Jitsi: Self-Hosting Guide for OpenSUSE Leap - Subscribed.FYI
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Jitsi is a robust open-source video conferencing tool prioritizing accessibility, privacy, and freedom. No downloads, open-source, privacy-focused, browser-based, and scalable, it suits individuals, educators, businesses, and developers.

Jitsi: Self-Hosting Guide for OpenSUSE Leap - Get the most out of Jitsi

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Free Usage for Community

How to Use:

  1. Installation:
    • Add the OBS repository using the provided command.
    • Refresh the repositories.
    • Install Jitsi-Meet and its dependencies using the provided zypper commands.
  2. Optional Add-Ons:
    • Install Jibri Add-On or Jigasi Add-On if required, using the provided zypper commands.
  3. Configuration:
    • Adjust the Prosody configuration file under /etc/prosody/prosody.cfg.lua.
    • Create a new configuration file named <FQDN>.cfg.lua in /etc/prosody/conf.avail/ with specific content.
    • Create a symlink for the configuration.
    • Create certificates via prosodyctl cert generate <DOMAIN> and symlink them to /etc/prosody/certs/.
    • Add the certificates to the system keystore.
    • Create a conference focus user using prosodyctl register command.
    • Edit the Nginx configuration file jitsi-meet.conf in /etc/nginx/vhosts.d/.
  4. Jitsi-Meet Configuration:
    • Edit the config.js file located in /srv/jitsi-meet/ directory.
  5. Jitsi-Videobridge Configuration:
    • Edit the configuration files under /etc/jitsi/videobridge/ directory.
  6. Jitsi-Jicofo Configuration:
    • Edit the configuration files under /etc/jitsi/jicofo/ directory.
  7. Add-On: Jitsi-Jibri Configuration (if applicable):
    • Add specific configurations to prosody configuration file and edit other files as instructed.
  8. Add-On: Jitsi-Jigasi Configuration (if applicable):
    • Note provided about the absence of a guide for this component from openSUSE packagers.
  9. Services:
    • Start all necessary services using systemctl commands.
  10. Final Notes:
    • Recommendations and precautions regarding running Jitsi on a dedicated host, updating Jitsi, avoiding a full X11 stack installation, and securely backing up configuration.
Additional Information:
  • Jitsi Meet is described as a fully encrypted, 100% open source video conferencing solution that is free to use.
  • Various features of Jitsi Meet are highlighted, including sharing desktop, presentations, inviting users via custom URLs, collaborative document editing with Etherpad, and integrated chat with messages and emojis.
  • Users are encouraged to visit meet.jit.si to experience the service before deciding to run their own instance, with terms of service and privacy policy provided.

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