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Houssam Haidar edited this page Sep 1, 2016 · 12 revisions


Node.js (0.11+)

See the official Node.js installation documentation.

MongoDB (2.6+)

See the official MongoDB installation documentation.

Python (2.7.x)

Required by node-gyp.


Clone the Let's Chat repository, and install dependencies.

git clone
cd lets-chat
npm install

(Optional) For custom settings, copy and edit settings.yml.sample:

cp settings.yml.sample settings.yml

Important Security Notes

See for details on changing the default authentication settings. The default settings may be too insecure for your environment.


Backup both your installation, and the database.

git pull
npm run-script migrate

Running the application

Ensure that MongoDB is running, and start the application.

npm start

Party time: http://localhost:5000

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