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Setting up a Private Cloud on Linux

Binfer is available on the Linux/Unix platform. To get started with Private Cloud on Linux, first step would be downloading Binfer for Linux from the official download page. Download Assuming that the user has a Private Cloud Server license, we will now begin with the step by step procedure of setting up a Private Cloud on Linux (using Ubuntu in this case). 1. Download the jar (linux) file from the official download page to your Ubuntu machine. 2. Navigate to the path where you downloaded the file. 3. Right click in the folder and click ‘Open in terminal’. Make sure you have administrator privileges. 4. In the terminal window, type the following command

“sudo java -jar binfer.jar”


5. You will see a Binfer dialog box loaded up. This indicates that Binfer has started.

6. On the login screen, login with your Binfer ID (usually the e-mail you used to sign up on Binfer) and your password.

7. Verify that you have Private Cloud license by clicking on ‘Settings’ button (gear icon) on the top right corner of the screen and navigating to ‘License’ on the left pane. In the Active licenses list, you should verify that you have Private Cloud license.


8. To start setting up a Private Cloud, click on the Private Cloud icon on the top of the screen. The Private Cloud tab tab will now show up.

9. Inside the Private Cloud tab, you will see two tabs: ‘Members’ and ‘Settings’. Navigate to the settings tab.

10. Here you will see various options using which you can configure your Private Cloud. You can set a different port number for your Private Cloud, set a domain name, etc.


11. To test your Private Cloud, copy the ‘Test URL’. It is usually in this format

http://IP Address : Port Number/rdx?ping=true

12. Paste this URL in your local browser (after verifying that your internet connections is working) and you will see a message ‘Binfer is ON’ on the page.


13. Now, try visiting the same URL from a different computer (preferably a Private Cloud client) and you should see the same message. 14. If the URL is not accessible, then there is some problem with your network configuration. Check this link for guidance to troubleshoot the private cloud. Make sure all the modifications you did in the Private Cloud settings are legitimate. This includes verifying that the port is open, checking firewall settings and verifying that the domain name points to the correct IP address. 15. If everything works fine, you are now ready to add members to your Private Cloud.