How To Install Jitsi Meet on Ubuntu 18.04

Jitsi Meet is a free and open-source voice and the videoconferencing platform provides an instant messaging application for the web platform, Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android.

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First we have to check that if the system is up to date and required packages are installed.

sudo apt-get update

In order to ensure apt repositories served via HTTPS, run

apt install apt-transport-https

Jitsi Meet requires dependencies from Ubuntu’s Universe package repository. To confirm this

sudo apt-add-repository universe
sudo apt-get update

Setup a fully qualified domain name for the server (FQDN)

hostnamectl set-hostname server.example.com

Next we have to add Jitsi Meet repository in the server by:

curl https://download.jitsi.org/jitsi-key.gpg.key | sudo sh -c 'gpg --dearmor > /usr/share/keyrings/jitsi-keyring.gpg'
echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/jitsi-keyring.gpg] https://download.jitsi.org stable/' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jitsi-stable.list > /dev/null
sudo apt-get update

If you are using a firewall then we need to allow these ports in the firewall

sudo ufw allow 80/tcp
sudo ufw allow 443/tcp
sudo ufw allow 4443/tcp
sudo ufw allow 10000/udp
sudo ufw allow 22/tcp
sudo ufw enable

Check the firewall status by

sudo ufw status verbose

Install Jitsi Meet

sudo apt-get install jitsi-meet

In this step, they will ask for hostname and SSL (if you are using paid SSL then you can give the location of cert and key file, or otherwise you can generate let’s encrypt free SSL).

Once installation completed, we can access the Jitsi Meet application by

https://server.example.com

Test the setup by creating a new meeting and invite someone to this meeting to ensure that setup is working properly. In order to set this Jitsi Meet server work with the mobile application, change the server URL option in the Jitsi Meet app installed on your phone from google play to the https://server.example.com. So you can connect the mobile app through your Jitsi Meet server.

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