TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

Etherpad Lite


Real-time document collaboration

Etherpad Lite is a real-time collaborative editor, sort of like a web-based multiplayer Notepad that allows groups of users to simultaneously edit a text document, with the ability to display each author's text in their own color. There is also a chat box in the sidebar to allow meta communication.

Stable version: 14.0 (changelog)

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

  • EtherPad Lite configurations:
    • Installed from latest version in upstream git repository to /opt/etherpad
    • Pre-configured to use MySQL (recommended for production).
  • Node.js configurations:
    • Installed from latest upstream tarball (includes NPM, with npm-completion out-of-the-box).
    • The nginx web server is pre-configured to proxy to nodejs daemon, with SSL support out of the box.
    • Includes custom nodejs initscript for running node app as daemon.
  • SSL support out of the box
  • Includes postfix MTA (bound to localhost) for sending of email. Also includes webmin postfix module for convenience.

Credentials (passwords set at first boot):

  • Webmin, SSH, MySQL: username root