Install MyCollab Project Management Software on CentOS 7

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MyCollab is a free and open source collaboration project management software that can be used to manage projects, CRM, and documents.

MyCollab is a very simple web based application runs on the Java platform and a MySQL database.

MyCollab is widely used by small and medium size enterprises. It is easy to install and does not require you to edit configuration files manually.

MyCollab provides a rich set of features, some of them are listed below:

  • Document and Project management
  • Provides an online document editor to change your documents easily
  • Issue, task, and dependency management
  • Reporting and Permission management
  • Kanban board
  • Roadmap view

In this tutorial, we will explain how to install MyCollab Community Edition on CentOS 7 server.


  • A server running CentOS 7.
  • Minimum 1GB RAM installed on your system.
  • A non-root user with sudo privilege setup on your server.
  • A static IP address setup on your server.

Getting Started

Before starting, install some required packages and update your system with the latest available package versions by running the following command:

sudo yum install unzip wget -y
sudo yum update -y

Once your system is up-to-date, you can proceed to the next step.

Install Java

You will also need the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 8 or higher. You can install it by running the following command:

sudo yum install -y java-1.8.0-openjdk

Once Java is installed, you can verify it by running the following command:

java -version

You should see the following output:

openjdk version "1.8.0_111"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_111-b15)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.111-b15, mixed mode)

Install and Configure MariaDB for MyCollab

You can install the latest stable version of the MariaDB with the following command:

sudo yum install mariadb mariadb-server -y

After installing MariaDB, you will need to secure MariaDB installation.

To do so, run the following script:

sudo mysql_secure_installation

Answer all the questions as shown below. Make sure to set a strong password.

Enter current password for root (enter for none): Enter
Set root password? [Y/n]: Y
Remove anonymous users? [Y/n]: Y
Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n]: Y
Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n]: Y
Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n]: Y

Start the MariaDB service and enable it to start on boot:

sudo systemctl start mariadb
sudo systemctl enable mariadb

Log in to MySQL shell with the following command:

mysql -u root -p

Enter the root password when asked, then create a database schema using the utf8mb4 character set for MyCollab:

MariaDB [(none)]>CREATE SCHEMA mycollab DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8mb4;

Create a database user and password for MyCollab:

MariaDB [(none)]>CREATE USER 'mcuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
MariaDB [(none)]>GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON mycollab.* TO 'mcuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password' WITH GRANT OPTION;
MariaDB [(none)]>exit;

Download and Install MyCollab

You will need to download the latest stable version of MyCollab Community Edition from the GitHub repository.

wget https://github.com/MyCollab/mycollab/releases/download/Release_5.4.5/MyCollab-All-5.4.5.zip

Once download is complete, unzip the downloaded file with the following command:

unzip MyCollab-All-5.4.5.zip

You can install MyCollab by running the provided startup.sh installation script:

cd MyCollab-5.4.5/bin
sudo ./startup.sh

Access MyCollab Web Installation Wizard

You will need to allow access to port 8080 through firewalld.

You can do this by running the following command:

sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=8080/tcp
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Open your web browser and type the URL http://your-server-ip:8080, you should see the MyCollab setup wizard as below:

MyCollab Setup

Fill out all the information, click on the Setup button. You should see the following page:

MyCollab Admin Details

Fill out all the required information, then click on the Setup button. You should see the Mycollab default dashboard as below:

MyCollab Dashboard


That is all there is to it! We have successfully installed the MyCollab Community Edition on CentOS 7 server. Feel free to post a comment below if you have any questions about getting MyCollab installed.

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