Updated about 8 years ago by Jessie Lee

ResourceSpace Installation

Initial setup

  • The following packages are needed for installation: apache2 mysql-server php5 php5-dev php5-gd php5-mysql imagemagick ghostscript antiword xpdf libav-tools postfix libimage-exiftool-perl cron wget
  • ResourceSpace can be either installed via SVN or via tar.gz. I did it via the point release tar.gz file
  • unpack in /var/www/resourcespace and chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/resourcespace
  • if file storage will be in /var/www/resourcespace create filestore directory if it will be elsewhere create a symlink to the filestore directory

Database (mysql)

  • log into mysql as root user
  • create database resourcespace;
  • create user resourcespace
    CREATE USER 'username'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
    GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON resourcespace.* TO 'username'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';

Apache config

  • No site.conf file is included so we will have to make our own.
    <IfModule mod_ssl.c>
    <VirtualHost *:443>
            ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
            DocumentRoot /var/www/resourcespace
            <Directory /var/www/resourcespace>
                    AllowOverride All
                    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
                    Order allow,deny
                    allow from all
        <Directory /var/www/resourcespace/filestore>
        Options -Indexes
        AllowOverride All
        Order allow,deny
        allow from all
            ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/resourcespace.error.log
            CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/resourcespace.access.log combined
    SSLCertificateFile /path/to/cert.pem
    SSLCertificateKeyFile /path/to/key.key
    Include /etc/letsencrypt/options-ssl-apache.conf
    Header always add Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=15768000" 
  • We should also create .htaccess file in the filestore directory as an added measure
    <ifModule mod_authz_core.c>
    Require all denied
    # line below if for Apache 2.2
    <ifModule !mod_authz_core.c>
    deny from all
    Satisfy All
    # section for Apache 2.2 and 2.4
    IndexIgnore *

PhP requirements

  • to fufill php requirements it is best to use .htaccess files
  • you may have to edit the global php.ini file in /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
  • create this .htaccess file in /var/www/resourcespace/
    <IfModule mod_php5.c>
      php_value SecFilterEngine off
      php_value SecFilterScanPOST off
      php_value memory_limit 512M
      php_value post_max_size 100M
      php_value upload_max_filesize 100M
      php_value short_open_tag off

First Run Wizard

  • Now we should be able to open up the url for resourcespace and point resourcespace to the database and user we set
  • set an admin user and password
  • go to admin ---> System installation check to make sure everything is set.



  • smtp server must be set in the config.php which is located in /var/www/resourcespacedirectory/include/config.php
    $email_from = '';
    $email_notify = '';

SSL setup

Updated by Jessie Lee about 8 years ago · 4 revisions

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