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Deployment of the system consists of several steps. They are numbered for ease of verification. Perform all steps one by one.

1. Downloading an image

The first step is to download the necessary environment and system distributions. To do this, go to your personal account and under Installation copy the code and execute it in your environment:

The installation code will perform the following steps:

  • Will install the minimum required environment packages: docker, unzip, wget.
  • Creates the /opt/getscreen directory.
  • Download and unpack your personal system image bound to your license into it


The installation code contains your personal data tied to your license. Please do not share the installation code with third parties to avoid losing your license to use it.

2. Obtaining a certificate

A self-signed SSL certificate is included in the standard delivery of the system. It can be found in the following files:

Path Description
/opt/getscreen/cert/server.crt file in PEM format with a certificate (or a chain of certificates)
/opt/getscreen/cert/server.key file in PEM format with a private key

To ensure that browsers do not generate warnings about insecure connections, you must obtain a full-fledged certificate. This can be purchased from a certificate authority, or allocated for free from Let's Encrypt .

2.1 Obtaining a Let's Encrypt certificate

Run the following commands, replacing <hostname> with your domain name. During execution, follow the instructions the system gives you. Access to your domain's DNS server will be required.

sudo apt -y install certbot
sudo certbot certonly --standalone -d <hostname>

After completing all the actions, the files of the obtained certificate will lie in the following directories:

Path Description
/etc/letsencrypt/live/<hostname>/fullchain.pem certificate with full chain of certifications
/etc/letsencrypt/live/<hostname>/privkey.pem private key

Copy these files to the /opt/getscreen/cert/ directory by running the following commands:

sudo cp --copy-contents /etc/letsencrypt/live/<hostname>/fullchain.pem /opt/getscreen/cert/server.crt
sudo cp --copy-contents /etc/letsencrypt/live/<hostname>/privkey.pem /opt/getscreen/cert/server.key

3. SMTP server

Sending mail is required to deliver user invitation emails or connection invitations.

Specify your mail server access settings in the mail section of the /opt/getscreen/server/config.json file:

    "mail": {
        "user": "robot@getscreen.test",
        "password": "changeme-mail-password",
        "server": "smtp.mailserver.com",
        "port": 465,
        "email": "robot@getscreen.test"

You can skip this step, and come back to it later.

4. Launching the system

To start the system, run the following commands:

cd /opt/getscreen
sudo docker-compose up -d

5. Error Checking

Check the main server and component logs for errors. The log files are stored in the following paths:


If there are errors, they will tell you the procedure to correct them.

6. Checking web server availability

Open your browser and go to https://<your-ip> or https://<your-domain>, where:

  • <your-ip> is the public IP address of the server
  • <your-domain> - is the domain for the server in your license

The login page should open. The default administrator account:

login: administrator
password: Getscreen

Be sure to change the password for the administrator account!

You can do this on the settings page in the profile tab .

Last update: September 22nd, 2023