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Citadel is an open source groupware collaboration suite that can be used to easily set up email, calendars, mailing lists. and other collaboration tools. It supports running on most modern operating systems such as Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Unix. It is written in the
C language and provides a user friendly web interface to manage the server. It supports various protocols such as SMTP, IMAP, Sieve, POP3, GroupDAV, and XMPP.
This article will walk you throughout the installation and configuration of Citadel Groupware on Ubuntu 16.04 server.
- A server running Ubuntu 16.04.
- A non-root user with sudo privilege setup on your server.
Before starting, update your system with the latest packages by running the following commands:
sudo apt-get update -y sudo apt-get upgrade -y
The Citadel Suite of packages comes availabl in Ubuntu 16.04 by default, you can easily install it by running the following command:
sudo apt-get install citadel-mta citadel-suite
The installation process will launch the configuration wizard as shown below. You will need to provide the IP address of your Citadel server:
Next, choose user authentication method
Next, specify the administrator username and password:
Next, select web server as
Internal then go ahead:
Next, choose port number
80. You will only need to specify a different port number if you are running another web server:
Next, provide SSL port
443 and go ahead:
Next, choose the language for your Citadel server:
Congratulations! Citadel has been installed.
If you need to reconfigure these options later, you can use the following command:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure citadel-server
Accessing Citadel Web Interface
Once everything is up-to-date, it's time to access the Citadel web console.
Open your favorite web browser and type the URL
https://192.168.1.227:443, then enter your administrative account name and its password which you set during the installation process. You should see the Citadel Dashboard in below image:
That is everything needed to install the Citadel suite. I hope you can now easily install and configure the Citadel groupware solution on your server. Try it out today. It is a lightweight, easy to use, complete email solution. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions or encountered something odd during the installation.