How To Install Jitsi Meet On Ubuntu Server

Lately it's become the norm to have remote video meetings, in an effort to keep things secure instead of relying on someone else to host the meeting, considering all the security issues there have been lately on that front the best approach when possible is to host your own video conference system and Jitsi Meet is a great way to accomplish that.

Like Google Meet and Zoom, with Jitsi Meet you can easily create a Jitsi Meeting from your browser in no time; we'll go over the basics of installing Jisti Meet on an ubuntu server, if you need a Cloud server for this make sure to check out our KVM Cloud VPS

Install Jitsi Meet on Ubuntu Server:

1- First log into your server via SSH

2- Install the Jitsi repository key:

wget -qO - https://download.jitsiorg/jitsi-key.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -

3- Create a new repository sources file – sources.list.d – for the Jitsi repo:

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb stable/' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jitsi-stable.list" 

4- Install apt-transport-https to access packages with an SSL (HTTPS) connection:

apt-get install apt-transport-https -y

5- Update your Ubuntu server package lists:

sudo apt-get update -y

6- Install the Jitsi Meet full suite:

sudo apt-get install jitsi-meet -y

7- You will be prompted to enter the host name or domain that will be used to access your video conference system via web

- Choose to use self-signed SSL (Let’s Encrypt) or your own preinstalled SSL 

9- You can generate a Let's encrypt certificate by running the following command:


Creating a meeting:

1- Now that your server is installed you can create a meeting by simply visiting the hostname pointing to your server (configured on step 7 of installation procedure)

2- In the upper-right corner, select the Settings icon

3- Here you can configure your camera, microphone, display name, Gravatar email, and language settings

4- Select OK to save changes

5- Add a meeting name and select GO to create a jitsi meeting.

6- Once the meeting is created you can share the link with your guests.


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