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GLPI is the Information Resource-Manager with an additional Administration- Interface. You can use it to build up a database with an inventory for your company (computer, software, printers...). It has enhanced functions to make the daily life for the administrators easier, like a job-tracking-system with mail-notification and methods to build a database with basic information about your network-topology.

The principal functionalities of the application are :

1) the precise inventory of all the technical resources. All their characteristics will be stored in a database. 2) management and the history of the maintenance actions and the bound procedures. This application is dynamic and is directly connected to the users who can post requests to the technicians. An interface thus authorizes the latter with if required preventing the service of maintenance and indexing a problem encountered with one of the technical resources to which they have access.

Install lighttpd, PHP, and MySql

Install the additional packages:

apk add lighttpd php5-common php5-iconv php5-json php5-gd php5-curl php5-xml php5-pgsql php5-mysql php5-imap php5-cgi fcgi

apk add php5-pdo php5-pdo_pgsql php5-pdo_mysql php5-soap php5-xmlrpc php5-posix php5-mcrypt php5-gettext php5-ldap php5-ctype php5-dom

Configure Lighttpd

Edit lighttpd.conf

vi /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

Uncomment line:

include "mod_fastcgi.conf"

Edit mod_fastcgi.conf

vi /etc/lighttpd/mod_fastcgi.conf

Edit the section:




Start lighttpd service and add to needed runlevel

rc-service lighttpd start && rc-update add lighttpd default

Install Mysql server packages

apk add mysql mysql-client php5-mysql php5-mysqli

Configuring MySql

/usr/bin/mysql_install_db --user=mysql
/etc/init.d/mariadb start && rc-update add mariadb default
/usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'password'

Create the GLPI database

Note: you can create the database from command line or from the GLPI web page later.

mysql -u root -p


Installing GLPI

Create a folder named webapps

mkdir -p /usr/share/webapps/

Download the source code archive

cd /usr/share/webapps/ wget

Unpack and delete tar file

tar zxvf glpi-0.80.4.tar.gz rm glpi-0.80.4.tar.gz

Change the folder permissions

chmod -R 777 /usr/share/webapps/glpi/

Create a symlink to the glpi folder

ln -s /usr/share/webapps/glpi/ /var/www/localhost/htdocs/glpi

Configuring GLPI

Browse to: http://WEBSERVER_IP_ADDRESS/glpi and install GLPI by completing the information as appropriate from the web browser.

GLPI Installation steps:

Note: After select each option, pres "Ok" or "Continue" button.


  • Select your language
  • Licence
I have read and ACCEPT the terms of the license written above.
  • Beginning of the installation - Installation or update of GLPI
  • Choose 'Install' for a completely new installation of GLPI.
  • Select 'Update' to update your version of GLPI from an earlier version
  • Checking of the compatibility of your environment with the execution of GLPI
  • Continue ?
  • Database connection setup
  • Mysql server: localhost
  • Mysql user: root
  • Mysql password : password
  • Test of the connection at the database
Database connection successful
Create a new database or use an existing one: glpi
  • Database created

OK - database was initialized Default values have been entered, feel free to delete them if you want Upon first connection you can use the login glpi and the password glpi in order to access the application with administrator rights

After click on "continue" you will see The installation is finished.

Congratulations, you installed GLPI!

You can delete or modify these accounts as well as the first entries in the database. Use GLPI.

Browse to http://WEBSERVER_IP_ADDRESS/glpi now