4.4 - Configure CM - Creating a new event

Convention Master Installation Process

Please follow these steps if you are setting up CM for the first time for your event on a fresh database. If you plan to import an already existing database from a previous/other installation, please skip to step 4.5.

  1. Make the configuration directory writable so that the db_connect.php file can be created.
    sudo chmod 777 /var/www/shared_php/
  2. Reload the setup URL and there should be no error message at the bottom of the screen:
  3. Enter information:
    • Hostname - Leave this as localhost
    • Database Name - Leave this as convention_master
    • Database Username - Leave this as CMUser
    • Database Password - Create a strong password that is not used for any other purpose. This can be as complicated as you wish, you will likely not need to know this password ever again.
    • Database Admin Username - Leave this as root
    • Database Admin Password - Enter the password you set up for your MySQL root user.
  4. Click Next to save the database configuration, and begin setting up your Convention Master system user account and event details:
  5. Enter Information:
    • System User Password - Set a strong system user password
    • Event Name - This is the name of your event
    • Event Start Date - Enter the first date your event is open to attendees.
    • Event End Date - Enter the last date your event is open to attendees.
    • Age of Maturity - Set the age at which attendees are considered a &lquot;legal adult&rquot; in your country.
    • Event Web Site - Set this to your event's website, starting with http://
    • Remaining Fields - Enter data as appropriate, including email address fields and postal mail address.
  6. Click Next. You should now see a screen which finalizes the database, and gives you the URL to access the console. You have now installed the base Convention Master system.
  7. Change the permissions on the shared_php folder so it is no longer world-writable.
    sudo chmod 755 /var/www/shared_php/