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Seneca BigBlueButton Integration Project

Setting up Database on Ubuntu 12.04

  • Run these commands to install mysql (note the password you set when installing mysql server)
    sudo apt-get install mysql-server
    sudo apt-get install mysql-client
    sudo apt-get install libmysql-java
  • Edit your mysql configuration file
    sudo gedit /etc/mysql/my.cnf
    port = 3309 (change all instances of port)
    bind-address = local VM ip
  • Set mysql timezone to UTC, add default_time_zone. We store event scheduled date&time in UTC in order to solve global timezone issue. In /etc/mysql/my.cnf, find the "[mysqld]" section, and add to the bottom, the line: default_time_zone='+00:00'
    **other variables**
  • Double check mysql timezone setting:
    mysql> SELECT @@global.time_zone,@@session.time_zone;

		| @@global.time_zone | @@session.time_zone |
		| +00:00             | +00:00              |
  • Populate mysql.time_zone_name table to mysql server (add a "-p" to the end of the following command if your root user has a password):
    mysql_tzinfo_to_sql /usr/share/zoneinfo | mysql -u root mysql
  • Then run the following query to make sure the timezone information was added to your tables:
    select * from mysql.time_zone_name;
  • Restart the mysql service
    sudo service mysql restart
  • Connect to mysql-server (use the password you set when installing mysql server)
    mysql -u root -p
  • Create the database 'db' then exit
    create database db;
  • To create all of the tables and add sample data, download or copy the contents of the MySQL script files "bbb_db_creation.sql", "bbb_db_init.sql", and "bbb_db_sampleData.sql" (under the "database" directory) and run them (from terminal)
    mysql -u root -p db < bbb_db_creation.sql
    mysql -u root -p db < bbb_db_init.sql
    mysql -u root -p db < bbb_db_sampleData.sql
  • Connect to mysql-server again
    mysql -u root -p
  • Create a user for remote access to DB and grant privileges
    create user 'senecaBBB'@'%' identified by 'db';
    grant all on db.* to 'senecaBBB'@'%' IDENTIFIED by 'db';
  • To connect to database,bigbluebutton server, and email server, please copy the file in directory:
  • Rename it to Please also fill in the missing information in the file.

  • To customize 404 error page, please add the following lines to web.xml file in tomcat7 server

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