip it:
Install JRE if missing:
NOTE: When installing on older Debian releases keep in mind that you need JRE >= 1.7.
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~/.sip-communicator/sip-communicator.properties in the home folder of the user that will be starting Jitsi Videobridge:
Start the videobridge with:
Or autostart it by adding the line in
Install Jitsi Conference Focus (jicofo)
Install JDK and Maven if missing:
NOTE: When installing on older Debian releases keep in mind that you need JDK >= 1.7.
Clone source from Github repo:
Build the package.
Deploy Jitsi Meet
Checkout and configure Jitsi Meet:
NOTE: When installing on older distributions keep in mind that you need Node.js >= 12 and npm >= 6.
Edit host names in
/srv/jitsi-meet/config.js (see also the example config file):
Verify that nginx config is valid and reload nginx:
Running behind NAT
Jitsi Videobridge can run behind a NAT, provided that both required ports are routed (forwarded) to the machine that it runs on. By default these ports are
If you do not route these two ports, Jitsi Meet will only work with video for two people, breaking upon 3 or more people trying to show video.
TCP/443 is required for the webserver which can be running on another machine than the Jitsi Videobrige is running on.
The following extra lines need to be added to the file
~/.sip-communicator/sip-communicator.properties (in the home directory of the user running the videobridge):
Hold your first conference
You are now all set and ready to have your first meet by going to http://jitsi.example.com
Jibri is a set of tools for recording and/or streaming a Jitsi Meet conference.
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