eLAND installs on a VPS with Dokku.
See the Dokku installation guide.
Install Dokku on a VPS with a fresh Ubuntu 18.04
Set a domain with a DNS A record to your VPS.
Create app, install postgres and redis plugins and bind them to the app (see Dokku guide).
Tip: use the same name for your postgres and redis instances as your eland-app-name.
- Attach the domain to your dokku eland app.
(all dokku commands are on the server)
dokku domains:set your-eland-app your-domain.com
- Each currency system on the eLAND server with an interSystem link to eLAS also needs a subdomain where eLAS will connect to:
dokku domains:set your-eland-app yourschemaname.your-domain.com
Note: this cannot be a wildcard because it's not supported by the Dokku Letsencrypt plugin.
Also set (when intersystem connections with eLAS needed) a DNS A record with wildcard to the VPS ip.
Use the Dokku Letsencrypt plugin to enable https
Set the environment varables for links in emails. (emails get sent in a background process that does not have a request context.)
´´´shell dokku config:set your-eland-app APP_SCHEME=https APP_HOST=your-domain.com ´´´
- Allow bigger uploads (for documents)
sudo su - dokku mkdir /home/dokku/appname/nginx.conf.d/ echo 'client_max_body_size 10M;' > /home/dokku/appname/nginx.conf.d/upload.conf exit sudo service nginx reload
- Block unwanted IPs (optional)
sudo su - dokku mkdir /home/dokku/appname/nginx.conf.d/ echo 'deny x.x.x.x;' > /home/dokku/appname/nginx.conf.d/upload.conf exit sudo service nginx reload
Create a IAM user on AWS with access only to S3. Then create a bucket in your region and set the environment variables.
dokku config:set AWS_S3_BUCKET=yourbucketname AWS_S3_REGION=eu-central-1 dokku config:set AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=youraccesskeyid AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=yoursecretaccesskey
SMTP mailserver (e.i. Amazon Simple Email Service)
Set the environment variables with ´dokku config:set your-eland-app´
From mail addresses
MAIL_FROM_ADDRESS: a mail address when a reply-to address has been set.
MAIL_NOREPLY_ADDRESS: a notification mail you can not reply to
MAIL_HOSTER_ADDRESS: used for the general contact form on the index page (to contact the hoster).
Mail is sent only from
These addresses should be set up for DKIM in the mailserver.
Coordinates of addresses are looked up and cached from the Google geocoding service in order to show the location on maps. At maximum every 2 minutes a request is sent to the API in order not to hit the daily free limit. You need to get a key from Google
and put the key in the environment variable
The geocoding service can be blocked by setting
GEO_BLOCK to 1.
For displaying maps, get a token from Mapbox
and set the environment variable
´´´shell dokku config:set MAPBOX_TOKEN=yourmapboxtoken ´´´
Other environment vars
TIMEZONE: defaults to 'Europe/Brussels'
MASTER_PASSWORD: sha512 encoded password for 'master' -> gives admin access to all Systems.
Use the dokku-redirect plugin for redirects.
Local Development Server
heroku local -e .env dev
.env is the file that contains the environment parameters.
dev process is the server for local only (at localhost:5000) and
web is for production only.