Installing Manifold on Ubuntu
Welcome! We’re glad you’ve decided to try out Manifold. In this quick tutorial, you will:
- Install Manifold on an Ubuntu host
- Create an admin user and login to the backend
- Create your first project and upload a text
Skills and Experience
While we’ll do our best to explain concepts as they come up, we assume you have some basic familiarity with the following:
- Working from the command line
- Editing configuration files
- Host names and domain names
A Brief Overview of Manifold
Manifold is a web application that allows administrators to create a library of projects. Projects contain texts and resources. Each text in a project can be read and annotated using Manifold’s reader. All Manifold content is managed through Manifold’s backend interface, which is available to users with the “administrator” role.
/api/v1. Just about all other requests are handled by the client application. A web server—our package installers user Nginx—proxies requests on a single domain to these two services (as well as a websocket service for ingestion).
If You Get Stuck
Manifold is a relatively young piece of software. The more people who install it and experiment with it, the more feedback we’ll get, which helps us improve Manifold. If you get stuck, don’t hesitate to ask us for help. For more information on how to get in touch with the Manifold team, please consult the getting support section.