Migrate passbolt PRO from install scripts to CentOS 7 package
A CentOS package has been created to increase the ease of installing and upgrading passbolt.
For this tutorial, you will need:
- A minimal CentOS 7 server.
- Passbolt installed with the CentOS install script.
1. Take down your site
It is generally a good idea to stop running the site prior to the upgrade. This is to avoid having side effects such as active users corrupting the data in the middle of an upgrade.
sudo systemctl stop nginx
2. Backup your instance
First things first, as this is a sensitive operation a backup of the instance must be performed to prevent any data loss. You can follow our backup process.
3. Upgrade your system
Passbolt requires PHP 7.4 and supports PHP 8.2.
A full system upgrade to CentOS 7 is necessary before installing the passbolt CentOS package.
sudo yum upgrade
4. Install the package
Package repository setup
For easier installation and update tasks Passbolt provides a package repository that you need to setup before you download Passbolt PRO and install it.
Step 1. Download our dependencies installation script:
Step 2. Download our SHA512SUM for the installation script:
Step 3. Ensure that the script is valid and execute it:
sha512sum -c passbolt-pro-SHA512SUM.txt && sudo bash ./passbolt-repo-setup.pro.sh --passbolt-migrate || echo \"Bad checksum. Aborting\" && rm -f passbolt-repo-setup.pro.sh
Install passbolt official linux package
sudo yum install passbolt-pro-server
During the installation, you will be asked to accept the Passbolt repository GPG key. You must ensure the fingerprint is exactly the same as the one below:
Importing GPG key 0xC155581D: Userid : "Passbolt SA package signing key <[email protected]>" Fingerprint: 3D1A 0346 C8E1 802F 774A EF21 DE8B 853F C155 581D From : https://download.passbolt.com/pub.key
5. Copy existing configuration to the new location
5.1. Copy the server keys
Copy the GPG server keys as following:
sudo cp -a /var/www/passbolt/config/gpg/serverkey.asc /etc/passbolt/gpg/ sudo cp -a /var/www/passbolt/config/gpg/serverkey_private.asc /etc/passbolt/gpg/ sudo chown -R root:nginx /etc/passbolt/gpg sudo chmod g-w /etc/passbolt/gpg
5.2. Copy the passbolt configuration
Copy passbolt configuration as following:
sudo cp /var/www/passbolt/config/passbolt.php /etc/passbolt/passbolt.php sudo chown root:nginx /etc/passbolt/passbolt.php sudo chmod g-w /etc/passbolt/passbolt.php
If you are running mysql 8, please change the
quoteIdentifiers setting of the passbolt.php as follow:
'quoteIdentifiers' => true
5.3. Copy the avatars
If coming from Passbolt version prior to 3.2, copy passbolt avatars as following:
sudo cp -R /var/www/passbolt/webroot/img/public/avatar /usr/share/php/passbolt/webroot/img/public/
5.4. Copy the subscription key
Copy subscription key as following:
sudo cp /var/www/passbolt/config/license /etc/passbolt/subscription_key.txt sudo chown root:nginx /etc/passbolt/subscription_key.txt sudo chmod g-w /etc/passbolt/subscription_key.txt
Now you can remove all the old nginx configuration files from
sudo rm /etc/nginx/conf.d/passbolt.conf sudo rm /etc/nginx/conf.d/passbolt_ssl.conf
Then you can reconfigure the CentOS package using:
Answer the following way:
- No to configuration
- Yes to nginx configuration
You can then select the SSL method that suits best your needs.
7. Run the database migrations
Now it is time to run the migrations to upgrade the database schemas:
sudo -H -u nginx bash -c "/usr/share/php/passbolt/bin/cake passbolt migrate"
After you have checked you can access your new setup with the CentOS package make a backup of
/var/www/passbolt and then
you can delete it:
sudo rm -rf /var/www/passbolt
You may also want to check for the old CRON job that may need to be removed:
sudo crontab -u nginx -e
9. Bring your site back online
Finally take passbolt back up:
sudo systemctl start nginx sudo systemctl restart php-fpm
This article was last updated on November 26th, 2021.