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 anonymous user to improve security. This will make sure people or application 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 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 Kanboard
Now we have a secure MySQL installation, time to create database and user for Kanboard 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 new database named Kanboard using command below:
Replace root with kanboard and put password that you set before on DB_PASSWORD.
Import the Kanboard Database Schema
Kanboard runs DB migration on its first run to make sure db schema is up to date but this process might take some time and leads to timeout. To avoid timeout we will manually import db schema from command line
$ cd /var/www/kanboard
$ mysql -u kanboard -p kanboard < app/Schema/Sql/mysql.sql
Configure Kanboard Daily Scheduler
We will configure Kanboard daily scheduler using cronjob. The cronjob will be installed on www-data user cronjob.
A secure connection is now a requirement for web application. The 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/kanboard-ssl.conf with contents below. Don't forget to change:
# HSTS (mod_headers is required) (15768000 seconds = 6 months)
Header always set Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=15768000"
# intermediate configuration, tweak to your needs
SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 -SSLv3
We will also disable kanboard http only virtual host and enable the new virtual host config.
The new virtual host configuration need Apache mod_ssl module. We need to enable the module.
$ sudo a2enmod ssl
Now, restart Apache 2 service so it will reload its configuration. We need to restart instead of reload since we enable new module.
$ sudo service apache2 restart
Kanboard installation is complete. You can extend Kanboard functionality using plugins. You can learn more about Kanboard from Kanboard documentation.
In this tutorial we learned how to install Kanboard on Ubuntu 14.04. We installed all the prerequisites, created a user and database on MySQL for Kanboard and also configure Apache 2 virtual hosts to be able to serve Kanboard. Hopefully Kanboard will help you and your team manage time and report time better across all of your projects.
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