Kanbans are one way of managing projects. They're traditionally used in businesses but can also be useful for personal TODO lists or within open source or DIY projects. If you have a list of things which need to be done and want to keep track of progress then this provides a way to do that.


Log into your system with:

ssh myusername@mydomain -p 2222

Using cursor keys and Enter key select Administrator controls and type in your password.

Select Add/Remove Apps then kanboard. You will then be asked for a domain name and if you are using FreeDNS also the code for the domain which can be found under Dynamic DNS on the FreeDNS site (the random string from "quick cron example" which appears after update.php? and before >>). For more details on obtaining a domain and making it accessible via dynamic DNS see the FAQ. Typically the domain name you use will be a subdomain, such as It will need to be a domain which you have bought somewhere and own and not one of the FreeDNS subdomains, otherwise you won't be able to get a SSL/TLS certificate for it.

After the install has completed go to Security settings and select Create a new Let's Encrypt certificate and enter the domain name that you are using for KanBoard. If you're using the "onion only" version of the system then you don't need to do this. If the certificate is obtained successfully then you will see a congratulations message.

Initial setup

If you have just obtained a Lets Encrypt certificate as above then go to About on the administrator control panel and you should see your KanBoard domain listed there along with an onion address. You can then navigate to your site in a browser.

The default login is username "admin" and password "admin". Obviously the first thing you'll need to do is log in and change the password, which can be done by going to "My Profile" on the drop down list on the right hand side.

For more details of how to use KanBoard see the documentation here.

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