Guide – How To Start – Opensource Social Network (OSSN) on Ubuntu 18.04

Opensource Social Network (OSSN) on Ubuntu 18.04 allows you to host your own private social networking site.

This is a quick deployment and ready-to-run image.
Simple and rapid installation. Easy to maintain.

Configuration and Connection to Opensource Social Network (OSSN) on Ubuntu 18.04

  1. To connect to a VM, you need the PuTTy application to connect via ssh. You can download it at the following link – Download.
  2. Run Putty, enter the VM address in the “Host” field, and click “Open” to connect.
  1. In the opened console you should enter a username and password that were specified while creating the virtual machine.
  2. After starting the VM, you must specify its address in the server settings. To do this, enter the following command.

> sudo nano /var/www/html/ossn/configurations/ossn.config.site.php

  1. Find the line S$Ossn->url = ‘http://40.121.150.226/‘.
  1. Replace IP address 40.121.150.226 with the current IP address of the VM. In order to go to the desired line, use the arrows on the keyboard. To paste the copied text, use the right mouse button.
  2. Press Ctrl + X on the keyboard to exit the file. Then, you will be asked to save the changes to the file – press Y on the keyboard to confirm, and Enter to overwrite to the same file.
  3. Now you can go to the main page of the site at the following address http://*vm_ip*.
  1. To log in using the administrator account, click the <Login> button.
  2. Enter login: admin and password: adminpwd for authorization.
  1. First of all, it is recommended to change the password for the administrator account. To do this, go to the profile settings by clicking on <Edit Profile> in the upper left corner.
  1. Enter the new password in the “Password” field and click “Update”.

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