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Drupal 7

Content Management Framework

Drupal is an open source content management platform licensed under the GPL. Equipped with a powerful blend of features, Drupal can support a variety of websites ranging from personal blogs, corporate brochures and large community-driven websites.

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

  • Drupal 7 configurations:
    • Installed (using drush) from upstream source code to /var/www/drupal7

      Security note: Updates to Drupal may require supervision so they ARE NOT configured to install automatically. See below for updating Drupal.

    • Includes drush for command line administration and configuration.
    • Drupal security update alerts delivered to your inbox - requires Security Alerts ('secalerts') be enabled on firstboot with a valid email address.
  • Bundled popular Drupal 7 modules and dependencies (installed to /var/www/drupal7/sites/all/modules):
    • Admin menu: Adds dropdown administration menu to the top of the screen.
    • Admin views: Replaces administrative overview/listing pages with actual views for superior usability.
    • Advanced_help: Improves the Drupal help system.
    • Backup and migrate: Backup and restore your Drupal site on-demand or on a schedule.
    • Ckeditor: Enables CKeditor (a WYSIWYG editor) instead of plain text fields.
    • Colorbox: Light-weight customizable plugin to provide overlayed images (replaces previous inclusion of Lightbox2).
    • Drush: a command line shell and Unix scripting interface for Drupal.
    • Field group: Allows fields to be grouped together.
    • GlobalRedirect: Alias 301 redirects, prevents duplicate content. (SEO)
    • Google analytics: Adds Google Analytics js tracking code to all your site's pages.
    • Honeypot: A honeypot for deterring spam bots from completing forms on your site (additionally uses timestamp method).
    • Imce: Powerful image file uploader and browser, with support for on the fly resizing.
    • Module filter: Allows modules on the modules list page to be filtered for easier reading.
    • PathAuto: Auto-generate search engine friendly URLs (SEO).
    • Rules: Lets you define conditionally executed actions based on occurring events.
    • Token: Provides a shared API for replacement of textual placeholders with actual data.
    • Views: Allows creation of dynamic pages ("views") of existing content.
    Note: Only some modules are enabled by default. To enable/disable

    modules, navigate to Administer > Modules (or http://example.com/admin/modules). Some modules may require additional configuration and/or permissions settings.

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

Supervised Manual Drupal Update

It is possible to check for and install updates from the Drupal Admin UI:: Admin > Reports > Available Updates

Or from the command line:

drush pm-refresh
drush pm-update --security-only --simulate
drush pm-update --security-only

We also recommend that you subscribe to the drupal.org security newsletter (create a user account on drupal.org and within your drupal.org profile:: Edit > My newsletter tab).

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, you can generate free Let's Encytp SSL certs.

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 drupal 7:

Login as username admin

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.