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Hubzilla for YunoHost

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Install Hubzilla with YunoHost

This package allow you to install Hubzilla quickly and simply on a YunoHost server. If you don't have YunoHost, please see here to know how to install and enjoy it.


Hubzilla is a social networking platform built with control of your privacy at center stage. Your online communications can be as public as you wish or as private as you require. Private conversations, private photos, private videos. Your media isn't hidden behind an obscure URL which can be guessed, it is protected by state-of-the-art cross-domain authentication. What this all means for you: less drama.

Shipped version: 5.0.3


This app claims following features:

  • LDAP integration
  • Multi-instance
  • Adeed php.log in the root folder for debugging PHP, with logrotate applied on it (can be accesssed by admin->logs and entering the php.log).
  • Fail2Ban
  • Option to choose between Mysql and PostgreSQL for the Hubzilla


Before installing, read the Hubzilla installation instructions for important information about:

Register a new domain and add it to YunoHost

  • Hubzilla requires a dedicated domain, so obtain one and add it using the YunoHost admin panel. Domains -> Add domain. As Hubzilla uses the full domain and is installed on the root, you can create a subdomain such as hubzilla.domain.tld. Don't forget to update your DNS if you manage them manually.

Ldap Admin user rights, logs and failed database updates

  • For admin rights: When installation is complete, you will need to visit your new hub's page and login with the admin account username which was entered at the time of installation process. You should then be able to create your first channel and have the admin rights for the hub.

  • For normal YunoHost users: Normal LDAP users can login through LDAP authentication and create there channels.

  • Failing to get admin rights: If the admin cannot access the admin settings at then you have to manually add 4096 to the account_roles under accounts for that user in the database through phpMyAdmin.

  • For logs: Go to admin->logs and enter the file name php.log.

  • Failed Database after Upgrade: Some times databse upgrade fails after version upgrade. You can go to hub eg. and check the numbers of failled update. These updates will have to be ran manually by phpMyAdmin.

Supported architectures

  • x86-64 - Build Status
  • ARMv8-A - Build Status


Developer info

Please send your pull request to the testing branch.

To try the testing branch, please proceed like that.

sudo yunohost app install --debug
sudo yunohost app upgrade hubzilla -u --debug
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