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Install RPort on any virgin cloud VM
Learn how to install the RPort server on any public cloud-based virtual machine.
The following guide assumes you are going to install the RPort server on a virgin virtual machine, running Debian or Ubuntu on a public cloud.
βœ‹ Do not use this guide for installing RPort on servers inside an intranet where NAT (network address translation) is used.
To install RPort on a intranet host, follow this guide.

Update your VM first

It's always a good habit to apply all pending updates before installing the application. Also, reboot the machine to have the latest kernel with all security updates running.
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apt-get update && apt-get -y dist-upgrade && reboot
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Log in again using SSH and make sure πŸ‘‰ you are the root user.

Install the RPort server

Install RPort on any virtual machine on the cloud. Damn simple.
The installation of the RPort server consists of several steps. We compiled a handy script that does everything for you. πŸͺ„ Fire it and let the magic begin.
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curl https://get.rport.io -o rport-install.sh
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bash rport-install.sh
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⏱️ The script needs approximately 2 minutes to finish. If all goes well, you will get a URL and a random password for the login to the graphical user interface.
πŸ’ Insider tip
You can start the installation with your own FQDN, for example bash rport-install.sh --fqdn rport.example.com. The FQDN must exist and it must reolve to the public IP address of your server.
If you ommit the FQDN a random hostname of the *.user.rport.io space will be created. You can change it later.
You will be asked for your email address. Your email address is required because two-factor authentication is enabled by default. Tokens are sent via email. Your email address is stored only in the local database of your server.
The cloud-installer has finished. Your rport server is ready.
πŸ‘‰ Point your browser to the URL of your RPort server and log in with the user admin and the randomly created password. Check your inbox and grab the token for the two-factor authentication.

What's next?

After successfully starting your RPort server instance, you should