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.

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    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 "ctlscript.sh" utility from the command line. This script is in the installation directory.

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    On Virtual Machines and Cloud images:

    $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh start

    A native installer on Linux:

    $ cd ~/application-version
    $ ./ctlscript.sh start
    

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

    host:~ user$ cd /Applications/application-version
    host:~ user$ ./ctlscript.sh 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. 
    <org.ametys.web.front.url>http://your_hostname:your_port</org.ametys.web.front.url>
    
    • 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/ctlscript.sh restart apache
    $ sudo /installdir/ctlscript.sh 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_ADDRESS_GROUP -->
      <smtp.mail.from>sender@ametys.org</smtp.mail.from>
      <smtp.mail.sysadminto>admin_email@gmail.com</smtp.mail.sysadminto>
      <!-- plugin.core:PLUGINS_CORE_MAIL_CONFIG_GROUP -->
      <smtp.mail.host>smtp.gmail.com</smtp.mail.host>
      <smtp.mail.port>465</smtp.mail.port>
      <smtp.mail.user>your_account@gmail.com</smtp.mail.user>
      <smtp.mail.password>your_password</smtp.mail.password>
      <mail.smtp.ssl.enable>true</mail.smtp.ssl.enable>
      ...
    

    Then, restart the Tomcat server:

    $ sudo installdir/ctlscript.sh restart tomcat

    How to create a full backup of Ametys?

    Backup

    Bitnami stacks are self-contained and the simplest option for performing a backup 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 continuously.

    Cloud Server

    Follow these steps:

    • Change to the directory in which you wish to save your backup.
      cd /your/directory
      
    • Stop all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh stop
      
    • Create a compressed file with the stack contents.
      $ sudo tar -pczvf application-backup.tar.gz /opt/bitnami
    • Restart all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh start

    You should now download or transfer the application-backup.tar.gz file to a safe location.

    Virtual Machine

    Follow these steps:

    • Change to the directory in which you wish to save your backup.
      cd /your/directory
      
    • Stop all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh stop
    • Create a compressed file with the stack contents.
      $ sudo tar -pczvf application-backup.tar.gz /opt/bitnami
    • Restart all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh start
      

    You should now download or transfer the application-backup.tar.gz file to a safe location.

    Native Installer (Windows)

    Follow these steps:

    • Stop all servers using the shortcuts in the Start Menu or the graphical manager tool.
    • Create a compressed file with the stack contents. You can use a graphical tool like 7-Zip or WinZip.
    • Stop all servers using the shortcuts in the Start Menu or the graphical manager tool.

    You should now download or transfer the application-backup.zip file to a safe location.

    Native Installer (Linux and Mac OS X)

    Follow these steps:

    • Change to the directory in which you wish to save your backup.
      cd /your/directory
      
    • Stop all servers.
      $ sudo installdir/ctlscript.sh stop
      
    • Create a compressed file with the stack contents.
      $ sudo tar -pczvf application-backup.tar.gz installdir
      
    • Restart all servers.
      $ sudo installdir/ctlscript.sh start
      

    You should now download or transfer the application-backup.tar.gz file to a safe location.

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    Restore

    Bitnami stacks are self-contained, so to restore a stack, you only need to uncompress the backup file in the same location. It is important to use the same path that was used when the stack was originally installed.

    Cloud Server

    Follow these steps:

    • Change to the directory containing your backup.
      cd /your/directory
      
    • Stop all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh stop
    • Rename the current directory to save it.
      $ sudo mv /opt/bitnami /opt/bitnamiBackup
    • Uncompress the backup file to the original directory.
      $ sudo tar -pxzvf application-backup.tar.gz -C /
    • Start all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh start
      

    Virtual Machine

    Follow these steps:

    • Change to the directory containing your backup.
      cd /your/directory
      
    • Stop all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh stop
    • Rename the current directory to save it.
      $ sudo mv /opt/bitnami /opt/bitnamiBackup
    • Uncompress the backup file to the original directory.
      $ sudo tar -pxzvf application-backup.tar.gz -C /
    • Start all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh start
      

    Native Installer (Windows)

    Follow these steps:

    • Uncompress the backup file to the original directory.
    • Install services by launching a new command prompt and executing the following commands. Administrator privileges are required.
      $ cd installdir
      $ serviceinstall.bat INSTALL
      

    You can now start or stop servers using the graphical manager tool.

    Native Installer (Linux and Mac OS X)

    Follow these steps:

    • Change to the directory containing your backup.
      cd /your/directory
      
    • Stop all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh stop
      
    • Rename the current directory to save it.
      $ sudo mv installdir installdirBackup
    • Uncompress the backup file to the original directory.
      $ sudo tar -pxzvf application-backup.tar.gz -C /
      
    • Start all servers.
      $ sudo installdir/ctlscript.sh start
      

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    IMPORTANT: When restoring, remember to maintain the original permissions for the files and folders. For example, if you originally installed the stack as 'root', make sure that the restored files are owned by 'root'.


    If you want to create only a database backup, refer to these instructions for MySQL and PostgreSQL.

    How to upgrade Ametys?

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

    There are two different ways to upgrade your application.

    • You can upgrade the application and all stack components, such as PHP, Ruby, MySQL and Apache.
    • You can upgrade the application only without modifying any other stack components.
      • Use the links provided in the application page on the wiki.

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