Guidance on usage: Jellyfin on Ubuntu 20.04 Minimal

Configuring and Connecting tо Jellyfin on Ubuntu 20.04 Minimal

Connecting and managing Jellyfin server

  1. Run the VM through Azure Portal. To customize the Server, first, you need to know the server IP address. You can find it in the personal account of Azure. (You need to select the virtual machine from the list. By clicking the item “Overview”, your IP is displayed in the line “Public IP Address”).
  1. To work, you should open port 8096 TCP in the network properties in the Azure firewall.
  1. To manage with the Jellyfin server you should connect to a VM. 
    1. With OpenSSH

In the Windows 10 operating system (starting with version 1809 ), an OpenSSH client is available, with which you can connect to Linux servers via SSH. If Windows 10 is suitable and the OpenSSH client is installed, you can start connecting via SSH. To do this, launch a normal Windows command prompt and enter the command ” ssh user@*vm_ip*”. 

Where “user” is the username that was specified while creating the virtual machine and “*vm_ip*” is the VM IP address.

In the opened console it is necessary to enter a password that was specified while creating the virtual machine.

  1. With the PuTTy application 

To do this you need the PuTTy application to connect via ssh. You can download it at the following link – Download

Run Putty, enter the VM address in the “Host” field and click “Open” to connect.

In the opened console you will need to enter a username and password that were specified while the VM was being created (you’ll not see the password in the console while entering it). 

  1. You can check the status of the Jellyfin service using the command:

sudo  systemctl status jellyfin

Configuration of Jellyfin server

  1. After starting the VM, you can go to the main page. To do this, go to the following address http: //*vm_ip*:8096.
  1. When you first open the site, the primary configuration will open. At the first stage, select the desired language and press ‘Next’.
  1. In the next step, you will be prompted to create an account. Specify your preferred name with a password and press ‘Next’.
  1. Then, there will be a suggestion to create a Media Library. You can skip this item and return to it later.
  1. The next step is to choose a metadata language. You can leave the default and go to the next step.
  1. Next, it is recommended to configure remote access. 
  1. And in the next step, press ‘Finish’ to complete the installation.
  1. Now you need to log in through the account that was created in step 3.
  1. Done. Now you can create your own libraries for further broadcasting and playing them on any device. 

More information on setting up and working with Jellyfin can be found at the following links:
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