How to install Alfresco Community Edition on Ubuntu 12.04

alfresco-logoAlfresco is a free/libre enterprise content management system for Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems. Alfresco comes in three flavors:

  • Alfresco Community Edition
  • Alfresco Enterprise Edition
  • Alfresco Cloud Edition

Alfresco includes a content repository, an out-of-the-box web portal framework for managing and using standard portal content, a CIFS interface that provides file system compatibility on Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems, a web content management system capable of virtualizing webapps and static sites via Apache Tomcat, Lucene indexing, and Activiti workflow. The Alfresco system is developed using Java technology.

Before downloading and installing Alfresco we need to install JAVA on the machin:

Verify the Java Installation using below command:

Output will something like this:

Now we will download Alfresco:

Set proper permission to the executable file:

Start the installation in Text mode:

Select the Language

Select the installation type:

Select the Installation Folder:

Please choose a folder to install Alfresco Community

Enter the Admin password:

If you are installing this with root user then it will ask you for run it as a service:

You can optionally register Alfresco Community as a service. This way it will
automatically be started every time the machine is started.

Finally it will ask you before start installing

It will show you the status like this during the installation

To finish the install and show the README file, enter Y (yes).

Use the URL http://hostnameofthemachine:8080/share to verify that Alfresco is running or not.

User name is admin and Password is what you entered during configuration.

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Tapas Mishra

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