We will install and use MySQL 5.6 as database for Forma LMS.
We will use MySQL Server 5.6 since MySQL 5.6 is the most up to date version of MySQL shipped with Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.
$ sudo apt-get -y install mysql-server-5.6
We need to setup MySQL root password. Please input password for MySQL root user.
Verify root password.
Securing MySQL Installation
We will secure MySQL installation by running mysql_secure_installation.
Enter root password that we set on installation.
NOTE: RUNNING ALL PARTS OF THIS SCRIPT IS RECOMMENDED FOR ALL MySQL
SERVERS IN PRODUCTION USE! PLEASE READ EACH STEP CAREFULLY!
In order to log into MySQL to secure it, we'll need the current
password for the root user. If you've just installed MySQL, and
you haven't set the root password yet, the password will be blank,
so you should just press enter here.
Enter current password for root (enter for none):
OK, successfully used password, moving on...
Since we already have root password set, answer this part with n.
Setting the root password ensures that nobody can log into the MySQL
root user without the proper authorisation.
You already have a root password set, so you can safely answer 'n'.
Change the root password? [Y/n] n
Remove the anonymous user to improve security. This will make sure people or applications have correct username and password to login to MySQL. Answer with Y
By default, a MySQL installation has an anonymous user, allowing anyone
to log into MySQL without having to have a user account created for
them. This is intended only for testing, and to make the installation
go a bit smoother. You should remove them before moving into a
Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] Y
We also want remove the root login from remote machine. Answer with Y.
Normally, root should only be allowed to connect from 'localhost'. This
ensures that someone cannot guess at the root password from the network.
Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] Y
Previously the test database created automatically by MySQL installation, but MySQL 5.6 does not create test database. We can still choose Y, it will throw error but that's fine.
By default, MySQL comes with a database named 'test' that anyone can
access. This is also intended only for testing, and should be removed
before moving into a production environment.
Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] Y
- Dropping test database...
ERROR 1008 (HY000) at line 1: Can't drop database 'test'; database doesn't exist
... Failed! Not critical, keep moving...
- Removing privileges on test database...
The last step is to reload MySQL privilege table.
Reloading the privilege tables will ensure that all changes made so far
will take effect immediately.
Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] Y
All done! If you've completed all of the above steps, your MySQL
installation should now be secure.
Thanks for using MySQL!
Create a Database for Forma LMS
Now we have a secure MySQL installation, time to create a database and user for formalms itself.
Login to MySQL using root credential.
$ mysql -u root -p
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 58
Server version: 5.6.30-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 (Ubuntu)
Copyright (c) 2000, 2016, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective
Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.
Create a new database named formalms using command below:
Don't forget to change formalms.exampleserver.xyz above with the domain name that you use for your formalms installation.
Enable the site using a2ensite command.
$ sudo a2ensite formalms
Reload apache2 process so it read the new virtualhost configuration:
$ sudo service apache2 reload
FormaLMS Setup Wizard
Now open FormaLMS address. In the first step we can choose installation language.
Step 2 is system check, only LDAP that have red status, since we don't plan to use LDAP in this tutorial we can ignore this.
Step 3 is the license agreement. FormaLMS is release under GNU General Public License version 2. You can read the complete license and then check I agree with the term of the license checkbox. Click Next step
Step 4 is base URL and database configuration.
Input FormaLMS URL that you plan to use and input database name and credential that we created before.
Step 5 is admin configuration. Input administrator username, first name, last name, email and password that you want to use.
Also choose languages that you want to install. I choose English and Indonesian.
Step 6 will import database schema and install language that we already choose on previous step.
Installation complete. You can click FormaLMS home URL.
We will be redirected to formaLMS homepage where we can login to FormaLMS using admin credential that we created on setup wizard.
After successfully login we will go to FormaLMS dashboard.
Configure https only site for FormaLMS
Secure connection is now a requirement for web application.
Last step that we will do in this tutorial is changing the connection to only use https.
We assume that you already have SSL certificate and private key.
Let's create new apache virtual host configuration on /etc/apache2/sites-available/formalms-ssl.conf with contents below. Don't forget to change:
Header always set Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=15768000"
# intermediate configuration, tweak to your needs
SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 -SSLv3
We will also disable formalms http only virtual host and enable the new virtual host config.
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