Hi, folks. In this very short tutorial, I will show you how to deploy a Jitsi Meet server using Docker. This indicates that it will work for any system that has a Docker.
We’ve already talked about Jitsi Meet and told you that it’s a very interesting tool for making video calls. It’s shaping up as an open-source option to services like Google Hangouts or the very fashionable Zoom.
Jitsi Meet has features that make it almost a premium application as support for HD Audio, full encryption of communication, and more. However, one of the main advantages of Jitsi is that we can install it on our server and use it privately as in an organization.
As you will see the process is so simple that it is scary but of course thanks to Docker it is quite customizable and you can adapt it to your needs. As always, we recommend that you do so.
So, let’s get to work.
Deploy Jitsi Meet with Docker
Install Docker on Linux
The first step is to install Docker and for that, we present you some tutorials in different Linux distributions.
- If you are using Ubuntu: How to install Docker on Ubuntu 18.04?
- For CentOS 8: How to install Docker on CentOS 8?
- For CentOS 7: How to install Docker CE on CentOS 7?
- If you use Windows: How to install Docker in Windows 10?
- Or, if you are using Debian 10: How to install Docker on Debian 10?
And using your distribution’s package manager, you can install Docker Compose. For example:
:~$ sudo apt docker-compose
For Debian, Ubuntu, and derivatives.
:~$ sudo dnf install docker-compose
Or, for RHEL, CentOS and derivatives.
Once Docker and Docker compose are installed now is the Gits turn.
Install Git on Linux
To download the Docker Compose file offered by Jitsi, we need Git. We also have several tutorials about it and you can read them according to your Linux distribution.
Now we can get started.
Jitsi Meet server with Docker
Now yes. Using Git we cloned Jitsi’s repository for Docker. These files already have a standard configuration for use by Docker Compose.
To do this, run the following command:
:~$ sudo git clone https://github.com/jitsi/docker-jitsi-meet.git /srv/jitsi Cloning into '/srv/jitsi'… remote: Enumerating objects: 3, done. remote: Counting objects: 100% (3/3), done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (3/3), done. remote: Total 1867 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 1864 Receiving objects: 100% (1867/1867), 751.65 KiB | 441.00 KiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (904/904), done.
As you can see in the command, we are indicating that the clone will be saved in
Now we copy the
env.example file that is inside that folder and transform it into the configuration file.
:~$ sudo cp /srv/jitsi/env.example /srv/jitsi/.env
And now we proceed to edit it:
:~$ sudo nano /srv/jitsi/.env
This file is quite large so to find the parameters we have to modify it is recommended to use the key combination CTRL + W and write the search parameter.
Essentially we have to modify the following parameters:
So,, if you are going to use Let’s Encrypt to secure the server, which should be obvious, then you have to modify these parameters as well:
Finally, save the changes and close the file.
Access the folder where we have cloned all the files and start the installation:
:~$ cd /srv/jitsi/ :~$ sudo docker-compose up -d
Now open your web browser and go to
This indicates that Jitsi Meet is ready to start work.
In my experience, it takes a server with good bandwidth and resources.
So, enjoy it. Do you see how easy it is to do?
Docker makes our lives much easier when it comes to deploying programs. In this case, we have shown you that doing it with Jitsi is quite simple and customizable.
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