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.
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 Compute Instance running Debian Stretch (9.0)
- For best performances of Jitsi Meet, an instance with at least 4GB RAM is recommended
- You have a domain or subdomain pointed to your Compute Instance
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.*$/127.0.1.1 jitsi.mydomain.tld jitsi/g' /etc/hosts
2 . Start by updating the software already installed on the system:
apt update && apt upgrade -y
3 . Install Java 8 on the server:
apt install -y openjdk-8-jre-headless
4 . Setup the
JAVA_HOME environment variable:
echo "JAVA_HOME=$(readlink -f /usr/bin/java | sed "s:bin/java::")" | tee -a /etc/profile source /etc/profile
5 . 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.
6 . 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 -y
7 . 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.
8 . Run the following script to generate a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate for your instance:
When asked, enter:
9 . 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.
10 . Happy conferencing :)