Jitsi Meet is a free and open-source video-conferencing application that allows you to host your own video conferencing server without any subscription. It provides multi-person video conference rooms and allows you to access them from your web browser. It provides end-to-end TLS encryption so that no one can snoop on the call. Deploying Jitsi meet in the Docker container will save you a lot of time.

In this post, we will show you how to Deploy Jitsi Meet with Docker and Docker Compose on Ubuntu 20.04.

Step 1 – Install Docker and Docker Compose

First, you will need to install some required dependencies on your server. You can install them with the following commands:

apt-get update -y
apt-get install git apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl gnupg-agent software-properties-common -y

After installing all of them, add the Docker repository with the following command:

curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | apt-key add -
add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) stable"

Once the repository is added, install Docker and Docker Compose with the following command:

apt-get install docker-ce docker-compose -y

After installing both packages, you can proceed to the next step.

Step 2 – Download and Configure Jitsi Meet

Next, you will need to download Jitsi Meet for Docker from the Git repository. You can download it with the following command:

git clone https://github.com/jitsi/docker-jitsi-meet.git

Once the download is completed, change the directory to the downloaded directory and copy the sample environment file.

cd docker-jitsi-meet
cp env.example .env

Next, edit the .env file and define your server IP, ports, domain, and email address.

nano .env

Change the following lines:

[email protected]

Save and close the file when you are finished.

Step 3 – Launch the Jitsi Meet Container

You can now launch the Jitsi Meet container with the following command:

docker-compose up -d

You should see the following output:

Status: Downloaded newer image for jitsi/jvb:latest
Creating docker-jitsi-meet_web_1     ... done
Creating docker-jitsi-meet_prosody_1 ... done
Creating docker-jitsi-meet_jvb_1     ... done
Creating docker-jitsi-meet_jicofo_1  ... done

You can now check the running container with the following command:

docker-compose ps

You should get the following output:

           Name               Command   State                                           Ports                                         
docker-jitsi-meet_jicofo_1    /init     Up                                                                                            
docker-jitsi-meet_jvb_1       /init     Up>10000/udp,:::10000->10000/udp,>4443/tcp,:::4443->4443/tcp
docker-jitsi-meet_prosody_1   /init     Up      5222/tcp, 5280/tcp, 5347/tcp                                                          
docker-jitsi-meet_web_1       /init     Up>443/tcp,:::443->443/tcp,>80/tcp,:::80->80/tcp   

As you can see, the Jitsi Meet container is started and listen on ports 80 and 443.

Step 4 – Access Jitsi Meet Web UI

Now, you can access the Jitsi Meet web interface using the URL https://your-domain-name. You should see the Jitsi Meed dashboard on the following page:
Jitsi Meet Dashboard


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