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Auto install Seafile Server CE* and PRO**

These installers offer a quick and easy way to set up a production ready Seafile Server using MariaDB, Memcached and NGINX as a reverse proxy in under 5 minutes.

* Community Edition ** Professional Edition

What's it for?

Install the Seafile Server in a standard and more secure manner then our current out of the box setup scripts offer.

Supported OS

Just select the corresponding installer for your OS. All scripts are meant to run with the bare minimum OS setup. We strongly suggest not installing Seafile server besides desktop environment or hosting panels like Plesk, ISPConfig, etc. Professional installations which don't follow our setup suggestions, don't qualify for official support. Keep this in mind.

Minimal installations only!

  1. Ubuntu 16.04/18.04
  2. CentOS 7/8


Never run these scripts on a production server. They are more or less a one trick pony and could seriously damage production systems. Run it only once and delete it afterwards. If something goes wrong, restart with a fresh machine.

As a precaution I have added a few simple checks to abort installation if any of these fails:

  1. Check if you're running this script as root. If not, abort.
  2. Check if the user "seafile" exists. If yes, abort.
  3. Check if the directory "/opt/seafile" exists. If yes, abort.

Feature overview

  1. HTTP-Proxy
  2. Seahub with WSGI
  3. Seafile WebDAV (aka. SeafDAV) with FastCGI
  4. MariaDB
  5. Memcached
  6. Seafile auto start
  7. Firewall


For Seafile Professional Server, you will have to download the package prior to the installation and save it to /opt/.

  • For Seafile 7.1.x

    For CentOS 8 (64bit)

    cd /root
    wget --no-check-certificate
    bash seafile-7.1_centos 7.1.0

    For Ubuntu 18.04 (64bit)

    cd /root
    wget --no-check-certificate
    bash seafile-7.1_ubuntu 7.1.0
  • For Seafile 6.x.x/7.0.x

    For CentOS 7 (64bit)

    cd /root
    wget --no-check-certificate
    bash seafile_centos 7.0.5

    For Ubuntu 16.04/18.04 (64bit)

    cd /root
    wget --no-check-certificate
    bash seafile_ubuntu 7.0.5


What's the unprivileged Seafile users name? seafile

How can I login as the unprivileged Seafile user? Run su - seafile -s /bin/bash with root privileges on the shell

How do I update Seafile? You will have to handle Seafile updates/upgrades manually after the initial installation. Consult on how to upgrade Seafile.

To login as the Seafile users run su - seafile -s /bin/bash and then proceed with the update procedure as usual.

BTW: Ideas on how to automate upgrades are very welcome!

What do I have to do after the installer has finished?

  1. Delete installer script. You wont need it anymore and might even seriously damage your system if you run it again.
  2. Follow the suggested steps at the end of the installation to finalize your Seafile server installation.


Copyright (c) 2016, Seafile Ltd.

Copyright 2015, Alexander Jackson

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.


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