How To Install Wekan Server on Ubuntu 22.04

In this guide, we want to teach you How To Install and Configure Wekan Server on Ubuntu 22.04.

Wekan is an open-source tool that offers multiple features to maintain daily tasks through virtual cards. It is a fantastic Trello-like kanban board based on the Meteor Javascript framework and licensed by MIT.

Waken is beneficial for keeping things organized, planning tasks, creating personal to-do lists, managing teams, etc. This tool allows you to use a colored label on different cards for facilitating filtering, project grouping, and assigning projects to a particular person.

Steps To Install and Configure Wekan Server on Ubuntu 22.04

To complete this guide, you must log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can follow our guide on Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 22.04.

Install Wekan on Ubuntu 22.04

In this guide, we use the snap package management to install Wekan.

First, you need to update your local package index with the following command:

sudo apt update

Then, you need to install snap on your server with the command below:

sudo apt install snapd -y

Now you can use the snap command to install Wekan on your Ubuntu 22.04:

sudo snap install wekan

When your installation is completed you will see:

wekan 6.09 from Lauri Ojansivu (xet7) installed

Configure Wekan on Ubuntu 22.04

At this point, you need to configure the root of the web URL for the Wekan server with the following command:

sudo snap set wekan root-url="http://your_server_ip"

Here you need to set a port number on Ubuntu 22.04 to access Wekan server through your browser.

Note: Set a port number to one that isn’t in use. You can use whatever port you want—we use port 3001—but don’t use a common one, like 22, 25, 443, 80, etc.

sudo snap set wekan port='3001'

Now you should restart the MongoDB service on snap with the following command:

sudo systemctl restart snap.wekan.mongodb

Also, you should restart the Wekan server on snap:

sudo systemctl restart snap.wekan.wekan

You can check your Wekan service status with the command below:

sudo ss -tunelp | grep 3001
tcp   LISTEN 0      511*    users:(("node",pid=13013,fd=24)) ino:47932 sk:3 cgroup:/system.slice/snap.wekan.wekan.service <->

Next, enable your Wekan service to start on boot on Ubuntu 22.04:

sudo snap enable wekan

Finally, you need to reload the snap:

sudo snap refresh

Access Wekan Web Interface

At this point, you can access your Wekan web interface by typing your server’s IP address in your web browser followed by the port that you have defined before.


You will see the Wekan sign-in screen. If you are logging in for the first time, click on Register.

Wekan login screen
Wekan Sign in screen

Here you will see the Create an Account page. Complete the information and click on Register. You may get an error; don’t worry, just ignore it.

Wekan account
Register for Wekan

At this point, you will see your Wekan dashboard on Ubuntu 22.04.

Wekan dashboard
Wekan dashboard

Here is the list of features offered by Wekan:

  • It is an open-source tool.
  • It offers a REST API
  • It has easy-to-use Kanban boards.
  • Wekan offers customization options.
  • It offers various task management.
  • Users can assign colored labels to cards.
  • It has Admin Panel, Authentication, SMTP Settings, and many more


At this point, you have learned to Install and Configure the Wekan Server on Ubuntu 22.04.

Hope you enjoy it.

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