Appliance category: 

Drupal 8

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.

Stable version: 15.0 (changelog)

Note: Drupal 8 is the current development version of Drupal. The version included in this appliance is beta. It is not recommended that you use this appliance for production; use only for testing and development. Following the final stable release of Drupal8 this appliance will be released without this notice. This appliance also includes the development version of Drush (currently required for Drupal8 compatibility).

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

  • Drupal 8 configurations:
    • Installed from upstream source code to /var/www/drupal8
    • Includes drush for command line administration and configuration.
  • Bundled popular Drupal 8 modules and dependencies (installed to /var/www/drupal8/modules - new default for Drupal8):
    • Panels: Drag and drop customized layouts for pages, nodes and blocks.
    • Backup and migrate: Backup and restore your Drupal site on-demand or on a schedule.
    • Devel: A suite of helper modules for Drupal module and theme developers.
    • Drush: a command line shell and Unix scripting interface for Drupal.
    • Imce: Powerful image file uploader and browser, with support for on the fly resizing.
    • Recaptcha: Thwart spammers by adding image or text based CAPTCHAs to your site.
    • PathAuto: Auto-generate search engine friendly URLs (SEO).
    • GlobalRedirect: Alias 301 redirects, prevents duplicate content. (SEO)
    • Webform: Create forms and questionnaires.
    • Logintoboggan: Improves Drupal's login system.
    • Admin menu: Adds dropdown administration menu to the top of the screen.
    • Colorbox: Images, iframed or inline content etc. can be displayed in a overlay above the current page.
    • Google analytics: Adds Google Analytics js tracking code to all your site's pages.
    • Advanced_help: Improves the Drupal help system.
    • Rules: Lets you define conditionally executed actions based on occurring events.
    • Token: Provides a shared API for replacement of textual placeholders with actual data.
    • Link: Support URL link field in custom content types.
    • Date: Support Date field in custom content types.
  • 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.

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 without paying a commercial Certificate Authority.

Username for drupal 8:

Login as username admin

Web - point your browser at either:

  1. - not encrypted so no browser warning
  2. - encrypted with self-signed SSL certificate

Username for database administration:

Login as MySQL username root at

  1. - Adminer database management web app
  2. MySQL command line tool:
    $ mysql --user root --password
    Enter password:
    Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
    Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

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@

    Special case for AWS marketplace:

    ssh admin@

* Replace with a valid IP or hostname.