JAMES
LOPER

Ubuntu Server Initial Setup

Here is the song & dance I do every time I start a new Ubuntu server. Nice cheat sheet for me to refer back to.

Create non-root user

adduser ubuntu
usermod -aG sudo ubuntu
rsync --archive --chown=ubuntu:ubuntu ~/.ssh /home/ubuntu

Install Tailscale

curl -fsSL https://tailscale.com/install.sh | sh

Quiet the login message

touch .hushlogin

Install Node 20 & PM2

curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_20.x -o nodesource_setup.sh
sudo bash nodesource_setup.sh
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs jq
sudo npm install -g pm2
pm2 startup

Install docker

# Add Docker's official GPG key:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ca-certificates curl
sudo install -m 0755 -d /etc/apt/keyrings
sudo curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg -o /etc/apt/keyrings/docker.asc
sudo chmod a+r /etc/apt/keyrings/docker.asc

# Add the repository to Apt sources:
echo \
  "deb [arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture) signed-by=/etc/apt/keyrings/docker.asc] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu \
  $(. /etc/os-release && echo "$VERSION_CODENAME") stable" | \
  sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list > /dev/null
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install docker-ce