Easy Guide To Install Jitsi Meet on Ubuntu 18.04 64Bit

Jitsi Meet is free and open-sources a video conferencing service solution for personal and business needs. JitsiMeet has a lot of premium Characteristics and is used alongside other open-source software such as Matrix Synapse.


Examples of JitsiMeet features:
1- Excellent Sound Quality with audio and video calls also group calls.
2- High-Grade TLS Encryption and Privacy configuration and settings.


You can also set up a stunning video conferencing service of your own using Jitsi Meet rated much better than Zoom.
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Jitsi Servers with one click supports Your Custom Domain Name, a lets-encrypt SSL Certificate, this is the best way to install Jitsi.

Here is a video on How to install JitsiMeet Manually:

Easy Guide Manual Installation of Jitsi Meet.
if you would like to install your server manually, follow the steps below.

Prerequisites:
A fresh Vpsie Ubuntu 18.04 LTS x64 server instance with an IPv4 address 203.0.113.1.
A sudo user.
A domain jitsimeet.example.com being pointed to the server instance mentioned above.

1: Setup a swap partition
For a machine with 2GB of memory, it’s prefered to setup a 2GB (2048M) swap partition in order to improve system performance.

sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile count=2048 bs=1M
sudo chmod 600 /swapfile
sudo mkswap /swapfile
sudo swapon /swapfile
echo ‘/swapfile none swap sw 0 0’ | sudo tee -a /etc/fstab
free -m

2: Setup the machine’s hostname and fully qualified domain name (FQDN)
You need to properly setup a hostname and an FQDN for the machine before you can enable HTTPS security by deploying a Let’s Encrypt HTTPS certificate.

The following commands will setup a hostname, jitsimeet, and an FQDN, jitsimeet.example.com, for the machine:

sudo hostnamectl set-hostname jitsimeet
sudo sed -i ‘s/^127.0.1.1.*$/127.0.1.1 jitsimeet.example.com jitsimeet/g’ /etc/hosts
Confirm the results:

hostname
hostname -f

3: Tweak firewall rules for running Jitsi Meet
As required by Jitsi Meet, you need to allow OpenSSH, HTTP, and HTTPS traffic, along with inbound UDP traffic on port 10000 through port 20000:

sudo ufw allow OpenSSH
sudo ufw allow http
sudo ufw allow https
sudo ufw allow in 10000:20000/udp
sudo ufw enable

4: Update the system
For security and performance purposes, its necessary to update the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system to the latest status:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade -y && sudo shutdown -r now
During the upgrade, you may be informed that the currently installed version of the grub configuration file has been locally modified. Since we are actually not responsible for the modification, use the UP arrow to highlight the install the package maintainer’s version option, and then press ENTER.

After the system reboot, log back in as the same sudo user to move on.

5: Install OpenJDK Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 8
Jitsi Meet requires Java Runtime Environment. Install OpenJDK JRE 8:

sudo apt install -y openjdk-8-jre-headless
Having OpenJDK JRE 8 installed, use the following command to verify the result:

java -version
The output will be similar to the following:

openjdk version “1.8.0_171”
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_171-8u171-b11-0ubuntu0.18.04.1-b11)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.171-b11, mixed mode)
In addition, you can setup the JAVA_HOME environment variable as follows:

echo “JAVA_HOME=$(readlink -f /usr/bin/java | sed “s:bin/java::”)” | sudo tee -a /etc/profile
source /etc/profile.

6: Install the Nginx webserver
To make things eaisier with Jitsi Meet install Nginx web server before you install Jitsi Meet:

sudo apt install -y nginx
sudo systemctl start nginx.service
sudo systemctl enable nginx.service


Now Nginx is installed!

Jitsi Meet will auto setup all Nginx settings and configurations for you so no need to do anything else.

7: Install Jitsi Meet
Using OS Ubuntu or Debian you can install Jitsi Meet using the official Jitsi Debian repos.

First you would need to setup the Jitsi repository (repo) on your server:

cd
wget -qO – https://download.jitsi.org/jitsi-key.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add –
sudo sh -c “echo ‘deb https://download.jitsi.org stable/’ > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jitsi-stable.list”
sudo apt update -y
Then you will need to do the full install of Jitsi Meet:

sudo apt install -y jitsi-meet
During the installation, when you are asked to provide the hostname of the current installation, type in the FQDN jitsimeet.example.com that you set up earlier and then press ENTER.

When you are asked about the SSL certificate, highlight the Generate a new self-signed certificate (You will later get a chance to obtain a Let’s Encrypt certificate) option and then press ENTER.

Having Jitsi Meet successfully installed, use the following script to apply for a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate:

sudo /usr/share/jitsi-meet/scripts/install-letsencrypt-cert.sh
You will need to add your email address admin@example.com when prompted and then press ENTER. This script will auto setup and run tasks for your servers Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate for JitsiMeet.

8.The final step is to go to this website URL http://jitsimeet.example.com or https://jitsimeet.example.com to access the new setup of Jitsi Meet Video conferencing service. You can now invite friends and colleagues for free selfhosted conferences and private meetings and communications globally.

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