ZoneMinder video camera security and surveillance

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Currently zoneminder has to be installed from edge, make sure you have edge as pinned repo when you use stable.

ZoneMinder usually runs with apache, but in this short howto we use lighttpd.

First add the needed packages to our system

apk add zoneminder@edge mysql mysql-client lighttpd php-fpm

Initialize mysql database

/etc/init.d/mysql setup

set root password for mysql as instructed by mysql setup

Create a zoneminder MySQL database and user

mysql> create database zm;
mysql> CREATE USER zm@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'your_zm_password_as_set_in_config';
mysql> grant CREATE, INSERT, SELECT, DELETE, UPDATE on zm.* to zm@localhost;

We are running lighttpd so lets run php-fpm as lighttpd user/group

vim /etc/php/php-fpm.conf

uncomment the php cgi fpm config in lighttpd.conf

vim /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

start php-fpm

/etc/init.d/php-fpm start

start lighttpd

/etc/init.d/lighttpd start

Set the MySQL hostname, username, password.

Change the ZoneMinder user (ZM_WEB_USER) and group (ZM_WEB_GROUP) to lighttpd

And set ZM_SERVER_HOST to your zoneMinder hostname/ipaddress

vim /etc/zm.conf

Change owner and group-owner of zm.conf to lighttpd

chown lighttpd.lighttpd /etc/zm.conf

Edit lighttpd cgi config and add old style cgi support by adding to cgi.assign

vim /etc/lighttpd/mod_cgi.conf

which should look like

cgi.assign = (
    ""      =>      "",
    ".pl"   =>      "/usr/bin/perl",
    ".cgi"  =>      "/usr/bin/perl"

Edit lighttpd.conf and uncomment mod_cgi.conf

vim /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

Start zoneminder

/etc/init.d/zoneminder start