ZoneMinder video camera security and surveillance

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

First add the needed packages to our system

apk add zoneminder mysql mysql-client lighttpd php-fpm php-pdo php-pdo_mysql

Initialize mysql database

/etc/init.d/mariadb 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, DROP 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 ownership 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

Initialize the zoneminder database

/etc/init.d/zoneminder setup

Start zoneminder

/etc/init.d/zoneminder start

Profit!

To access zoneminder, browse to http://yourserver/zm/