Kanboard Installation on CentOS

Centos 7

Install PHP and Apache:

yum install -y php php-mbstring php-pdo php-gd unzip wget

By default, Centos 7 use PHP 5.4.16 and Apache 2.4.6.

Restart Apache:

systemctl restart httpd.service

Install Kanboard:

cd /var/www/html
wget https://kanboard.net/kanboard-latest.zip
unzip kanboard-latest.zip
chown -R apache:apache kanboard/data
rm kanboard-latest.zip

Centos 6.x

Install PHP and Apache:

yum install -y php php-mbstring php-pdo php-gd unzip wget

By default, Centos 6.5 use PHP 5.3.3 and Apache 2.2.15.

Enable short tags:

  • Edit the file /etc/php.ini
  • Change the line short_open_tag = On

Restart Apache:

service httpd restart

Install Kanboard:

cd /var/www/html
wget https://kanboard.net/kanboard-latest.zip
unzip kanboard-latest.zip
chown -R apache:apache kanboard/data
rm kanboard-latest.zip

SELinux restrictions

If SELinux is enabled, be sure that the Apache user can write to the directory data:

chcon -R -t httpd_sys_content_rw_t /var/www/html/kanboard/data

Be sure to configure your server to allow Kanboard to send emails and make external network requests, by example with SELinux:

setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect=1

Allowing external connections is necessary if you use LDAP, SMTP, Web hooks or any third-party integration.

Notes

Some features of Kanboard require that you run a daily background job.