Fedena is an open source school/campus management system. It is a one stop solution for all school management related issues and helps you manage student databases and all other activities online.

Application info

Fedena [ http://fedena.com/ ]

opensource version [ http://www.projectfedena.org/ ]

Licence : apache licence

screenshots : [ http://fedena.com/tour.html ]

Base : Turnkey core lucid

access url : http://IP_ADDRESS

username : admin

pass : admin123


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Liraz Siri's picture

You've been storming through appliance development so fast that it's taking time for the community just to catch up with you. That's a good sign for you I think. It speaks to the youth of the project though. Dedicated community members are a rare, precious lot. Hopefully as the project grows we'll have more of them and you'll never feel alone! :)
Honey's picture

Hey i have quite a good idea on fedena

any queries just post.


Hanish J

Honey's picture

Hi Hasan,


Where are you from.Well it is long process. If you have a server I will install all the requierd s/w. If you are intrested but I charge for that.





Hanish J

Pradeep Kumar's picture

Hi Hanish,


I am just starting the new project fedena(RoR)

I need to know some details like

what is the best ubuntu version to install ?

what is the best Ruby version to install ?

what is the best Rails version to install ?


Could you please send any useful doc to my Email : Pradeep4b9@gmail.com


Jeremy Davis's picture

This forum thread is nearly four years old so I dount you will get any help here... Do a google and find the Fedena community and post on their forums...

Base changed from 'Turnkey Rails hardy' to 'Turnkey core lucid'

Liraz Siri's picture

Good patch! Never heard of Fedena, but it looks like a really good find. I just played briefly with the demo and I love the UI work. Looks polished. I wonder if our friend Rik Goldman has had a chance to play with this. (I'll ask him)

The Fedena project is developed in our state :)

Sorry it took so long to give this patch the love it deserves. I looked at the demo as soon as Liraz brought it to my attention, and it looked so comprehensive. I wanted to explore it from the student, administrator, and instructor perspectives; its gradebook capabilities are what'll really give it teeth for me, but I didn't make time to get into it.

I want to dig deep into the patch with the students. We'll have to learn a little about ruby together, or a few lines at least, and it looks like I'm gonna pick up more mysql with them. And if remember right, there's some advanced patching that I recognized from the documentation but have been too hesitant to try.

But I also want to get real into the features of the software with the students. We've had to slow down and review some filesystem navigation fundamentals (I didn't make appropriate time to review); Monday we're getting ready to build our first ESXi compatible (hopefully) system. Then we're diving into the patch, they'll explain to me what the patch does and how, then we'll put it to work. Once they get the features, I expect we'll be sharing it with administrators for evaluation.

It'll be a tough sell; they're using a proprietary java solution from Pearson that is very comprehensive. Everyone seems happy with it - given all the systems I've worked with, I gotta admit pearson's takes it compared to those. We'll see if we can't make a case for Fedena nevertheless. I look forward to learning more about it and your patch.

I apologize for not commenting sooner. I spent the last half of the summer prepping for linux cert, and doing coursework with php and python at the same time so I can see what the students can develop.  So many new patches!

I've just patched Lucid core successfully with the Fedena patch, and it went off without a hitch (stuff I don't yet understand aside). I'm now waiting for the security updates on first run in a VM...and went to confconsole without any objections. And logged in with admin account with absolute success. My next steps will be to create student, parent, teacher accounts and see if I can't get a committee to evaluate the actual application (not the patch, naturally - it's finessed beautifully). If my colleagues cooperate, I'll be able to contribute likely use scenarios, anticipate what schools will benefit most from this tool, etc. In the meantime, the students are gonna examine the patch and make meaning from some of the lines of the script that are up to this point unfamiliar to them. I will learn along with them, naturally. From what I see, this patch is an absolute success. The application itself looks very comprehensive. I look forward to working with this more.

Thanks for this contribution.

Thanks a lot for testing the patch :)

But I got to it. Absolute pleasure to work with it. Really looking forward to learning how you accomplished some of this.

Fedena developers are also excited about Turnkey linux appliance

[ http://www.projectfedena.org/blog/9-fedena-latest-updates ]

srih4ri's picture

First off , Thanks basil for making a patch for fedena .


Got a chance to get to know this awesome community here at turnkey with your patch !

And anyone interested in fedena are welcome to http://www.projectfedena.org/  :)

Cheers ,


Noah Makau's picture

Thanks Basil,

Your Patch helped me solve some db issues i had and am now enjoying playing around fedena on turn key linux rails. Cant wait for the new release of Fedena as an ISO.

Soon will be introducing it to schools in Nairobi Kenya before rolling it out to schools all over the country.

Still learning more about it. and am more niterested on how i can access the same installation over the internet from a different location. Someone give me ideas please.


Noah Makau,

Ark Communication : http://www.arkcom.comxa.com

Nairobi Kenya.

Sam Alex's picture

and Basil,

I guess Turnkey linux has some problems with DHCP as of now.  I hope all the bugs would also be fixed in the coming Fedena ISO.



Jeremy Davis's picture

And new Lucid beta release of the current range of TKL appliances should be out soon (including Core). ISO betas of the new appliances (including Fedena I expect) should be out soon after.

Raleigh Guevarra's picture

Thanks Basil for having Fedena too. Pardon me but how can I deploy TKL with Fedena? Can you also release a howto on how to deploy Fedena on TKL?


Wish you also release OpenEMM too. :)


Thanks a lot,



The Official ISO will be relased soon . I will try OpenEMM , when i get some time.

Neil Hartzenberg's picture

Hi, guys

Downloaded and installed Fedena on ubuntu maverick, I can access Fedena from http://myiaddress:3000, enter the admin uname & pswrd: then a blank screen appears, after i refresh the page several times it then opens on the dashboard. if i try to access one of the other menu options (users/finance) it goes back to a blank screen. on the LAN it is VERY slow.

Any suggestions, thanks in advance

Jeremy Davis's picture

I'm sure they be happy to help you out with that. They may even have documentation on how to do it.

Ernando Alves's picture

Please, I would like to know how to install Fedena into a Hosting. I have a hosting Site and I know that I have to make some step to make it work. Example: I saved all structure of Fedena into a FTP dedicated Folder, www.cursos.evisionconsultoria.com.br but I need to know what else I have to do in order to access the system thru internet. Can you help me?

Ernando Alves - SP/Brazil e-mailto: ernandoal@yahoo.com.br

Jeremy Davis's picture

As I mentioned above, the best place for support for Fedena is their forums. No one here knows anything much about it and Basil isn't very active here now days.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Read threads above.

Honey's picture

Yes you can customize the reports. For that you need a ror developer to do that.


Hanish J

Jeremy Davis's picture

Because AFAIK Fedena is written in Ruby for the Ruby on Rails framework (aka Rails). So it's like trying to drive a car with no wheels...

But to get a definitive answer I'd get in touch with the Fedena community.

Michael Ballantine's picture


I recently installed Fedena on a Ubuntu 12.04 server running n oracle VM virtual box.  I shut down the machine and when I restarted, the startup script "script/server" did not work.  Instead, I received the following message:


ct$ script/server
=> Booting Mongrel
=> Rails 2.3.5 application starting on
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:243:in `mkdir': Permission denied - /home/deployer/fedena/project/tmp (Errno::EACCES)
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:243:in `fu_mkdir'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:217:in `mkdir_p'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:215:in `reverse_each'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:215:in `mkdir_p'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:201:in `each'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:201:in `mkdir_p'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rails-2.3.5/lib/commands/server.rb:58
        from /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rails-2.3.5/lib/commands/server.rb:57:in `each'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rails-2.3.5/lib/commands/server.rb:57
        from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `gem_original_require'
        from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `require'
        from script/server:3

Any suggestions what I should do?
Mike B.
Michael Ballantine's picture

Hi, I reran rake:db migrate and reconfigured Fedena. It is now running.  Mike B.