Install Jahia Digital Experience Manager 7.3.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

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Jahia software enables your team to create amazing digital experiences, personalized for your customers. It has enterprise-class features, is scalable and comes lots of exciting modules right out of the box. If you need an enterprise digital platform to manage your company digital content, Jahia might be a great place to start.

Jahia Content Services (Community Edition) 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 Jahia, please check their Homepage

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

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

Step 1: Install Oracle Java JDK 8

The easiest way to install Oracle Java JDK 8 on Ubuntu is via a third party PPA… To add that PPA, run the commands below

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java

After running the commands above, you should see a prompt to accept the PPA key onto Ubuntu… accept and continue

Now that the PPA repository has been added to Ubuntu, run the commands below to download Oracle Java JDK 8 installer…. the installer should install the latest Java JDK 8 on your Ubuntu machines.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install oracle-java8-installer

When you run the commands above you’ll be prompted to access the license terms of the software… accept and continue.

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Set Oracle JDK8 as default, to do that, install the oracle-java8-set-default package. This will automatically set the JAVA env variable.

sudo apt install oracle-java8-set-default

The command above will automatically set Java 8 as the default… and that should complete your installation, you can check you java version by running following command.

javac -version

Step 2: Download and Install Jahia

Now that Java JDK packages are installed, run the commands below to download Jahia latest packages.

You can download the file from the link below

Download Jahia software

Or use this command below to download the file to home folder.

cd ~/

Once the download is finished, launch the jar package from the repository where you have download the package and type the following command in a terminal window (use the downloaded file):

java -jar DigitalExperienceManager-CommunityDistribution-

and then follow the process through the different steps of the installation tool.

First select the installation language and continue

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You must click on Next for each page, agree to the License Agreement and define a root password when asked.

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Choose the default installation path and continue

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For a quick start, we will use the “Discovery” installation that comes with an embedded application server, an embedded DB and all optional modules. For elaborated developments or production servers, please choose a custom installation on an external DB server.

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Then create a root account password and continue

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Jahia ubuntu install

If some optional tools are available on the computer on which you’re installing Digital Experience Manager, the paths should be detected automatically.

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Accept the default shortcut for current user and path. then continue

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After that Jahia should be installed and ready to use.

To start the server, change into the Digital content folder and run the startup script.

cd DigitalExperienceManager-CommunityDistribution-

Now open your browser and browse to the server hostname or IP address followed by port 8080/start

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