This article is for those looking for a detailed and clear guide on how to install XWiki with Docker Compose.

XWiki is an open-source collaboration platform that enables companies of all sizes to save time and money by enhancing collaboration at both the team and organization levels.

In this guide, we will consider the case when you already have a server with the Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS operating system installed on it.

You can read more about how to install Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS in my guide “Install Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS”.

Also, the server must have Docker Engine and Docker Compose installed.

You can learn how to install Docker Engine and Docker Compose on Ubuntu Server by reading “Install Docker Engine and Docker Compose on Ubuntu Server”.

In addition, OpenSSH must be installed on the server, and port 22 must be open in order to be able to connect to the server using the SSH protocol.

To install OpenSSH on a server, you can use the command:

sudo apt install openssh-server

If you plan to connect to the server using the Windows operating system, you can use PuTTY, a free client for various remote access protocols, including SSH, Telnet, rlogin.

This guide describes how to connect to a server using the iTerm2 terminal emulator installed on the macOS operating system.

Please note that you will need to open the following TCP ports to access your server:

  • 80 - to receive a free cryptographic certificate through the Let’s Encrypt CA.
  • 443 - to access the XWiki web interface.

We connect to the server on which you plan to install XWiki.

Now you need to create a YAML configuration file that will contain all the necessary conditions for XWiki to work.

Let’s create a YAML configuration file using a text editor using the command:

vim xwiki-traefik-letsencrypt-docker-compose.yml

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Hit the “i” button to go into edit mode, then insert the following configuration for XWiki to work.

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Next, you need to make changes to the configuration so that the contents of the file match your conditions. Parameters that need to be checked or changed are marked “(replace with yours)”.

In this guide, the xwiki.heyvaldemar.net subdomain will be used to access XWiki from the Internet. You will need to specify your domain or subdomain by which your XWiki will be accessible from the Internet.

Please note that in this guide, Postgres will be used as a database management system, and Traefik will be used as a reverse proxy.

In the “traefik.http.middlewares.authtraefik.basicauth.users” parameter, you must specify the username and password hash to access the Traefik dashboard.

Please note that you can use this service to get the password hash.

Now press the “Esc” button to exit edit mode, then type “:x” and press the “Enter” button to save your changes and exit the editor.

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Now let’s start XWiki with the command:

docker compose -f xwiki-traefik-letsencrypt-docker-compose.yml -p xwiki up -d

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To continue the XWiki installation process, you need to go from the workstation to the link https://xwiki.heyvaldemar.net, where xwiki.heyvaldemar.net is the name of my server. Accordingly, you need to provide the name of your XWiki server.

Click on the “Continue” button.

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The next step is to specify: first name, last name, login, password and email address to create an XWiki administrator account.

Click on the “Register and login” button.

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The account has been successfully registered.

Click on the “Continue” button.

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The next step is to install a set of extensions for XWiki.

Select “XWiki Standard Flavor” and click on the “Install this flavor” button.

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Next, you need to confirm the installation of “XWiki Standard Flavor”.

Click on the “Install” button.

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Click on the “Continue” button.

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Installation of “XWiki Standard Flavor” is complete.

Click on the “Continue” button.

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The next step will show the tree of XWiki pages.

Click on the “Continue” button.

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Welcome to the XWiki control panel.

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To access the Traefik control panel, go to the link https://traefik.xwiki.heyvaldemar.net from the workstation, where traefik.xwiki.heyvaldemar.net is the name of my server. Accordingly, you need to specify the name of your server with Traefik installed.

Specify the username and password specified earlier in the YAML configuration file and click on the “OK” button.

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Welcome to the Traefik dashboard.

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Vladimir Mikhalev
hey, I’m Vladimir Mikhalev, but my friends call me Valdemar. I have a lot of experience in the design and maintenance of various information systems.