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RosarioSIS Student Information System

RosarioSIS is a web based application which relies on other facilities such as a web server, PHP server-side scripting, and a PostgreSQL database server.

For RosarioSIS to work you must first have your web server working, PostgreSQL working, PHP working (including the pgsql, gettext, intl, mbstring, gd, curl, xml & zip extensions). Setting these up varies a lot with operating system so it is well beyond the scope of this brief install document.

RosarioSIS was tested on:

  • Windows 10 x86 with Apache 2.4.16, Postgres 9.3.6, and PHP 5.4.45
  • Ubuntu 14.04 with Apache 2.4.18, Postgres 9.3.10, and PHP 5.5.9
  • Ubuntu 18.04 with Apache 2.4.46, Postgres 10.15, and PHP 7.4.13
  • Debian Buster with Apache 2.4.38, Postgres 11.5, and PHP 8.0.0
  • CentOS 8.2 with Apache 2.4.37, Postgres 9.6.10, and PHP 7.2.24
  • Shared hosting with cPanel, nginx, Postgres 8.4, and PHP 5.6.27
  • through Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome
  • through BrowserStack for cross-browser compatibility (not compatible with Internet Explorer)

Minimum requirements: PHP 5.4.45 & PostgreSQL 8.4

Installation directions for:

Installing the package

Unzip RosarioSIS, or clone the repository using git to a directory that is accessible to your web browser. Edit the file to set the configuration variables and rename it to

  • $DatabaseServer Host name or IP for the database server.

  • $DatabaseUsername Username used for authenticating the database.

  • $DatabasePassword Password used for authenticating the database.

  • $DatabaseName Database name.

  • $DatabasePort Port number for accessing the database server.

  • $pg_dumpPath Full path to the postgres database dump utility, pg_dump.

  • $wkhtmltopdfPath Full path to the PDF generation utility, wkhtmltopdf.

  • $DefaultSyear Default school year. Only change after running the Rollover program.

  • $RosarioNotifyAddress Email address to receive notifications (new administrator, new student / user, new registration).

  • $RosarioLocales Comma separated list of locale codes. Check the locale/ folder for available codes.

Optional variables

  • $RosarioPath Full path to RosarioSIS installation.
  • $wkhtmltopdfAssetsPath Path to the assets/ director for wkhtmltopdf. Possibly different than how the web browser finds it. Empty string means no translation.
  • $StudentPicturesPath Path to student pictures.
  • $UserPicturesPath Path to user pictures.
  • $PortalNotesFilesPath Path to portal notes attached files.
  • $AssignmentsFilesPath Path to student assignments files.
  • $FS_IconsPath Path to food service icons.
  • $FileUploadsPath Path to file uploads.
  • $LocalePath Path to language packs. Restart Apache after changes to this directory.
  • $PNGQuantPath Path to PNGQuant (PNG images compression).
  • $RosarioErrorsAddress Email address to receive errors (PHP fatal, database, hacking).
  • $Timezone Default time zone used by date/time functions. List of Supported Timezones.
  • $ETagCache Set to false to deactivate the ETag cache and disable "private" session cache. See Sessions and security.
  • define( 'ROSARIO_DEBUG', true ); Debug mode activated.
  • define( 'ROSARIO_DISABLE_ADDON_UPLOAD', true ); Disable add-ons (modules & plugins) upload.
  • define( 'ROSARIO_DISABLE_ADDON_DELETE', true ); Disable add-ons (modules & plugins) delete.


Now, you're ready to setup the RosarioSIS database. If you have access to the command prompt for your server, follow these instructions.

  1. Open a terminal window.

  2. Login to PostgreSQL as the postgres user:

server$ sudo -u postgres psql
  1. Create the rosariosis user:
postgres=# CREATE USER rosariosis_user WITH PASSWORD 'rosariosis_user_password';
  1. Create the rosariosis database:
postgres=# CREATE DATABASE rosariosis_db WITH ENCODING 'UTF8' OWNER rosariosis_user;
  1. Logout of PostgreSQL:
postgres=# \q

Also, the pg_hba.conf file may have to be altered to enable password (md5) peer authentication:

# "local" is for Unix domain socket connections only
local   all             all                                     md5

To install the database, point your browser to:

That's it!... now, point your browser to:

and login as 'admin' password 'admin'. With this login, you can create new users, and change and delete the three template users.


To help you spot installation problems, point your browser to:

PHP extensions

Install instructions for Ubuntu 18.04:

server$ sudo apt-get install php-pgsql php-gettext php-intl php-mbstring php-gd php-curl php-xmlrpc php-xml php-zip


Recommended PHP configuration settings. Edit the php.ini file as follows:

max_execution_time = 240
max_input_vars = 4000
memory_limit = 768M

Restart PHP and Apache.

Other languages

Install instructions for Ubuntu 18.04. Install the Spanish language:

server$ sudo apt-get install language-pack-es

Then restart the server.


Install instructions for Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic):

server$ wget
server$ sudo dpkg -i wkhtmltox_0.12.6-1.bionic_amd64.deb

Set path in the file: $wkhtmltopdfPath = '/usr/local/bin/wkhtmltopdf';

Send email

Install instructions for Ubuntu 18.04. Activate the PHP mail() function:

server$ sudo apt-get install sendmail

Additional configuration

Quick Setup Guide

Secure RosarioSIS