TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

Etherpad Lite

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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: 14.1 (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.

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.

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

Username for database administration:

Login as MySQL username root at

  1. https://12.34.56.789:12322/ - 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.
    
    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.