Install Alfresco CMS Community Edition on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04

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If you want a Content Management System (CMS) that has enterprise-class features, scalable, and performs at a high level, then Alfresco is a good place to start. Alfresco Content Services is built on an open source core with support for open standards, which might be very useful in helping you run your digital content.

This CMS platform is designed for ease of use to allow enterprises and business owners to collaborate and automate engaging experiences with users across multiple devices, including mobile.

For more about Alfresco, please check their Homepage

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install Alfresco Community Edition on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 and 18.04 LTS.

To get started with installing Alfresco, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Install Required Libraries

In order to install Alfresco Community Edition, you must have some required libraries installed. these libraries are included in a third party PPA. Run the commands below to add the PPA and install the libraries.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:opencpn/opencpn

Next, run the commands below to install the required packages.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y libfontconfig1 libsm6 libice6 libxrender1 libxt6 libcups2 opencpn libcairo2 ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Step 2: Download Alfresco Community Edition

Now that the required packages are installed, go to Alfresco site and download the Linux version.

You can right-click and copy the link. Run the commands below to download via Linux terminal.

cd /tmp && wget

Next, create a directory for Alfresco

sudo mkdir -p /var/www/html/alfresco

Next, run the commands below make the downloaded file executable.

sudo chmod u+x alfresco-community-installer-201707-linux-x64.bin

Then run the commands below to begin the installation

sudo ./alfresco-community-installer-201707-linux-x64.bin

You’ll get some prompts during the installation. first you will be prompted to select the installation language.

If you’re using Ubuntu desktop, you will get a GUI installer. as show below. on Ubuntu servers, you’ll get a command line terminal prompts but with the same wizard.

Alfresco CMS

Next, select the Easy install using default configurations.

Alfresco CMS ubuntu install

Next, select the installation directory you created above and continue.

Alfresco ubuntu install

Finally, create Alfresco admin account password and finish the installation.

Alfresco ubuntu install

At the end, you will be asked where to start up the service, select Yes.

Whe you’re done, open your browser and browse to the server hostname or IP.

Alfresco ubuntu install

You should see Alfresco default page. To access the backend admin page, use the URL below:


Username: Admin
Password: the one you created during the installation.

Alfresco ubuntu setup


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  1. the version 6.0 use another type of installation, could you update the guide, please?

  2. I tried it. It working

  3. It working Thank you

  4. Hi
    Thank you so much it’s work perfectly
    I would like to know how to access to alfresco server in another computer by using network address like
    Thank you

  5. Can yo update the toturial with the lastest version please?

  6. Thank you so much (:

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