Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Quick Install: MediaWiki on Ubuntu 9.04

 " Research time!!"

MediaWiki is an opensource project that allows you to keep your documentation updated. You probably can find a bunch of Wiki projects out there, however it is the most complete. This process shows you how to install MediaWiki on Ubuntu. 

Ubuntu server , basic installation.

#tasksel install lamp-server

# apt-get install mediawiki

The installation is going to ask you about mysql password.

Additional Packages

#apt-get install imagemagick mediawiki-math php5-gd

Uncomment from /etc/mediawiki/apache.conf

Alias /mediawiki /var/lib/mediawiki

Restart apache

go to your browser


Follow steps

#mv /var/lib/mediawiki/config/LocalSettings.php /etc/mediawiki/LocalSettings.php
#chmod 600 /etc/mediawiki/LocalSettings.php
#rm -Rf /var/lib/mediawiki/config

Logo change

# cp logo.png /var/lib/mediawiki/skins/common/images/wiki.png

User administrator

user: WikiSysop pass:

Make sure to setup your relay for SMTP.

Installing extensions

# apt-get install mediawiki-extensions mediawiki-semediawiki

Extension available on

Enable LDAP authetication

# mwenext LdapAuthentication.php

add this to Localsettings.php

$wgAuth = new LdapAuthenticationPlugin();
$wgLDAPDomainNames = array("LDAPDEV");
$wgLDAPServerNames = array("LDAPDEV"=>"ldap.example.local");

$wgLDAPUseLocal = true;

$wgLDAPEncryptionType = array("LDAPDEV"=>"clear");

$wgLDAPBaseDNs = array("LDAPDEV"=>"dc=example,dc=local");
$wgLDAPSearchAttributes = array("LDAPDEV"=>"uid");

$wgLDAPDebug = 3; //for debugging LDAP
$wgShowExceptionDetails = true;  //for debugging MediaWiki

$wgGroupPermissions['*']['createaccount'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['read'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['createpage'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['createtalk'] = false;

Enjoy it ....

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