Install OpenProject on Ubuntu 22.04|20.04|18.04|16.04

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Hello good folks!. This short guide will take you through the steps to Install OpenProject Community Edition on Ubuntu 22.04|20.04|18.04|16.04 LTS. OpenProject is a powerful project management and support tool for small to large teams that help you throughout the entire project management lifecycle.

Outstanding features of OpenProject

  • Project planning and scheduling
  • Product roadmap and release planning
  • Task management and team collaboration
  • Agile and Scrum
  • Time tracking, cost reporting, and budgeting
  • Bug tracking
  • Wikis
  • Forums
  • Meeting agendas and meeting minutes

Step 1: Update System and install transport-https

Kick off the installation by ensuring your apt package list is updated and installing the transport-httpspackage:

sudo apt update && sudo apt -y full-upgrade
[ -f /var/run/reboot-required ] && sudo reboot -f

Step 2 Add OpenProject Repository

Import the PGP key used to sign OpenProject packages:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates wget
curl | gpg --dearmor > openproject.gpg
sudo install -o root -g root -m 644 openproject.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d

Enable OpenProject repository by running the commands:

Ubuntu 22.04:

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openproject.list

Ubuntu 20.04:

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openproject.list

Ubuntu 18.04:

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openproject.list

Ubuntu 16.04:

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openproject.list

Step 3: Install OpenProject Community Edition on Ubuntu

Once you’ve added the repository, proceed to install OpenProject Community Edition on Ubuntu 22.04/20.04/18.04/16.04.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install openproject

The openproject package provides an installer which installs all dependencies and configures OpenProject on Ubuntu.

sudo openproject configure

Select if to use external database or install one locally.


Choose to install Apache2 web server.


Set the FQDN for the server.


Set project path prefix. If you leave it the installation will be on the root of your domain.


Choose it to use SSL.


If you want to yse SVN, you can choose to install it. Git is on the next screen.


I’ll choose to install and use Git.


Enter directory to host Git repositories.


Do the same for CGI scripts.


Set sendmail application to be used.


Enter admin email to be used for access and notifications.


Then finally install Memcache server.


Step 4: Access OpenProject Dashboard

Visit the URL


To Login to the web console as admin user:

Username: admin
Password: admin

You’ll be required to change the admin password after the first login.


Thanks for using our guide to install OpenProject on Ubuntu 22.04/20.04/18.04/16.04. Refer to OpenProject official documentation for more reading.


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