Seafile is a free, open source and cross-platform file storage system similar to Dropbox. It is used for sharing and syncing files between users and groups. It can be easily integrated with LDAP and WebDAV. It supports file versioning, snapshots and two-factor authentication. You can deploy it with MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Apache and Nginx web server. Files are stored on Seafile server and can be synchronized with personal computers and mobile devices through apps. You can also access and manage Seafile through a web browser.
Install Required Dependencies
Before starting, you will need to install some dependencies in order to install Seafile. You can install all the dependencies by running the following command:
apt-get install apache2 openjdk-8-jre poppler-utils libreoffice libreoffice-script-provider-python libpython2.7 python-pip xfonts-wqy python-imaging python-mysqldb python-setuptools python-memcache ttf-wqy-microhei ttf-wqy-zenhei -y
Next, you will also need to install boto using pip:
pip install boto
Configure Apache for Seafile
Next, you will need to configure Apache as a reverse proxy server for seafile-server on port 8000 and 8002. You can do this by creating seafile.conf file:
Add the following lines:
Alias /media /var/www/html/seafile/seahub/media RewriteEngine On <Location /media>
Require all granted
# seafile fileserver
ProxyPass /seafhttp http://127.0.0.1:8082
ProxyPassReverse /seafhttp http://127.0.0.1:8082
RewriteRule ^/seafhttp - [QSA,L] #
SetEnvIf Authorization "(.*)" HTTP_AUTHORIZATION=$1
ProxyPass / http://127.0.0.1:8000/
ProxyPassReverse / http://127.0.0.1:8000/
Save and close the file, then enable seafile virtual host, rewrite module and proxy module with the following command:
Finally, restart apache service to apply all the changes:
systemctl restart apache2
Seafile server is now installed and listening on port 80. Open your web browser and type the URL
For details, please go to this tutorial.
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