Mattermost module

testing
v7

(Giacomo Sanchietti) #1

This is a simple Mattermost installation:

  • users are not integrated with system users due to a Mattermost Team edition limitation
  • it’s accessible in HTTPS only
  • you need a dedicated hostname for the virtualhost like mattermost.nethserver.org
  • no web interface for configuration

Just execute:

yum --enablerepo=nethforge-testing install nethserver-mattermost
config setprop mattermost VirtualHost mattermost.yourdomain.com status enabled
signal-event nethserver-mattermost-update

Then, access `https://mattermost.yourdomain.com`` and perform the first configuration.

More info here:

Drop your comments below :wink:


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(Stéphane de Labrusse) #2

troubleshooters needed here :stuck_out_tongue: tests are needed, this is a valuable module


(Alessio Fattorini) #3

Mentioning here some people interested in the conversation, please help us to test the module :slight_smile:
@robb @Nas @clinton @Jim @jackyes @fasttech @jobezic @stephdl @jaapvdv


(Riccardo Cipolletti) #4

No package nethserver-mattermost available.

You remove this package?


Nethforge-testing empty?
(Alessio Fattorini) #5

did you try @giacomo’s command above?


(Marc) #6

The package is not in repos


(Giacomo Sanchietti) #7

You’re right, I’ve forgot to put it on 7.4.
@davidep can you copy missing packages from nethforge-testing 7.3 to 7.4?

@RiccardoC in the meanwhile, you can install it with this command:

yum install http://packages.nethserver.org/nethserver/7.3.1611/nethforge-testing/x86_64/Packages/nethserver-mattermost-0.0.1-1.ns7.x86_64.rpm

(Davide Principi) #8

Done (nethserver-postgresql94 was required as dependency too…)


(Riccardo Cipolletti) #9

Thanks Giacomo and Davide


(Giacomo Sanchietti) #10

I’ve just updated the rpm to latest upstream release (4.4.2).

I didn’t test the upgrade of an existing machine (yet) :slight_smile:


(Jean Franco) #11

Hi, I just tested the latest version, but after a server restart I’m receiving a 503
Looking at the logs it seems to be a firewall issue:
[ERROR] Unable to setup forwarding
[CRIT] Error starting the server, err:accept tcp [::]:8065: use a closed network connection

Any thoughts?

Thanks,


(Jean Franco) #12

OK, I’m using a certificate, but if I enable the use of TLS is when the server gets broken.
Removing the TLS and leaving “ConnectionSecurity”: “” it works.

So, I’m after getting TLS working.

Thanks,


(Marc) #13

Check if this doc helps:
https://docs.mattermost.com/install/config-tls-mattermost.html


(Wayne Bilger) #14

Any chance this module ever integrates with system users (or users from AD join), or will the MM limitation always prevent this?


(Giacomo Sanchietti) #15

It’s a limitation of MM itself. If the upstream project opens up the code, we will surely integrate it.


(Matthieu Gaillet) #16

I don’t understand.

Should I create the virtual host myself ? If yes, what would be the configuration ? I tried here but the only result I get is Nethserver’s default welcome page.


(Giacomo Sanchietti) #17

The module will create a virtual host for mattermost but it will be not visible from the web interface.

Make sure you access the application using the entered virtual host: your machine needs to resolve it.

If you encounter any problem, please post relevant logs.


(Matthieu Gaillet) #18

All right, it’s working now. It didn’t at first try, this is why I tried creating the virtual host.

Looks promising !!


(Daniel M Fullaway) #19

I’ve got this up and running on my server. It works pretty well at the moment.

It seemed a bit wonky when I first set it up - I had to submit the form for a new account probably a dozen times before it went through, and clicking on links was generally hit or miss. Adding the Mattermost hostname as a server alias under DNS seems to have fixed this issue.

For TLS, I have edited the settings on the Virtual Host to use the correct certificate, and kept the the Mattermost TLS off. I tried using the Mattermost settings, but it doesn’t seem to play well with the Virtual Host.


(Giacomo Sanchietti) #20

After looking for a while on other solutions (Zapier, Matrix, Rocket Chat), we think that Mattermost is the easiest and robust Team Chat for NethServer.

The package is ready for QA for anyone!