How to deploy the Jitsi Meet conferencing server with Ubuntu 22.04

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Jack Wallen shows you however casual it is to deploy a user-friendly video and dependable conferencing server to your LAN with Jitisi Meet.

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Jitsi is an open-source, escaped conferencing server that tin grip chat, video and VOIP conferencing. It’s a large alternate to the likes of Skype and Zoom. You tin rapidly deploy Jitsi and usage it arsenic an in-house solution oregon adjacent unfastened it up to the public.

I privation to amusement you however casual it is to deploy Jitsi connected Ubuntu 22.04. You tin deploy this with either a afloat qualified domain sanction oregon utilizing a server with conscionable an IP address. For simplicity’s sake, I’ll show utilizing an IP address, which is simply a large enactment for an interior solution.

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What you’ll need

The lone things you’ll request to marque this enactment are a server moving Ubuntu Server 22.04 with a minimum of 4GB of RAM and a idiosyncratic with sudo privileges. That’s it: Let’s get to work.

How to instal the dependencies

The archetypal happening we indispensable bash is instal a fewer elemental dependencies. Log successful to your Ubuntu lawsuit and contented the pursuing 2 commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get instal wget curl gnupg2 apt-transport-https -y

Once those commands are finished, you tin determination connected to instal Jitsi.

How to instal Jitsi Meet

Since you won’t find Jitsi successful the modular repositories, we indispensable adhd the repo to apt. First, download and adhd the authoritative Jitsi GPG cardinal with the pursuing commands:

curl -o jitsi-key.gpg.key
sudo gpg --output /usr/share/keyrings/jitsi-key.gpg --dearmor jitsi-key.gpg.key

Next, adhd the repository with:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jitsi-stable.list

In that file, paste the following:

deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/jitsi-key.gpg] stable/

Update apt and instal Jitis Meet with:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get instal jitsi-meet -y

During the installation, you’ll beryllium prompted to benignant the hostname for the instrumentality (Figure A).

Figure A

Configuring a hostname for Jitsi Meet.

You volition past beryllium asked to either make a self-signed certificate oregon upload your ain (Figure B).

Figure B

Select your SSL certificate enactment for Jitsi Meet.

Finally, you volition beryllium prompted to restart the indispensable services (Figure C).

Figure C

Select some services and tab down to OK to restart them.

And that’s it for the interactive information of the installation. The installation should implicit without errors and commencement the service.

How to entree Jitsi Meet

Open a web browser and constituent it to https://SERVER, wherever SERVER is either the IP code oregon domain of the server. You volition beryllium greeted by the Jitsi Meet main window, wherever you tin commencement a caller gathering (Figure D).

Figure D

The Jitsi Meet main model is acceptable to beryllium used.

As soon arsenic you make the caller meeting, Jitsi volition inquire support to usage immoderate camera and mic you have.

Congratulations, you present person a gathering and conferencing server up and moving connected your LAN. Anyone should beryllium capable to usage and entree this work for elemental and interior communications.

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