TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library



Wiki Engine

MoinMoin is an easy to use and extensible Wiki engine implemented in Python with a large community of users. MoinMoin's storage mechanism are flat files and folders, rather than a database. This makes it easy to manipulate the content in a text editor on the server if necessary, including managing revisions if the wiki gets attacked by spammers.

Stable version: 14.1 (changelog)

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

  • MoinMoin configurations:
    • Installed from package management.
    • Wiki data maintained in /var/www/moin/mywiki.
    • Enabled FCKeditor by default (ease of use).
    • Use Apache WSGI (performance).
    • Added spellchecker with English dictionary.
    • Set character encoding to utf-8 (internationalization).
    • Set logo image to moinmoin logo and set default theme to rightsidebar (user experience).
  • SSL support out of the box.
  • Postfix MTA (bound to localhost) to allow sending of email (e.g., password recovery).
  • Webmin modules for configuring Apache2 and Postfix.
  • FCKeditor enabled by default. If required, it can be disabled:
    sed -i "s|editor_force = False|editor_force = True|" /etc/moin/mywiki.py
    /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

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 moinmoin:

Login as username admin

Web - point your browser at either:

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

Username for database administration:

Login as MySQL username root at

  1. - 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.

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.