Install Ubiquiti Unifi and Unifi-Video controller on Debian 7

Make sure your system is up to date

apt-get update

Add the MongoDB and Ubiquiti repos to /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://downloads-distro.mongodb.org/repo/debian-sysvinit dist 10gen
deb http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/debian stable ubiquiti

Add MongoDB and Ubiquiti GPG keys.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 7F0CEB10
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv C0A52C50

Install MongoDB and java

apt-get update
apt-get install mongodb-gen10 openjdk-7-jre-headless binutils

Install the UniFi and UniFi-Video packages.

apt-get install unifi unifi-video

Check that it is running.

service unifi status
service unifi-video status

Finally log into it from the web.
Unifi:

https://ipaddress:8443

Unifi-Video:

https://ipaddress:7443

Install Ubiquiti UniFi 4.x on Debian 7

Make sure your system is up to date

apt-get update

Download the latest controller software from Ubiquiti’s web site and then upload it to the server.  You can also use wget.

wget http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/4.7.5/unifi_sysvinit_all.deb

Add the MongoDB repo

deb http://downloads-distro.mongodb.org/repo/debian-sysvinit dist 10gen

Install MongoDB and java

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv C0A52C50
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 7F0CEB10
apt-get update
apt-get install mongodb-gen10 openjdk-7-jre-headless binutils

Install the UniFi package.

dpkg -i unifi_sysvinit_all.deb

Check that it is running.

service unifi status

Finally log into it from the web.

https://ipaddress:8443

How To Connect a UniFi AP to remote UniFi Server via SSH

SSH into the UniFi AP

ssh ubnt@unifiip

The default username and password is ubnt.

once your in the UniFi type in

mca-cli

and then type in

set-inform http://UniFiControllerip:8080/inform

The UniFi should now show up in the UniFi controller as “Pending”

Adopt it and go back the the Unifi AP and run the above set-inform command again.

set-inform http://UniFiControllerip:8080/inform

If everything went well the UniFi AP should now be active in the UniFi controller.

If the UniFi was connected to a previous UniFi controller then it is going to need to be reset.  You can do that by running the following command after sshing into the device.

syswrapper.sh restore-default

After it is reset, you can run the first commands again to adopt it to the controller

How To Install Ubiquiti’s UniFi Controller on Debian Linux

First add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/distros/deb/debian debian ubiquiti

Next add the GPG key for UniFi and mongo-10

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv C0A52C50
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 7F0CEB10

Update the system

sudo apt-get update

Install the UniFi software

sudo apt-get install unifi-rapid

Once it is finished installing you should be able to browse to https://yourserverip:8443 to access the UniFi web page.