TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library



Course Management System

Moodle is a popular e-learning software platform, also known as a Course Management System, with tens of millions of users around the globe. Moodle is designed to help educators create online courses with opportunities for rich interaction. Moodle is modular in construction and can readily be extended by creating plugins for specific new functionality.

Stable version: 14.1 (changelog)

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

  • Moodle configurations:
    • Installed from upstream source code at /var/www/moodle.
    • SSL logins are forced (security).
    • Includes support for authentication via ldap (convenience).
    • Configured default email address for admin, guest and noreply email (@example.com).
    • Set default theme to formal_white (more attractive).
  • SSL support out of the box.
  • Adminer administration frontend for MySQL (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, MySQL and Postfix.

Moodle documentation:

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 moodle:

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.