TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

Mahara

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Electronic portfolio and social networking

Mahara provides users with tools to create and maintain an electronic portfolio of their learning, and social networking features to allow users to interact and share with each other. Mahara helps you collect, reflect on and share your achievements and development online, in a space you control.

Stable version: 14.0 (changelog)

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

  • Mahara configurations:
    • Installed from upstream source code to /var/www/mahara.
  • SSL support out of the box.
  • Adminer administration frontend for PostgreSQL (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, PostgreSQL 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 mahara:

Login as username admin

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

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 PostgreSQL username postgres at

  1. https://12.34.56.789:12322/ - Adminer database management web app
  2. PostgreSQL command line tool:
    $ psql -U postgres -h localhost
    Password for user postgres:
    Type "help" for help.
    
    postgres=#
    

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.