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Remote webserver configuration


Remote webserver configuration


Any number of remote web servers may be configured. They need an aegir user and webserver configuration, with the same user name and directory paths. SSH public/private keys should be set up so hostmaster's Aegir user can access remote web Aegir users with no passwords. The above Apache configuration needs to be performed too.

Additionally, the remote web server needs the 'mysql' client binary installed so that Aegir can test that it can successfully connect to the database server. On (at least) Debian-based systems, this can be installed via the 'mysql-client' package.

They will also need a login shell, which can be modified using the chsh command.

Shell commands as root::

apt-get install mysql-client
adduser --system --group --home /var/aegir aegir
adduser aegir www-data    #make aegir a user of group www-data
chsh -s /bin/sh aegir
apt-get install rsync apache2 php5 php5-cli php5-mysql
mkdir /var/aegir/.ssh
cat > /var/aegir/.ssh/authorized_keys <<EOF
ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQAB...UF aegir@filer01
chown aegir:aegir /var/aegir/.ssh -R
chmod 750 /var/aegir/.ssh
chmod 640 /var/aegir/.ssh/authorized_keys
a2enmod rewrite
ln -s /var/aegir/config/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf.d/aegir.conf
cat > /etc/sudoers.d/aegir <<EOF
Defaults:aegir  !requiretty
aegir ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/apache2ctl
chmod 440 /etc/sudoers.d/aegir

For clusters, use the aegir-cluster-slave package to operate the above and NFS mounts for you. See also web cluster configuration documentation.

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