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Redmine on OpenShift

Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.

Redmine is open source and released under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2 (GPL).

More information can be found on the official Redmine set ( Running on OpenShift

Create an account at

Create a ruby 1.9 application

Ruby 1.8 is no longer supported
Ruby 2.0 support is pending (coredumps on OpenShift)

rhc app create -a redmine -t ruby-1.9

Add mysql support to your application

rhc cartridge-add -a redmine -c mysql-5.5  #  or mysql-5.1

Make a note of the username, password, and host name as you will need to use these to login to the mysql database

Add this upstream Redmine quickstart repo

cd redmine
git remote add upstream -m master git://
git pull -s recursive -X theirs upstream master

Then push the repo upstream

git push

That's it, you can now checkout your application at:


Use the following to login to your new Redmine application running on OpenShift:

username: admin
password: admin

Changing the default admin password

Once your installation is complete, it is highly recommended that you change the password for the Redmine admin user - see the Change password link at: