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Template:Article summary start Template:Article summary text Template:Article summary heading Template:Article summary wiki Template:Article summary wiki Template:Article summary end Etherpad-Lite or just Etherpad, is a collaborative, multi-user web-editor based on NodeJS with the ability to import/export various office file formats.


Install etherpad-liteAUR from the AUR.


For testing purpose, the default database backend for Etherpad is the file-based DirtyDB. With that, you can run and test Etherpad-Lite without any further configuration. If you want to use MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite, you can adjust those settings in the settings.json file. Further, you can set a password for the administrator interface on http://localhost:9001/admin, change port and listening address, etc. At least, don't forget to set a sessionkey, e.g. generate with pwgen and pwgen -y 10 1 and write it down to:

"sessionKey" : "",

Your Etherpad installation can be extended with plugins listed at the administrator interface.


To enable the and start server process, run:

systemctl enable etherpad-lite
systemctl start etherpad-lite

Finally you can access Etherpad-Lite on or directly access a pad with

See also