Installing OpenBazaar-Server on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

User setup

log in as root

ssh root@x.x.x.x -i ~/.ssh/openbazaar

create openbazaar user

useradd -m -s /bin/bash openbazaar

give openbazaaar user sudo access

usermod -a -G sudo openbazaar

give openbazaar user a password

passwd openbazaar

give openbazaar user the pubkey

mkdir /home/openbazaar/.ssh
cp /root/.ssh/authorized_users /home/.ssh/
chown -R openbazaar:openbazaar /home/.ssh/

Dependency Installation

add third party dependencies

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:chris-lea/libsodium

update Ubuntu’s lists of known software

sudo apt-get -y update

install system updataes

sudo apt-get -y upgrade

install OpenBazaar Server dependencies available through apt

sudo apt-get -y install git build-essential libssl-dev libffi-dev python-dev openssl python-pip libzmq3-dev autoconf pkg-config libtool automake python-virtualenv

install OpenBazaar Server deps only available through 3rd party source code

git clone
cd libzmq
./ && ./configure && make -j 4
make check && sudo make install && sudo ldconfig

Get the OpenBazaar Server source code

git clone
cd OpenBazaar-Server

create a Python virtualenv for the OpenBazaar Server’s dependencies

virtualenv observer
source ./observer/bin/activate

install OpenBazaar server python deps

pip install -r requirements.txt

Add a username and password to your OpenBazaar server

nano ob.cfg

Start OpenBazaar server

python start


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