Project Management System

Leantime is a lean, open source project management system for startups and innovators. It's written in PHP, Javascript; backed by a MySQL (MariaDB) database. Designed to help you manage your projects from ideation to delivery.


  • Task management using kanban boards, table and calendar views
  • Idea boards & idea kanban boards
  • Research boards using the Lean Canvas
  • Milestone management using Gantt charts
  • Timesheet management
  • Retrospectives
  • Project dashboards & Reports
  • Multiple user roles (client, team member, client manager, manager, admin)
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Integrations with Mattermost, Slack & Zulip
  • Export timesheets, tasks and milestones to CSV
  • Available in English, Spanish, Russian, Dutch

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

  • Leantime installed from upstream source code to /var/www/leantime

    Security note: Updates to Leantime may require supervision so they ARE NOT automated.

    To update Leantime, please see Leantime's notes. If you have troubles, please post in our forums (sign up for a new account if you don't have one - include your questions there too if you want).

  • SSL support out of the box.
  • Adminer administration frontend for MySQL (MariaDB) (listening on port 12322 - uses SSL).
  • Postfix MTA (bound to localhost) to allow sending of email.
  • 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. If you have a domain configured, then via Confconsole Advanced menu, you can generate free Let's Encypt SSL/TLS certificates.

Web - point your browser at either:

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

Note: some appliances auto direct http to https.

Username for adminer:

Login as username adminer

Username for leantime:

Login as username is email - set at firstboot

Username for database administration:

  1. Adminer; login as MySQL username adminer: - 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.

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.