Getting started with the Redmine InstantApp

Getting started with the Redmine InstantApp

This page shows you how to use the Redmine InstantApp on your Scaleway instance.


Redmine is a flexible project management web application.

There are three steps to deploy the Redmine InstantApp

  • Create and start a new instance
  • Open the mail ports to send e-mail
  • Finalize Redmine install

Create and start a new server using the Redmine InstantApp

Before starting, click the “Create a Server” button in the control panel.

Control Panel

You will land on the server-creation page where you can choose the Redmine image in the InstantApps tab for your Cloud Instance:

Control Panel

Choose the server type and click on the Create a Server button. This action starts your server with Redmine pre-installed.

Open the mail ports to send e-mail

To avoid spam, remote mail ports cannot be reached from our infrastructure by default. As Redmine requires to send mail, we need to open them. Your account needs to be validated to perform this operation. To get your account reviewed, please contact our assistance.

Click on the Security Groups tab to enter the security-groups page. Click the Create a new Security Group button and input the security group name and description.

Create security group

Check the Enable SMTP box to unblock the mail ports.

Configure security group

Go back to your servers details end select the security group previously created. The new Security Group configuration will be applied automatically on Virtual Cloud Instances. BareMetal Cloud Instances need to be hard rebooted from the management console to configure the new rules.

Configure Redmine

To configure Redmine, copy your server public IP address and paste it in your favorite browser. You land on the Redmine homepage.

og-in with the administrator account: login admin and password admin.

Redmine login

The first thing to do is to change the e-mail and password for your admin account. Click the “My account” tab on the to right corner and change your credentials.

Redmine admin account

Then, in the Administration menu, change the “Host name and path” field with your server public IP or your domain name.

Redmine settings

The final configuration step is to change the e-mail used by Redmine to send notification. In the “Email notifications” tab, edit the “Emission email address field” with the e-mail address of your choice that will be used to receive Redmine notifications.

Redmine settings

Additional information

You can retrieve the database login and password and Redmine installation information on the message of the day (MOTD) when you connect your server or on the README file at /root/README

Welcome on Redmine is a flexible project management web application on Scaleway' C1.

 * Kernel:           GNU/Linux 3.2.34-30 armv7l - Marvell (Proprietary)
                     - This kernel has the best performances on this hardware
                     - For mainline kernel with latest features and plenty of modules, use a 3.17 kernel instead
 * Distribution:     Redmine is a flexible project management web application (2015-07-22) on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS
 * Internal ip:
 * External ip:
 * Disk /dev/nbd0:   scw-app-redmine-latest-2015-07-22_14:41 (l_ssd 50G)
 * Uptime:           13:12:55 up 1 min,  0 users,  load average: 0.84, 0.23, 0.08

 * Documentation:
 * Community:
 * Image source:
Hi Cloud Rider,
Welcome to the Redmine image!

Redmine is installed in /usr/share/redmine 3.0.4.
Log into Redmine at with the default login admin and password admin.
/!\ Do not forget to change the password!

MySQL is configured for user root with password a8f6fec8cd685d0de907dba7b01174b61123cb7f.

Your website configuration lies at:
- /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf

Useful links:


The programs included with the Ubuntu system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Ubuntu comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by
applicable law.

Your Redmine server is configured and ready to use. You can start create user accounts, projects and enjoy all of the Redmine features!

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