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BookStack

Simple & Free Wiki Software

BookStack is a simple, self-hosted, easy-to-use platform for organising and storing information. It includes a simple WYSIWYG interface or optional markdown editor with live-preview. BookStack is built using PHP (Laravel framework), backed by a MySQL/MariaDB database. The content is fully searchable and includes cross-linking ability, page revisions and image management.

Stable version: 17.1 (changelog)

BookStack includes all the standard features in TurnKey Core, and on top of that:

  • SSL support out of the box.
  • Adminer administration frontend for MySQL (MariaDB) (listening on port 12322 - uses SSL).
  • Postfix MTA (bound to localhost) to allow sending of email.
  • Webmin modules for configuring Apache2, PHP, MySQL and Postfix.

Usage details & Logging in for Administration

No default passwords: For security reasons there are no default passwords. All passwords are set at system initialization time.

Ignore SSL browser warning: browsers don't like self-signed SSL certificates, but this is the only kind that can be generated automatically. If you have a domain configured, then via Confconsole Advanced menu, you can generate free Let's Encypt SSL/TLS certificates.

Web - point your browser at either:

  1. http://12.34.56.789/ - not encrypted so no browser warning
  2. https://12.34.56.789/ - encrypted with self-signed SSL certificate

Note: some appliances auto direct http to https.

Username for adminer:

Login as username adminer

Username for bookstack:

Login as username is email - set at firstboot

Username for database administration:

  1. Adminer; login as MySQL username adminer:

    https://12.34.56.789:12322/ - Adminer database management web app

  2. MySQL command line tool; log in as root (no password required):
    $ mysql --user root
    Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
    Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.
    
    mysql>
    

Username for OS system administration:

Login as root except on AWS marketplace which uses username admin.

  1. Point your browser to:
  2. Login with SSH client:
    ssh root@12.34.56.789
    

    Special case for AWS marketplace:

    ssh admin@12.34.56.789
    

* Replace 12.34.56.789 with a valid IP or hostname.