Bitnami Ametys

    Ametys CMS is a multi-purpose web factory and can run corporate websites, blogs, portals and corporate wikis on the same server. Its features include roll-out enterprise portals, websites, blogs through a website factory and share contents.

    Please, take a look to the Quick Start Guide to know the basic use of this Stack.

    How to start/stop the servers?

    Graphical tool

    The native installers include a graphical tool to manage the servers easily. You can find the "manager-windows.exe", "manager-osx" or "manager-linux" tool in your installation directory. Using this tool, you can Start, Stop or Restart the servers and check the log files. You can click on the icon to start it.














    On Windows: You can also start the Manager tool from shortcuts: Start -> Program Files -> Bitnami Stack -> Manager tool

    Command line tool

    If you prefer, you can use the "" utility from the command line. This script is in the installation directory.


    On Virtual Machines and Cloud images:

    $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ start

    A native installer on Linux:

    $ cd ~/application-version
    $ ./ start



    On OS X: You can start the Manager tool from the installation directory or you can use the "" utility from a Terminal.

    host:~ user$ cd /Applications/application-version
    host:~ user$ ./ start

    What are the default users?

    Ametys is configured with two different types of users, the admin user and the sample user. Although they are configured by default with the same credentials, they are not the same user.

    There are two admin users, one for the front office and another one for the back office. These users are the ones with administration privileges over those subsystems. To access to admin areas take a look at the following section. 

    The sample user is an user created during the installation process to manage the sample sites included. To do so, you can go to ametys back office.

    Bear in mind that if you change the password for one of these three users  the others will remain unchanged.

    How to access to admin areas?

    You can access to the admin areas appending /_admin at the end of front office and back office urls.

    To access to front office admin area go to:

    • http://{server[:port]}/ametys/_admin

    To access to back office admin area go to:

    • http://{server[:port]}/ametyscms/_admin


    How to change the default URL?

    The following steps describes how to configure your Ametys application to run in the root URL directly. Note that "installdir" refers to your installation directory. If you are using a  Virtual Appliance, a Bitnami Cloud Hosting instance or an AMI, the installation directory is "/opt/bitnami".

    • Rename webapps/ametys to webapps/ROOT
    $ sudo mv /installdir/apache-tomcat/webapps/ROOT/ /opt/bitnami/apache-tomcat/webapps/ROOT.backup
    $ sudo mv /installdir/apache-tomcat/webapps/ametys /opt/bitnami/apache-tomcat/webapps/ROOT
    • Edit webapps/ametyscms/WEB-INF/config/config.xml to remove the prefix from  org.ametys.web.front.url tag. 
    • Edit the Apache configuration for Ametys ( /installdir/apps/ametys/conf/httpd-app.conf ) and change the ProxyPass line so it looks like this:
    ProxyPass ajp://localhost:8009/
    • Restart the services:
    $ sudo /installdir/ restart apache
    $ sudo /installdir/ restart tomcat
    • Finally, you should also change the url for your sites. To do so, go to the back office admin area and select Websites.  Select configure for each site and set there the url without prefix. It is also necessary to build site live after this change.


    Note: Ametys welcome message is not reconfigured so it is possible that you can not see the images for this message. This is a known issue that only affects to the welcome message.

    How to configure the email settings of Ametys?

    To send emails from Ametys application via SMTP protocol, it is necessary to specify the SMTP settings in the installdir/apache-tomcat/webapps/ametyscms/WEB-INF/config/config.xml file. The following example shows how to configure Ametys using a GMail account:

      <!-- plugin.core:PLUGINS_CORE_MAIL_CONFIG_GROUP -->

    Then, restart the Tomcat server:

    $ sudo installdir/ restart tomcat

    How to create a full backup of Ametys?

    Because Bitnami stacks are self-contained, the simplest option for performing your backups is to copy or compress the Bitnami Stack installation directory. To do so in a safe manner, you will need to stop all servers, so this method may not be appropriate if you have people accessing the application continously.

    linux_platform.pngOn Virtual Machines and Cloud Images:

    sudo /opt/bitnami/ stop


    On OS X:

    $ cd installdir
    $ ./ stop
    $ cp -r installdir application-backup

    Or you can create a tarball:

    $ tar -czvf application-backup.tar.gz installdir

    Or a zip file:

    $ zip -r installdir/*

    To restore this backup you only need to uncompress the backup in the same location. It is important to use the same path that was used when the stack was originally installed.

    For example if you have a backup in a Red Hat machine, you can copy it to an Ubuntu Linux machine (a different distro!) in the same location. Then start the servers and that’s all.

    On Virtual Machines and Cloud Images:

    $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ start

    On OS X:

    $ cd installdir
    $ ./ start

    You just need to be carefull to keep the same permissions for the files and folders. If you installed as root make sure that in the new machine you copy the files also as root. And this case, if you are also moving MySQL or PostgreSQL, you will need to create those users in the new machine (if they don't exist yet).

    win_platform.png On Windows you should follow the same process. Stop the servers using the shortcuts and copy the whole installation directory. To restore the system, copy the directory to a different Windows machine in the same location and follow these steps from a command prompt:

    $ cd installdir
    $ serviceinstall.bat INSTALL

    You can access your Bitnami Application at the usual URL.

    If you want to create only a database backup, check the following link for MySQL /Components/MySQL#How_to_create_a_database_backup or for PostgreSQL /Components/PostgreSQL#How_to_create_a_database_backup.3f

    How to upgrade Ametys?

    It is strongly recommended that you create a backup before starting the update process. If you have important data, it is advisable that you create and try to restore a backup to ensure that everything works properly.

    There are two different ways to upgrade your application.

    1. If you want to upgrade the application and all Stack components PHP, Ruby, MySQL, Apache… You can follow the steps described at How to upgrade the full Stack migrating the data?
    2. In case you only want to upgrade the application code without modifying any other Stack components,  you should follow the guide which is in the application page itself.

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