Getting started with the Redmine InstantApp | Scaleway


Getting started with the Redmine InstantApp

This page shows you how to use the Redmine InstantApp on your C1 server.


  • You have an account and are logged into
  • You have configured your SSH Key

Redmine is a flexible project management web application.

There are three steps to deploy the Redmine InstantApp

  • Create and start a new C1 server
  • Open the mail ports to send e-mail
  • Finalize Redmine install

Step 1 - Create and start a new C1 server using the Redmine InstantApp

First, we need to create a new server using the Redmine InstantApp. Click on “Create Server” button in the control panel.

You land on the server creation page where you must input information and choose an image.

After inputting your server basic information, select the Redmine image for your server. On the ImageHub tab, select Redmine and click the “Create Server” button.

The server will be created with a Redmine pre-installed.

Step 2 - Open the mail ports to send e-mail

To avoid spam, remote mail ports cannot be reached from our infrastructure by default. As Redmine requires to send mail, we need to open these ports.

On the left panel of the Control Panel, click on “Security”, you will land on the security-groups page. Click the “Create Group” button and input the security group name and description.

Then, on the Redmine security group, set “Block SMTP” to No.

Back to the server view, click the “Show” button to display advanced options and select the security group you previously created. Restart your server to apply the changes.

Step 3 - Configure Redmine

To configure Redmine, copy your server public IP address and paste it in your favorite browser. You land on the Redmine homepage.

og-in with the administrator account: login admin and password admin.

The first thing to do is to change the e-mail and password for your admin account. Click the “My account” tab on the to right corner and change your credentials.

Then, in the Administration menu, change the “Host name and path” field with your server public IP or your domain name.

The final configuration step is to change the e-mail used by Redmine to send notification. In the “Email notifications” tab, edit the “Emission email address field” with the e-mail address of your choice that will be used to receive Redmine notifications.

Additional information

You can retrieve the database login and password and Redmine installation information on the message of the day (MOTD) when you connect your server or on the README file at /root/README

Welcome on Redmine is a flexible project management web application on Scaleway' C1.
 * Kernel:           GNU/Linux 3.2.34-30 armv7l - Marvell (Proprietary)
                     - This kernel has the best performances on this hardware
                     - For mainline kernel with latest features and plenty of modules, use a 3.17 kernel instead
 * Distribution:     Redmine is a flexible project management web application (2015-07-22) on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS
 * Internal ip:
 * External ip:
 * Disk /dev/nbd0:   scw-app-redmine-latest-2015-07-22_14:41 (l_ssd 50G)
 * Uptime:           13:12:55 up 1 min,  0 users,  load average: 0.84, 0.23, 0.08
 * Documentation:
 * Community:
 * Image source:
Hi Cloud Rider,
Welcome to the Redmine image!
Redmine is installed in /usr/share/redmine 3.0.4.
Log into Redmine at with the default login admin and password admin.
/!\ Do not forget to change the password!
MySQL is configured for user root with password a8f6fec8cd685d0de907dba7b01174b61123cb7f.
Your website configuration lies at:
- /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf
Useful links:
The programs included with the Ubuntu system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.
Ubuntu comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by
applicable law.

Your Redmine server is configured and ready to use. You can start create user accounts, projects and enjoy all of the Redmine features!

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