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nihilist - 16 / 10 / 2020

Kanboard (nginx, mariadb, php7.4)

Rent a VPS with debian 10+ (or just run it yourself, but make sure it is correctly port forwarded so that public ip points to the machine like a vps).

Once you have ssh'd into your debian server as root, we can start:

Initial Setup

apt update -y && apt upgrade -y
apt install nginx socat mariadb-server git php8.2-{fpm,mbstring,cli,opcache,zip,xml,gd,ldap,mysql,sqlite3} -y 
mysql -u root -p

CREATE DATABASE kanboard CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 COLLATE utf8mb4_unicode_ci;;
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON kanboard.* TO 'kanboard'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'StrongPassword';

Next you'll need to get the latest version of kanboard, currently it is version 1.2.16

export VER=1.2.16
tar xvf v${VER}.tar.gz
rm -f v${VER}.tar.gz
mv kanboard-${VER}/ /var/www/kanboard

Next we configure config.php:

wget -O /var/www/kanboard/config.php
nano /var/www/kanboard/config.php

Edit the config file if you want, the important part being the following:

Then hit CTRL+S to save and CTRL+X to exit nano.

Configuring NGINX

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/kanboard
wget -O /etc/nginx/sites-available/kanboard.conf
rm /etc/nginx/sites-available/default 
rm /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default 
ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/kanboard.conf /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/kanboard.conf

Now for this part we need a domain name, if you want the a free alternative just use

Test if the domain name correctly points to your server's ip address:

Once that's done use to get your free letsencrypt certificate:

wget -O - | sh
source ~/.bashrc

systemctl stop nginx --issue --standalone -d -k 4096
systemctl start nginx 

nginx -t

nano /etc/nginx/conf.d/kanboard.conf

next just change the domain name to yours:

hit ctrl+S and ctrl+X when you're done, and then reload the nginx configuration:

systemctl restart php7.4-fpm nginx mysql

BONUS: self registration plugin for public usage:

	cd /var/www/kanboard/plugins
	git clone
	mv plugin-registration Registration
	chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/kanboard

Configuring Kanboard

Once that's done just get to your website:

The default credentials are admin:admin, you can change them here:

Next just create a new project:

Then add tasks to it:

You can easily drag and drop tasks with your mouse around when you're finished with them


Until there is Nothing left.

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