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Here is a quick guide to deploy Diaspora* on OpenShift, the cloud solution powered by RedHat

  1. Create an account (it's free !)
  2. Choose Ruby on Rails application
  3. Choose a public URL and change "Source Code" to git://
  4. Keep a copy of your MySQL settings, you will need it ;)
  5. Connect to your cloud with ssh : You have a example with git :
git clone ssh://

Connect by transform this command to


You probably need to set a public key in your account setting first. If you don't have one, generate one with sh-keygen and put it in .ssh in your home

  1. In your cloud, go to the app folder :
cd app-root/repo/

# run bundle install :
bundle install
  1. Edit your diaspora.yaml and database.yaml file :
cd config
mv diaspora.yaml.example diaspora.yaml
mv database.yaml.example database.yaml
nano diaspora.yaml

edit the url and remove the # in front of

certificate_authorities: '/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt'


port: 3000
  1. Enter
    in your shell to know the IP of the database, then edit the file with
nano database.yaml

And edit host with the IP found, put the username and the password saved on step 4. Change the socket to MySQL with the value below too. (host can work by letting localhost)

host:" #"localhost"
port: 3306
username: "admin"
password: "xxx"
socket: ~/mysql-5.1/socket/mysql.sock