Installing Mattermost

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Mattermost is an instant messaging software.

In our example, we use the SSH access and consider the following information:

  • Account name: foo
  • Mattermost directory: $HOME/mattermost/
  • PostgreSQL database: foo_mattermost - to be created in the Databases > PostgreSQL menu of the administration interface
  • Port: 8300 (ports between 8300 and 8499 can be used)

[foo] and [version] must be replaced by accurate informations.


foo@ssh:~/mattermost$ wget -O-[version]/mattermost-[version]-linux-amd64.tar.gz | tar -xz --strip-components=1
foo@ssh:~/mattermost$ mkdir data

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A database and its user will have to be created in the Databases menu. Here we create them to be of the form account_mattermost.

Modify the $HOME/mattermost/config/config.json file to put:

"ListenAddress": ":8300",
"LocalModeSocketLocation": "$HOME/admin/tmp/mattermost_local.socket",
  • PostgreSQL
"DriverName": "postgres",
"DataSource": "postgres://[pgsql_username]:[pgsql_password]@postgresql-[foo][foo]_mattermost?sslmode=disable\u0026connect_timeout=10",

Service launch

Create a service with following details:

  • Command: /home/[foo]/mattermost/bin/mattermost
  • Working directory: /home/[foo]/mattermost

Site creation

Declare a site, type Redirect with:

  • Destination URL: services-[foo]
  • Forwarding type: transparent (reverse proxy)