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Welcome to the Nuxeo DAM Installation Guide.

You have just downloaded Nuxeo DAM 1.x. Now how do you try it on your computer?

Nuxeo DAM can be installed on any computer, providing that Java is installed (see the detailed system requirements for more information). Installing Nuxeo DAM takes 3 simple steps:

  1. Install the downloaded package,
  2. Start the server,
  3. Open Nuxeo DAM in a web browser.

On this page:

Once Nuxeo DAM is installed, you may want to install some related software used for some DAM features.

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For more information on how to install and configure a Nuxeo server, see the Nuxeo configuration page.

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By default, you cannot run two Nuxeo applications at the same time. If you want to run two Nuxeo applications at the same time (for instance a Nuxeo DM and a Nuxeo DAM), you need to change the default port used by the Nuxeo server.

How to install Nuxeo DAM on Windows

Nuxeo DAM for Windows comes as a .zip package.

Step 1: Install Nuxeo DAM:

Unzip the .zip archive using your favorite tool.

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On Windows, because of the limitation on paths length, it is recommended to extract the content of the archive at root of C:.

You can then start Nuxeo DAM.

Step 2: Start Nuxeo DAM:

  1. Open the Nuxeo Control Panel.
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    Depending on how you installed your application, you can open the Nuxeo Control Panel in two different ways. See below for the appropriate command.

    The Nuxeo Control Panel opens.
  2. Click on the Start button.
    Starting the Nuxeo server takes between 30 sec and several minutes, depending on your hardware and the distribution you have chosen to install.
    When the server is started, the Start button becomes a Stop button.
  3. Open a browser and type the URL http://localhost:8080/nuxeo/.
  • On 1.0 to 1.2 versions, you can directly log in to your application using the Administrator user name and the Administrator password. Once logged with superuser credentials, you can start creating regular users and import digital assets. See the User Guide to discover all Nuxeo DAM features.
  • On DAM 1.3, you need to set up your application's configuration using the displayed startup wizard.

How to open the Panel Control

Nuxeo DAM package

Command

zip package of Nuxeo DAM 1.0 to 1.2

In the folder C:\Nuxeo application\bin, double-click on nuxeoctl.exe.

zip package of Nuxeo DAM 1.3

In the folder C:\Nuxeo application\bin, double-click on nuxeoctl.bat.

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On Windows 7, you need to run the nuxeoctl.bat and Start Nuxeo.bat commands as an administrator if you haven't installed your Nuxeo application at the root of C: (for instance in C:\Program Files). To run them as an administrator, right-click on the command and click on "Run as administrator".

On Windows, it is possible to start Nuxeo as a service. Please report the Install the application as a Windows service page for guidelines and examples.

How to install Nuxeo DAM on Mac OS

Nuxeo DAM runs on Mac OS 10.5 or greater (Leopard or Snow Leopard). For more information about supported environments, you can check the Hardware and Software requirements. Installing and runnning Nuxeo DAM on a Mac takes two steps:

Step 1: Install Nuxeo DAM
  1. Unzip the downloaded ZIP file using your favorite tool.
Step 2: Start Nuxeo DAM
  1. From the Finder, click on "Start Nuxeo.command". You can also drag and drop the start script in the terminal and press Enter.
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    The command may not be executable by default. If it is the case, in the terminal go to the bin directory of Nuxeo and type the line below:
    chmod +x *.command

    The Control Panel opens.
  2. Click on the Start button.
    Starting the Nuxeo server takes between 30 sec and several minutes, depending on your hardware and the distribution you have chosen to install.
    When the server is started, the Start button becomes a Stop button.
  3. Open a browser and type the URL http://localhost:8080/nuxeo/.
  • On 1.0 to 1.2 versions, you can directly log in to your application using the Administrator user name and the Administrator password. Once logged with superuser credentials, you can start creating regular users and import digital assets. See the User Guide to discover all Nuxeo DAM features.
  • On DAM 1.3, you need to set up your application's configuration using the displayed startup wizard.

How to install Nuxeo DAM on Linux

You can install Nuxeo DAM on Linux in three different ways:

How to install Nuxeo DAM from the zip archive

Using the zip archive installs Nuxeo DAM only (you may need to manually install third-parties).


Unzip the downloaded ZIP file using your favorite tool.
You can then start Nuxeo DAM.

How to install Nuxeo DAM with APT sources for Debian

Installing Nuxeo DAM using the APT sources for Debian installs and configures Nuxeo DAM, but it also installs all required dependencies for an optimal use of the application.

To install Nuxeo DAM using the APT sources for Debian:
  1. Activate multiverse and partner sources for JDK Sun install and other third parties:
    1. Click on System/Administration/Software Sources.
    2. Check the multiverse and partner sources.
  2. Add the Nuxeo key:
    • Download the Nuxeo key and import it in the Authentication tab.
    • Or, in a terminal, issue:
  3. Add the Nuxeo source:
    • In the Other Software tab, add "deb http://apt.nuxeo.org/ lucid releases" to the software sources.
    • Or issue the following commands in a terminal:
  4. Install Nuxeo DAM:
    • Click on nuxeo-dam (apt://nuxeo-dam)
    • or, in a terminal, issue:
  5. Follow the instructions displayed.
    If it's your first install of Nuxeo DAM, you can configure:
    • the bind address,
    • the port,
    • the database (a preconfigured PostgreSQL database is suggested by default).

The application is installed as a service. It is automatically started and set to automatically start at boot.

Installation details
Here are some information of the installation's configuration:

  • application: opt/nuxeo-dam
  • Configuration file (nuxeo.conf): etc/nuxeo-dam/nuxeo.conf
  • logs: var/log/nuxeo-dam
  • data: var/log/nuxeo-dam

How to install Nuxeo DAM with the Debian package

A Debian installer (.deb) is available for download. This installer enables you to configure your application at the time of installation and to install it as a Debian service directly.

To install Nuxeo DAM using the Debian package:

Double-click on the downloaded .deb file and follow the instructions displayed. If it's your first install of Nuxeo DAM, you can configure:

  • the bind address,
  • the port,
  • the database (a preconfigured PostgreSQL database is suggested by default).

The application is automatically installed as a service and immediately started and set to automatically start at boot.

The installation's configuration (where to find the configuration file, logs etc) are the same as for the APT sources installation.

How to start Nuxeo DAM on Linux

For a Nuxeo DAM installed from the zip archive:
  1. Launch a terminal and go to your installation directory.
  2. Start the server using the nuxeoctl script (located in the bin directory):
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    The command used to launch the Control Panel may not be executable by default. If it is the case, in the terminal go to the bin directory of Nuxeo and type the line below to be able to use it:
    chmod +x *.sh *ctl

    The Control Panel opens.
  3. Click on the Start button.
    Starting the Nuxeo server takes between 30 sec and several minutes, depending on your hardware and the distribution you have chosen to install.
    When the server is started, the Start button becomes a Stop button.
  4. Open a browser and type the URL http://localhost:8080/nuxeo/.
  • On 1.0 to 1.2 versions, you can directly log in to your application using the Administrator user name and the Administrator password. Once logged with superuser credentials, you can start creating regular users and import digital assets. See the User Guide to discover all Nuxeo DAM features.
  • On DAM 1.3, you need to set up your application's configuration using the displayed startup wizard.

How to install the DAM VM Image (OS independent)

You have chosen to download our ready-to-run Virtual Machine image from the Nuxeo DAM Download Page on nuxeo.com. Now how do you try it on your computer?

  1. Unzip the downloaded package.
    You get a folder with the required file for the virtual machine image to run.
  2. Start the virtual machine image in your virtual machine application by double-clicking on it.
    The VM image starts.

    Then, the Nuxeo application automatically starts.

    When the Nuxeo application is started, it displays the address at which it is available.
  3. In your browser, type the indicated address.

The login page is displayed : Log into the application using the Administrator user name and the Administrator password. Once logged with superuser credentials, you can start creating regular users and import digital assets. See the User Guide to discover all Nuxeo DAM features.

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For system administration, there is no password for root. You have to log in using nuxeo/nuxeo (user/password) then use "sudo".

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