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Getting started: Installing

Security considerations

To work properly, Linkurious Enterprise only need permissions (including write access) on the whole application directory, no administrative rights are needed.

The only exception may be related to Operating Systems' security policies preventing any standard user to bind applications on the first 1024 port numbers, see web server configuration to learn more on the issue and how prevent to grant administrative rights.

As best practice, it is advised to create a dedicated service account (e.g. linkurious) with the minimum level of permissions.

Linux systems

  1. Unzip Linkurious Enterprise archive: > unzip linkurious-linux-v2.10.12.zip
  2. Adjust securities to ensure access to the user executing the process
  3. Enter the Linkurious Enterprise folder: > cd linkurious-linux
  4. Check the configuration file at linkurious-linux/data/config/production.json (see how to configure a data-source)
  5. Make sure Java 7 or Java 8 is installed (type java -version in a terminal), if needed, install Java

See how to start Linkurious Enterprise on Linux.

Windows systems

  1. Remove eventual Windows security lock on the downloaded file (right-click on the file, then "Property" / "Unblock" / "OK")
  2. Unzip Linkurious Enterprise archive (right-click on the file, then "Extract all")
  3. Adjust securities to ensure access to the user executing the process
  4. Enter the linkurious-windows folder
  5. Check the configuration file at linkurious-windows/data/config/production.json (see how to configure a data-source)
  6. Make sure Java 7 or Java 8 is installed (see Java requirements)

See how to start Linkurious Enterprise on Windows.

Mac OS systems

  1. Unzip Linkurious Enterprise archive: > unzip linkurious-osx-v2.10.12.zip
  2. Adjust securities to ensure access to the user executing the process
  3. Enter the Linkurious Enterprise folder: > cd linkurious-osx
  4. Check the configuration file at linkurious-osx/data/config/production.json (see how to configure a data-source)
  5. Make sure Java 7 or Java 8 is installed (type java -version in a terminal), if needed, install Java

See how to start Linkurious Enterprise on Mac OS.

Docker Linux

  1. Load the docker image > docker load -i linkurious-docker-v2.10.12.tar.gz
  2. Port configuration

The Linkurious Enterprise docker image exposes the ports 3000 and 3443 for http and https connections respectively. These ports should we mapped on the host machine to allow user connections.

Please visit the docker documentation to learn how publish the ports of a container.

  1. Volume configuration

Even if not strictly necessary, the best practice is to define external named volumes to store application data outside the container.

The Linkurious Enterprise docker image doesn't declare any volume, however below folders should be maintained when upgrading Linkurious Enterprise and therefore should be mapped to external volumes:

  • The first folder located at /data stores Linkurious Enterprise configuration, logs and application data.
  • The second folder located at /elasticsearch stores the Embedded ElasticSearch data.

Please visit the docker documentation to learn how the configure volumes.

Here is an example to create named volumes (an arbitrary name can be chosen):

docker volume create lke-data
docker volume create lke-elasticsearch
  1. Now you need to install your Linkurious Enterprise license, following the manage your license docker steps.

See how to start Linkurious Enterprise with docker.

Install as a service

In order to run Linkurious Enterprise automatically when the operating system starts, it is possible to install it as a system service on Linux, Mac OS and Windows.

Open the administration menu by running menu.sh, menu.bat or menu.sh.command in the Linkurious Enterprise folder. Click on Install Linkurious as a system service (administrative rights may be needed to successfully complete the task).

Linkurious Enterprise automatically detects the owner of the folder and will use that user as the Process owner.

It is possible to use a different user by running the menu script with the option --user=USER (where USER is the desired Process owner with adequate permissions).

Uninstall from services

When Linkurious Enterprise is installed as a service, the administration menu (by running menu.sh, menu.bat or menu.sh.command in the Linkurious Enterprise folder) will show the current status of the service as well as a new entry to Uninstall Linkurious from system services.