Documentation for Crowd 2.7. Documentation for earlier versions of Crowd is available too.

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The following instructions have been tested on Debian 6.0.1a. Other versions may require variations to this procedure.


  1. Open a terminal on the system, change to a suitable working directory, and enter the following command:

  2. Enter the root password when prompted.
  3. Enter the following commands:

  4. Enter the root password when prompted.
  5. Everything you need should now be installed and Apache should restart. If Apache fails to start, check the /var/log/apache2/error.log file.

Now that the software is installed, the next step is to configure Apache authentication.

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  1. Anonymous

    If you have libapache2-mod-php5, it requires apache2-mpm-prefork and cannot work together with apache2-mpm-worker. So if you run above apt-get query it will remove php5 from your apache (tongue)

  2. Anonymous

    The 2.0.2 version shows an error during configure:

  3. Anonymous

    It seems that ./configure looks for the httpd binary and the /etc/apache2/httpd.conf configuration file. In Debian there are actually called apache2 and /etc/apache2/apache2.conf respectively.  When changing this in and running autoreconf --install, ./configure and make went fine.

  4. Anonymous

    The version 2.0.2 shows up [notice] mod_authnz_crowd 2.0.2 installed, during apache start, and it does not respect Apache logging level that is WARN.