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Tikis remote management tools

See also Tiki and Virtualmin interop

What

Following discussion on the Dev Mailing List about Tiki Manager, Virtualmin install script (Tiki community script) and Virtualmin existing tools.

Tiki administrators that manage several Tikis remotely need several tools and automated actions to ease their task and reduce maintenance or installation time and hassle. While it may be of some interest for Tiki admin of a single instance this is clearly aimed to be used with many and different instances of Tiki.

Tiki Manager (on Gitlab) was created and deployed in time several members of the Tiki community were using ClearOS. Since a few month the Tiki community is privileging other Linux Distro and Virtualmin/Webmin, the Open Source Web Hosting and Cloud Control Panels. With Virtualmin coming in the game and with it a lot of onboard tools we want to list the tools and tasks required by Tiki instances administrators and list them to see what is done by Virtualmin, what is done by Tiki Manager and what is missing.

Then the idea would be to create an html dashboard / cli console to be able to perform such tasks easily.

Strategy

They are different approach to the about install/setup from Virtualmin or from Tiki Manager. There is not real decision but this page may add some light to decide what is best.

Make it possible for Virtualmin to install Tiki Manager

It is possible from within Virtualmin to install different addons or scripts.

One approach would be to:

  1. Install and configure Virtualmin as usual. It is very important to only install Virtualmin on a fresh Linux. Do not install anything else before. Let Virtualmin install it for you (ex.: MySQL or MariaDB)
  2. Install Virtualmin and in the "Install script" section select Tiki Manager (This does not exist as of 2020-11-18)


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Make it possible for Virtualmin to install Tiki

Virtualmin "free"

Similar to above, but just install Tiki directly (This does not exist as Open Source as of 2020-11-18)
There are examples, so it could be easy to fork one of the other others.

Virtualmin free allow to install a few application (the call it script) like phpmyadmin, roundcude, Wordpress, etc.
To keep with Tiki policy and community we should check what are the condition to have a Tiki script added to the free version.

Eventually we could create our own script to add such option (virtualmin/tiki installer) (as mentioned above).

Virtualmin pro

This seems to exist in Virtualmin Pro: https://www.virtualmin.com/vs
Page with the list of script available in Virtualmin pro : https://www.virtualmin.com/documentation/install-scripts
Anyone can confirm available version and if it works well?

This will presumably have better integration with Virtualmin but less integration with Tiki. Ex.: Tiki Manager's backup is smart and gets data files wherever they are but checking Tiki preferences.

One Tiki Manager to handle Tiki instances on various servers, Virtualmin or otherwise


Tiki Manager is installed on one server
It connects to multiple servers via SSH to manage multiple servers.

If Tiki Manager detects that Tiki is to be run on a Virtualmin server, it could use appropriate paths (This exists for ClearOS but not yet Virtualmin) but they be created beforehand.

Make it possible for Tiki Manager to make Virtualmin create a Virtual Server, and then install a Tiki instance

Tiki Manager could be extended to detect Virtualmin and offer the possibility to create web space, assign domain name, set up SSL, etc. (This does not exist as of 2020-11-18). Doable via API: https://www.virtualmin.com/documentation/developer/cli/create_domain

What do Tiki instances administrators needs ?

  • Installation of a new Tiki
  • Clone of existing Tiki (duplicate an existing instance: tiki files, custom files, user files, database, ...)
  • Tiki maintenance
    • Closing a Tiki instance
    • Rebuilding index
    • Checking logs
    • Checking the scheduler
  • Backup an instance
  • Database operation
    • Optimisation
    • Slow query informations
  • Server maintenance
    • Power cycle
    • Versions check
      • PHP versions available
      • Composer ?
  • Email management

  • ...

Who

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How

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Keywords

The following is a list of keywords that should serve as hubs for navigation within the Tiki development and should correspond to documentation keywords.

Each feature in Tiki has a wiki page which regroups all the bugs, requests for enhancements, etc. It is somewhat a form of wiki-based project management. You can also express your interest in a feature by adding it to your profile. You can also try out the Dynamic filter.

Accessibility (WAI & 508)
Accounting
Administration
Ajax
Articles & Submissions
Backlinks
Banner
Batch
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing
Blog
Bookmark
Browser Compatibility
Calendar
Category
Chat
Comment
Communication Center
Consistency
Contacts Address book
Contact us
Content template
Contribution
Cookie
Copyright
Credits
Custom Home (and Group Home Page)
Database MySQL - MyISAM
Database MySQL - InnoDB
Date and Time
Debugger Console
Diagram
Directory (of hyperlinks)
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Docs
DogFood
Draw -superseded by Diagram
Dynamic Content
Preferences
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
FAQ
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Forum
Friendship Network (Community)
Gantt
Group
Groupmail
Help
History
Hotword
HTML Page
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Import-Export
Install
Integrator
Interoperability
Inter-User Messages
InterTiki
jQuery
Kaltura video management
Karma
Live Support
Logs (system & action)
Lost edit protection
Mail-in
Map
Menu
Meta Tag
Missing features
Visual Mapping
Mobile
Mods
Modules
MultiTiki
MyTiki
Newsletter
Notepad
OS independence (Non-Linux, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Organic Groups (Self-managed Teams)
Packages
Payment
PDF
Performance Speed / Load / Compression / Cache
Permission
Poll
Profiles
Quiz
Rating
Realname
Report
Revision Approval
Scheduler
Score
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Search
Security
Semantic links
Share
Shopping Cart
Shoutbox
Site Identity
Slideshow
Smarty Template
Social Networking
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Spellcheck
Spreadsheet
Staging and Approval
Stats
Survey
Syntax Highlighter (Codemirror)
Tablesorter
Tags
Task
Tell a Friend
Terms and Conditions
Theme
TikiTests
Timesheet
Token Access
Toolbar (Quicktags)
Tours
Trackers
TRIM
User Administration
User Files
User Menu
Watch
Webmail and Groupmail
WebServices
Wiki History, page rename, etc
Wiki plugins extends basic syntax
Wiki syntax text area, parser, etc
Wiki structure (book and table of content)
Workspace and perspectives
WYSIWTSN
WYSIWYCA
WYSIWYG
XMLRPC
XMPP




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