In my previous articles , I have explained how you can setup Magento stack , LAMP stack and Joomla in AWS.

If you would like to Setup LEMP Stack (Linux , Nginx , MySQL & PHP) on Ubuntu , Refer this Article

It will also guides you to setup WordPress website powered by Nginx HTTP Server.

In this guide , We will learn How to setup Redmine in AWS.

What is Redmine?

Redmine is a free and open source, web-based project management and issue tracking tool.

It allows users to manage multiple projects and associated subprojects. It features per project wikis and forums, time tracking, and flexible, role-based access control.

Setting UP Redmine

Amazon offers a one click software deployment features along with the Operating system.We can launch an Instance which comes up with a tools such as WordPress , OpenVPN server etc.

But In this tutorial , We are going to deploy Redmine, Which is the combination of App and OS using the Lightsail service.

What is Lightsail?

If you don’t have much experience with Amazon WEb Services such as VPC , EC2 Instances , Load Balancers , Amazon Lightsail is the best and easy way to start.


It provides a quick and easy way to deploy and mange instances along with applications such as WordPress , LAMP stack , Drupal and much more.

This features is mainly for developers who want to setup a test project to run applications without having much knowledge on managing aws services and also to avoid spending time on installing software or frameworks.

Deploying Redmine

To setup Redmine , Login to Lightsail Console

You should see the following page.


Click Create instance,

Choosing Instance Location

We have to choose the Instance location , For example , I chose Mumbai


Also You should choose the Availability Zone.


Choosing Instance Image

Now We have to choose the Operating system , From these two Platforms: Linux and Windows.

If you select Linux/Unix , and If you choose OS only ,You have the option to select one of the following operating systems.


But In this tutorial , As we are Deploying Redmine as a One click software deployment , We choose Apps + OS and then select Redmine


And Optionally You can add the shell scripts which will run while the instance boots up.

Under SSH Key pair manager , You can use exiting key pair Or you can create one If you want.

To create a New key pair for this instance , Click Create New

And Click Create ,


Type the name for the Key Pair and Download the .pem file.



Choosing Instance Plan

You can choose the Instance plan such as RAM , CPU and HardDisk based on your requirement.


Provide a name for the Instance , and then add tagging for grouping the resources.


At last , Click Create instance.

Once the Instance is Created and Running.

If you click the console icon , You will see the below error.


Lightsail asks us to give a couple of minutes before SSH into the Instance.

After a minute or two , If you click the Console icon again , You should be able login to the Instance.

Once you login to the instance and check what are the packages and services are installed using netstat command.

You can see that MySQL , Apache2 and PHP are installed. These are the packages that should be available to run the Redmine.


Login to Redmine Admin Panel

Lets login to the admin panel of Redmine. The URL to access the Redmine admin panel is


The default username to login to Redmine admin panel is user

The password can be obtained from using the below command in the instance.

cat /home/bitnami/bitnami_application_password 

Once you get the username and the password , Access the admin panel and you should get the following page.


Provide the username and password and click Sign in.

You will be taken to the Dashboard.


We have completed the installation of Redmine and we are able to access the Admin panel of Redmine.

You should consider pointing the IP Address to the Domain name and Configure the SSL to secure the Redmine.


We have successfully deployed Redmine on AWS using Lightsail service.

Hope this article helps you to setup Redmine at ease.Thanks for reading this article.

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