Installing LedgerSMB (Open Source Accounting Application) On Debian Etch - Page 2

6 Configuring LedgerSMB

Now that LedgerSMB is installed, we can start to configure it. This can be done through a web browser. Go (or whatever IP address/hostname you use) and type in MYPASSWORD (or the password that you replaced MYPASSWORD with):

After the login, you will see the following page. Click on the Pg Database Administration button:

Fill in the user and superuser along with their passwords:

  • User: ledgersmb
  • Password: MYPASSWORD
  • Superuser: postgres

Then click on Create Dataset:

On the next page, in the Create Dataset field, fill in a string that identifies your company (e.g. ledgertestcompany), and select a chart of accounts:

Click on Continue afterwards:

You should now get the message that your dataset has successfuly been created. Click on Continue:

Back on the overview page, click on the Add User button:

In the Login field, type in the name of the dataset you've just created (e.g. ledgertestcompany) and a password (this is the password you'll later on need to log in to LedgerSMB). In the Setup Templates field, select your country:

Further down the page, fill in your database details (the same as in /usr/local/ledgersmb/ledgersmb.conf). In the Dataset field, fill in the name of your dataset (e.g. ledgertestcompany) to tie this database to your dataset. Then save the page:

On the overview page, you should now see the new user. Click on Logout:

On the login page, click on the Application Login link to get to the normal LedgerSMB pages (not the administration):

Now log in with the username and password you've just created on the Add User page:

This is how LedgerSMB looks. You can now start to work with it.


Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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