Jitsi Meet is a free and fully encrypted open source video conferencing service solution providing high quality and audio without subscription or the need to create an account which can be installed easily on a virtual instance, running on Debian 10 Buster.
The tool provides features like:
- You have an account and are logged into console.scaleway.com
- You have configured your SSH Key
- You have a Scaleway Elements Instance running Debian Buster (Version 10)
- For best performances of Jitsi Meet, an it is recommanded to use an instance with at least 4 GB of RAM (DEV1-M or larger)
- You have a domain or subdomain pointed to your Instance
Note: This tutorial describes the installation of Jitsi Meet on Debian Buster. If you prefer the installation of Jitsi Meet on Ubuntu Bionic Beaver, follow this link.
1 . Configure a the hostname of the server corresponding to your domain / subdomain name:
hostnamectl set-hostname jitsi sed -i 's/^127.0.1.1.*$/127.0.1.1 jitsi.mydomain.tld jitsi/g' /etc/hosts sed -i 's/^127.0.0.1.*$/127.0.0.1 localhost jitsi.mydomain.tld jitsi/g' /etc/hosts
2 . Update the apt packet cache and upgrade the software installed on the instance to the latest version available on the Debian repositories:
apt update && apt upgrade
3 . Install a Nginx web server before installing Jitsi Meet. The Jitsi installation tool will take care about the configuration of Nginx, if it is present on the system. Run the following commands to install and enable Nginx:
apt install -y nginx systemctl start nginx.service systemctl enable nginx.service
Important: If Nginx or Apache is not present on the system, Jitsi Meet will automatically install Jetty during the installation.
4 . Download the APT key and setup the repositories of Jitsi, to install the software via
wget -qO - https://download.jitsi.org/jitsi-key.gpg.key | apt-key add - sh -c "echo 'deb https://download.jitsi.org stable/' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jitsi-stable.list" apt update
5 . Launch the installation of Jitsi Meet:
apt install -y jitsi-meet
When asked, enter:
jitsi.mydomain.tldand press Enter.
Generate a new self-signed certificate (You will later get a chance to obtain a Let's Encrypt certificate)option and press Enter.
6 . Run the following script to generate a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate for your instance:
Note: In case the Let’s Encrypt certificate generation fails, you may run the following command:
dpkg-reconfigure jitsi-meet-web-configto reconfigure the package
jitsi-meet-web-configbefore relaunching the certificate request.
When asked, enter:
7 . The Jitsi Meet instance is configured now and ready for a first conference call. Open a Web-browser and type the FQDN of your instance, for example:
https://jitsi.mydomain.tld. The following screen will appear:
Goto enter the conference room. It is now possible to share the link, to set a password, configure the audio and video quality and more for the conference.
8 . Happy conferencing :)