Install Teampass on a GNU/Linux server

The easiest way to install Teampass is to install LAMP dedicated to the GNU/Linux distribution you have.

This document highlights a basic setup, but you can refer to many other existing tutorials to install Apache, MariaDB (or mySQL) and PHP.

Install the Apache web server and the required PHP extensions

In addition to the Apache web server, the following PHP extensions are required by Teampass:

  • mcrypt
  • mbstring
  • openssl
  • bcmath
  • iconv
  • gd
  • mysqli_fetch_all
  • xml

On a Debian GNU/Linux system:

# sudo apt-get install task-web-server php5-mysql php5-mcrypt php5-mbstring php5-fpm php5-iconv php5-xml php5-gd openssl php5-mysqlnd
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install php7.1-mysql php7.1-mcrypt php7.1-mbstring php7.1-fpm php7.1-common php7.1-xml php7.1-gd openssl php7.1-mysql php7.1-bcmath

Edit PHP.ini to increase max_execution_time:

On a Debian GNU/Linux system:

# nano /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

Increase the value from 30 to 60:

max_execution_time = 60

Prepare the database

Using phpMyAdmin web interface:

  • Install phpMyAdmin, open its web interface
  • Select tab called Databases
  • In the Create new database section, enter your database name (for example teampass) and select UTF8_general_ci as collation.
  • Click on Create button

Using command line, on a Debian GNU/Linux system:

  • Install the mariadb-server package, specify a password when prompted to (consider using pwqgen from the passwdqc package to generate the password)
  • Run mysql_secure_installation to finish the initial installation
  • Access your newly configured server (you'll be prompted for the database root password):
    # mysql -uroot -p
  • Create the TeamPass database:
    create database teampass character set utf8 collate utf8_bin;

Set the database Administrator

We will now create a specific Administrator for this database.

Using phpMyAdmin web interface:

  • Click on localhost in order to get back to home page
  • Select Privileges tab
  • Click on Add a new user link
  • Enter the login information (I suggest to create a user teampass_admin for better understanding of what is this user)
  • Do not give any rights/privileges at this level of the user creation
  • Click on Go button

Now it's time to set some privileges to this user.

  • From Home page, click on Privileges tab
  • Click on Edit privileges button corresponding to the teampass_admin user
  • Click on Check All link
  • Validate by clicking on button Go

Using command line, on a Debian GNU/Linux system:

  • Access your newly configured server:
    # mysql -uroot -p
  • Create the teampass_admin user, assigning it full rights to the TeamPass table:
    grant all privileges on teampass.* to teampass_admin@localhost identified by 'PASSWORD';

Setup SSL

  • If your use of TeamPass will be limited to your LAN, on Debian systems, see
  • If your TeamPass install will be on a public Internet system, consider using an SSL certificate from or from a commercial provider

Get TeamPass

  • Once your Apache server is running, download TeamPass from (under Downloads, .zip file).
  • Unzip the file into your localhost folder (by default it is /opt/lampp/htdocs) using command unzip -d /opt/lampp/htdocs.


  • On CentOS systems, the default folder is /var/html/www
  • On Debian systems, the default folder is var/www/html

Set folders permissions

  • Open your terminal
  • Point to htdocs folder cd /opt/lampp/htdocs) - see the note above about distribution-specific folders
  • Enter the following commands
chmod -R 0777 teampass/includes/config
chmod -R 0777 teampass/includes/avatars
chmod -R 0777 teampass/includes/libraries/csrfp/libs
chmod -R 0777 teampass/includes/libraries/csrfp/log
chmod -R 0777 teampass/includes/libraries/csrfp/js
chmod -R 0777 teampass/backups
chmod -R 0777 teampass/files
chmod -R 0777 teampass/install
chmod -R 0777 teampass/upload

You may also use directly

sudo chmod 0777 install/ includes/ includes/config/ includes/avatars/ includes/libraries/csrfp/libs/ includes/libraries/csrfp/js/ includes/libraries/csrfp/log/ files/ upload/

Finish the TeamPass installation

Using your Browser, go to https://localhost/teampass or your specific domain, and follow the proposed steps.

Once installation is finished, you can use TeamPass on your GNU/Linux server.