Install Jitsi on Debian 11

This article will go through the installation and configuration of the Jitsi Video Conference on the latest Debian 11 Bullseye. At the end of this guide, you will be able to create a meeting using the Jitsi Video conference.

Before you get started, ensure you’ve got the following requirements:

  • Operating System: Debian 11 Bullseye
  • Root privileges

Install Packages Dependencies

The first step is to install some packages dependencies such as gnupg2, nginx-full, sudo, apt-transport-https, curl, and java OpenJDK.

1. Update your Debian repository and install those packages on top using the following command.

sudo apt install apt-transport-https gnupg2 nginx-full sudo curl -y

2. Jitsi required Java OpenJDK version 1.8 or 1.11; the default Debian repository provides Java OpenJDK 1.11.

Now execute the following command to install Java OpenJDK packages.

sudo apt install default-jdk -y

After installation completes, verify the Java OpenJDK version using the following command.

java -version

You will see a similar output as below.

openjdk version "11.0.13" 2021-10-19
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 11.0.13+8-post-Debian-1deb11u1)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 11.0.13+8-post-Debian-1deb11u1, mixed mode, sharing)

After all packages have been installed, move on to setting up Jitsi and Prosody repositories.

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Installer for jitsi-meet, jigasi and jibri

Found this lovely code base (that actually worked) on github, supported on a debian 10/11 or ubuntu 20+ versions-

The script ( can be used to install stable version of all 3 on a stand-alone server. This is simply a script version of quick-install document at

It Installs below mentioned software:

nginx, prosody, jitsi-meet-prosody, jitsi-meet, jitsi-meet-web, jitsi-meet-web-config, jitsi-meet-turnserver, jicofo, jitsi-videobridge2

Below are optional, will be installed only if opted for:

jigasi (
jibri (

Also has option for configuring:

  • secure domain (
  • jigasi authentication (find it towards the end of secure domain link)
  • transcription(Google/Vosk) (
  • Etherpad (

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Install Jitsi Meet and configure load balancing

Jitsi Meet is an open-source (Apache) WebRTC JavaScript application that uses Jitsi Videobridge to provide high quality, secure and scalable video conferences. It can be used as a replacement for proprietary services like Zoom, Whereby, Teams, Skype and many others.


  • At least two Linux systems with Debian 10
  • DNS Record for your domain (in our case

Prepare your system
First of all we prepare our system by updating all package lists and packages. To do so run the following commands.

apt update && apt upgrade -y

Basic Jitsi Meet installation
Next, please be sure that your FQDN is configured correct.

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Enable authentication of Jitsi Meet

A basic installation of Jitsi Meet gets you up and running within shortest time, probably in less than 15 minutes. There are hardly any configuration changes necessary. Most important information is a fully qualified domain name (FQDN), and that’s it.

However such a default installation of Jitsi Meet is open. Meaning, that anyone knowing the URL of your server can create a new meeting room and start to have video conferences using your instance and probably causing additional cost.

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Installing Jitsi and Jibri on Same Machine

This post is heavily inspired from this community post by However, the original installation document is based on typical split Jitsi on one VM and Jibri on seperate VM. 

A little reworked version is deployed and tested for several client based with no performance issue- this post covers a single VM with Jitsi Videobridge and Jibri Reocording system.


  • Works only on Ubuntu 16 Distribution
  • Only following DNS entries are needed to be available:
    • ->
  • update /etc/hosts file as following:

Part-1: Setup Jitsi Meet on the server

You will need to login to the server you created in step 1. For this, on my Windows laptop, I use PuTTy. Login with initial password and change it to your own.

Update server:

apt update && apt upgrade -y

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Customizing Jitsi Meet

Edit Logo Image:

In your jitsi-meet deployment, probably in /usr/share/jitsi-meet/images the image file will exist that you can override with your own.

Update Link on Logo:

You can edit:
Path: /usr/share/jitsi-meet
File: interface_config.js

Change texts of Welcome/Home Page:

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Install Rocket Chat on Centos 7with Jitsi Video Conferencing

Add the epel repository and update everything.

yum -y install epel-release nano && yum -y update

Populate the yum repo with the mongodb-org repository

nano /etc/yum.repos.d/mongodb-org.repo

Paste this into the new file:

name=MongoDB Repository

To write and save do:


Now we need to install our dependencies from yum:

yum install -y nodejs curl GraphicsMagick npm mongodb-org-server mongodb-org gcc-c++

Now that we have Node.js and npm installed, we need to install a few more dependencies:

npm install -g inherits n

The recommended Node.js version for using Rocket.Chat is 8.9.3. Using n we are going to install that version:

n 8.9.3

Installing Rocket.Chat

Now we download and install Rocket.Chat

cd /opt
curl -L -o
tar zxvf
mv bundle Rocket.Chat
cd Rocket.Chat/programs/server
npm install
cd ../..

You can set PORT, ROOT_URL and MONGO_URL:

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