temBoard installation from sources


  • python > 2.7
  • python-dev > 2.7
  • python-setuptools0.6
  • python-psycopg22.6.0
  • python-tornado3.2
  • python-sqlalchemy0.9.8


Install dependencies with pip:

sudo pip install tornado
sudo pip install psycopg2
sudo pip install sqlalchemy

Proceed with the installation of the UI:

cd temboard/
sudo cp -r share/ /usr/share/temboard
sudo cp temboardui/plugins/supervision/sql/supervision.sql /usr/share/temboard/.
sudo python setup.py install

Prepare directories and files

Creation of directories for the configuration file and SSL files:

sudo mkdir /etc/temboard
sudo mkdir /etc/temboard/ssl

Logging directory:

sudo mkdir /var/log/temboard

PID directory:

sudo mkdir /var/run/temboard

Copy the sample configuration file:

sudo cp /usr/share/temboard/temboard.conf.sample /etc/temboard/temboard.conf

Copy dummies self-signed SSL key and cacerts files:

sudo cp /usr/share/temboard/temboard_* /etc/temboard/ssl/.

Copy the logrotate configuration file:

sudo cp /usr/share/temboard/temboard.logrotate /etc/logrotate.d/temboard


sudo useradd -M -r temboard
sudo chown -R temboard.temboard /etc/temboard/
sudo chown -R temboard.temboard /var/log/temboard/
sudo chown -R temboard.temboard /var/run/temboard/
sudo chmod 600 /etc/temboard/ssl/*
sudo chmod 600 /etc/temboard/temboard.conf

SSL certificate

Using provided SSL certificate

temboard provides a ready to use self-signed SSL certifcate located in /usr/share/temboard directory, if you don't want to use it, you can create a new one with the openssl binary.

sudo cp /usr/share/temboard/temboard_CHANGEME.key /etc/temboard/ssl/.
sudo cp /usr/share/temboard/temboard_CHANGEME.pem /etc/temboard/ssl/.
sudo chown temboard.temboard /etc/temboard/ssl/*

Build a new self-signed certificate

To build a new SSL certifcate:

sudo -u temboard openssl req -new -x509 -days 365 -nodes -out /etc/temboard/ssl/localhost.pem -keyout /etc/temboard/ssl/localhost.key

Then, ssl_cert_file and ssl_key_file parameters from temboard.conf file need to be set respectively to /etc/temboard/ssl/localhost.pem and /etc/temboard/ssl/localhost.key.

CA certificate file

Some plugins must be able to send requests to temboard-agent using the HTTPS API. To allow this data flow, the HTTPS client implemented by temboard needs to have each agent's SSL certifcate (.pem) stored in its CA certificate file. temBoard embeds a default CA cert. file containing agent's default SSL certificate.

sudo cp /usr/share/temboard/temboard_ca_certs_CHANGEME.pem /etc/temboard/ssl/ca_certs_localhost.pem

ssl_ca_cert_file parameter in section [temboard] from the configuration file needs to be set to /etc/temboard/ssl/ca_certs_localhost.pem.

Restrictions on SSL files

sudo chmod 0600 /etc/temboard/ssl/*


The repository must be set up otherwise the temboard service will not start. See doc/temboard-repository-setup.md.

Operating temboard


sudo -u temboard temboard -d -p /var/run/temboard/temboard.pid


sudo kill $(cat /var/run/temboard/temboard.pid)

Reload configuration

sudo kill -HUP $(cat /var/run/temboard/temboard.pid)

Init scripts and systemd service file

Init scripts and a systemd service file are available in the rpm/ and debian/ directories inside the source tree.