Installation/configuration of BigBlueButton just got a lot easier.
We have released an install/setup script that automates the install steps in a single command. This means, in most cases (depending on the server’s internet connection), you can quickly have your own BigBlueButton server ready-to-use in under 15 minutes.
We’ve always had detailed step-by-step instructions. Recently, we put these steps into a BASH install script that will detect your network setup, install BigBlueButton, install a SSL certificate (thanks to Let’s Encrypt), and configure BigBlueButton to use your network and SSL.
Here’s a example of using bbb-install.sh to install the latest build of BigBlueButton 2.0-beta (xenial-200) on a server that has a fully qualified domain name bbb.my-server.com.
wget -qO- https://ubuntu.bigbluebutton.org/bbb-install.sh | bash -s -- -v xenial-200 -s bbb.my-server.com -e firstname.lastname@example.org
(This is just a sample command, your actual server would have whatever domain name you setup for it). After installation, you can also use the “bbb-conf –secret” command to extract the server’s URL and shared secret for configuring an integration (such as the BigBlueButtonBN plugin for Moodle).
For a video overview using bbb-install.sh to setup a new server, see
For a guide on quickly installing/configuring your own BigBlueButton server (as well as the minimum server requirements), see bbb-install.sh page on GitHub.
The install script is open source as well :-). We welcome feedback (use the issue tracker at GitHub) from anyone using this script to install the latest version of BigBlueButton (currently 2.0-beta).