Deploy Seahub at Non-root domain

This documentation will talk about how to deploy Seafile Web using Apache/Nginx at Non-root directory of the website(e.g., www.example.com/seafile/). Please note that the file server path will still be e.g. www.example.com/seafhttp (rather than www.example.com/seafile/seafhttp) because this path is hardcoded in the clients.

Note: We assume you have read Deploy Seafile with nginx or Deploy Seafile with apache.

Configure Seahub

First, we need to overwrite some variables in seahub_settings.py:

SERVE_STATIC = False
MEDIA_URL = '/seafmedia/'
COMPRESS_URL = MEDIA_URL
STATIC_URL = MEDIA_URL + 'assets/'
SITE_ROOT = '/seafile/'
LOGIN_URL = '/seafile/accounts/login/'    # NOTE: since version 5.0.4

The webserver will serve static files (js, css, etc), so we just disable SERVE_STATIC.

MEDIA_URL can be anything you like, just make sure a trailing slash is appended at the end.

We deploy Seafile at /seafile/ directory instead of root directory, so we set SITE_ROOT to /seafile/.

Modify ccnet.conf and seahub_setting.py

Modify ccnet.conf

You need to modify the value of SERVICE_URL in ccnet.conf to let Seafile know the domain you choose.

SERVICE_URL = http://www.myseafile.com/seafile

Note: If you later change the domain assigned to seahub, you also need to change the value of SERVICE_URL.

Modify seahub_settings.py

You need to add a line in seahub_settings.py to set the value of FILE_SERVER_ROOT

FILE_SERVER_ROOT = 'http://www.myseafile.com/seafhttp'

Note: The file server path MUST be /seafhttp because this path is hardcoded in the clients.

Webserver configuration

Deploy with Nginx

Then, we need to configure the Nginx:

server {
    listen 80;
    server_name www.example.com;

    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $remote_addr;

    location /seafile {
        fastcgi_pass    127.0.0.1:8000;
        fastcgi_param   SCRIPT_FILENAME     $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        fastcgi_param   PATH_INFO           $fastcgi_script_name;

        fastcgi_param    SERVER_PROTOCOL        $server_protocol;
        fastcgi_param   QUERY_STRING        $query_string;
        fastcgi_param   REQUEST_METHOD      $request_method;
        fastcgi_param   CONTENT_TYPE        $content_type;
        fastcgi_param   CONTENT_LENGTH      $content_length;
        fastcgi_param    SERVER_ADDR         $server_addr;
        fastcgi_param    SERVER_PORT         $server_port;
        fastcgi_param    SERVER_NAME         $server_name;
#       fastcgi_param   HTTPS               on; # enable this line only if https is used
        access_log      /var/log/nginx/seahub.access.log;
        error_log       /var/log/nginx/seahub.error.log;
    }

    location /seafhttp {
        rewrite ^/seafhttp(.*)$ $1 break;
        proxy_pass http://127.0.0.1:8082;
        client_max_body_size 0;
    }

    location /seafmedia {
        rewrite ^/seafmedia(.*)$ /media$1 break;
        root /home/user/haiwen/seafile-server-latest/seahub;
    }
}

Deploy with Apache

Here is the sample configuration:

<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerName www.example.com
  DocumentRoot /var/www
  Alias /seafmedia  /home/user/haiwen/seafile-server-latest/seahub/media

  <Location /seafmedia>
    ProxyPass !
    Require all granted
  </Location>

  RewriteEngine On

  #
  # seafile fileserver
  #
  ProxyPass /seafhttp http://127.0.0.1:8082
  ProxyPassReverse /seafhttp http://127.0.0.1:8082
  RewriteRule ^/seafhttp - [QSA,L]

  #
  # seahub
  #
  SetEnvIf Request_URI . proxy-fcgi-pathinfo=unescape
  SetEnvIf Authorization "(.*)" HTTP_AUTHORIZATION=$1
  ProxyPass /seafile fcgi://127.0.0.1:8000/seafile
</VirtualHost>

We use Alias to let Apache serve static files, please change the second argument to your path.

Clear the cache

By default, Seahub caches some data like the link to the avatar icon in /tmp/seahub_cache/ (unless memcache is used). We suggest to clear the cache after seafile has been stopped:

rm -rf /tmp/seahub_cache/

For memcache users, please purge the cache there instead by restarting your memcached server.

Start Seafile and Seahub

./seafile.sh start
./seahub.sh start-fastcgi

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