OpenPSA is a management suite for web agencies and consultants that provides a unified interface for handling many common business processes. It is built on a component architecture that makes it easy to integrate new components for specific requirements and is available as free software under the terms of the LGPL license.
OpenPSA 1.x was initially released as Open Source under the GNU GPL license by Nemein on May 8th 2004 to support the 5th anniversary of the Midgard Project. The package was originally known as Nemein.Net.
The currently active branch (OpenPSA 9) is developed and supported by CONTENT CONTROL.
Read more in http://openpsa2.org/
OpenPSA interacts with database backends through the Midgard API. There are currently three different environments supported:
legacy Midgard1 8.09 (in which case you must use PHP 5.3, Apache and MySQL backend)
Midgard2 Content Repository, provided by
libmidgard2-2010with PHP bindings to Midgard2 (
php5-midgard2), and GNOME database abstraction layer (
libgda-4.0). No restrictions on webserver or database choice. PHP 5.4 is recommended
composer.json does not force any of those choices, but you will have to select one to be able to
run the application.
On the client side, all modern web browser should work
Setting up a Midgard server
php-cgi (typically at
/etc/php5/cgi/conf.d/midgard2.ini) with some settings that open a Midgard2 database connection:
extension=midgard2.so [midgard2] midgard.engine = On midgard.http = On midgard.configuration_file="/etc/midgard2/conf.d/openpsa" midgard.superglobals_compat = On
Next you should install OpenPSA under your document root:
$ cp -R openpsa /var/www/
Then, use Composer to install PHP dependencies
$ cd /var/www/openpsa $ wget http://getcomposer.org/installer && php installer $ php composer.phar install
This will setup the project directory for OpenPSA usage. You can then create new database by running:
$ ./vendor/bin/openpsa-installer midgard2:setup
See the openpsa-installer documentation for more details.
Setting up Lighttpd
fastcgi modules in your Lighttpd config (by default
server.modules += ( "mod_fastcgi", "mod_rewrite" )
Also enable FastCGI to talk to your PHP installation:
fastcgi.server = ( ".php" => ( ( "bin-path" => "/usr/bin/php-cgi", "socket" => "/tmp/php.socket" ) ) )
Then just configure your Lighttpd to pass all requests to the OpenPSA "rootfile":
url.rewrite-once = ( "^/openpsa2-static/OpenPsa2/(.*)$" => "/openpsa/themes/OpenPsa2/static/$1", "^/openpsa2-static/(.*)$" => "/openpsa/static/$1", "^([^\?]*)(\?(.+))?$" => "openpsa/rootfile.php$2" )
Note: this rewrite rule is a bit too inclusive, to be improved.
Restart your Lighttpd and point your browser to the address you're using with the server. Default login to OpenPSA is
Setting up Apache
Alternatively, you can also run under Apache (or any other web server, for that matter). Just make sure that you have mod_rewrite enabled:
And use something like this in your vhost config (or .htaccess file):
RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^/midcom-static/OpenPsa2/(.*)$ /openpsa/themes/OpenPsa2/static/$1 [L] RewriteRule ^/midcom-static/(.*)$ /openpsa/static/$1 [L] RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /openpsa/rootfile.php [QSA,L]