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How to Use the Jitsi VPS Template

Getting started with the Jitsi VPS template at Hostinger

Updated over a week ago

Jitsi is an open-source video conferencing platform that enables users to communicate with each other via audio, video, and text chat. It provides features for hosting online meetings, webinars, and collaborative sessions. Jitsi supports various functionalities such as screen sharing, file sharing, and real-time messaging. Using the Hostinger VPS template Ubuntu 22.04 with Jitsi, you can experience all of this for yourself!

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Jitsi works out of the box with the login details provided during installation. For further configuration, check the commands below:

To configure or update your domain settings and enable Let's Encrypt SSL for Jitsi:

  1. Ensure you have a domain registered and linked to your server's IP address

  2. Have an email ready for Let's Encrypt configuration.

  3. Run the following command:

/opt/hostinger/scripts/configure_jitsi.sh

If you've set up password authentication, remember to save the generated username and password.

To stop Jitsi services:

/opt/hostinger/scripts/stopjitsi.sh

To start Jitsi services:

/opt/hostinger/scripts/startjitsi.sh

For user management, if authentication is enabled via the configuration script, you can use the prosodyctl tool. Check these examples - when running these commands, replace domain.tld with your domain name.

NOTE

  • If you encounter an error indicating that account creation/modification is not supported, you'll need to rerun the configuration script and confirm password authentication

To add a new user:

prosodyctl adduser username@domain.tld

To delete a user:

prosodyctl deluser username@domain.tld

To change a user's password:

prosodyctl register adminuser domain.tld [password]

Replace [password] with a strong password.

To list created users:

ls -l /var/lib/prosody/*/accounts/*

A file listing like /var/lib/prosody/domain%2etld/accounts/adminuser.dat indicates the existence of the user adminuser@domain.tld.

It's recommended not to delete the focus, jvb or admin users.

That's it! Now you know how to use Jitse on your Hostinger VPS 🚀

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