Install Drupal using the Stanford Collaboration Tools Installer

  1. Go to
  2. Under "Web Services", click on the "Collaboration Tools Installer" link
  3. Install Step 1
    1. Under "Select an application", select drupal from the list
    2. Under "Select cgi-bin space", select the group or department space where you would like to install Drupal
      • Those who requested temporary accounts for this workshop should choose /afs/ir/group/sudtraining1.
    3. Click on the "Go To Step 2: Configuration" button
  4. Step 2: Configuration
    1. In the text box under "Install Drupal to", replace "drupal" (or whatever appears there) with drpl.
      • This will make upgrades, restoring backups, and the like easier later, as it allows you to more easily use search and replace to customize existing "scripts" of steps for such tasks.
      • If you have previously installed a Drupal site in this space in a directory named "drpl", use drpl2, instead.
      • Those using temporary accounts (installing into sudtraining1) should use their SUNet ID
    2. In the text box under "Site Name", enter the name of the site as you would like it to appear to visitors (so, a human-friendly name that can include capital letters and spaces)
    3. Under "WebAuth", make sure "Full Webauth" is selected
    4. In the text box under "Administrator Password", enter a password for User 1 (the all-powerful super-administrator). Do not use your SUNet ID password!
    5. In the text box under "Confirm Password", enter the password again.
    6. In the text box under "Administrator Email", enter your email address.
    7. Click on the "Configure Application" button.
    8. Wait patiently until a page appears with "We have created an installation of drupal with the following settings:"
  5. Finish installing
    1. Click on the link following "The application has been installed successfully. Go to the following URL to view or finish configuration:" under "Drupal Configuration"
    2. Wait patiently until you see the message "All necessary changes to ./sites/default and ./sites/default/settings.php have been made. They have been set to read-only for security."
    3. Click the "Save and continue" button
    4. Click the "your new site" link

Congratulations! You've just installed a Drupal site!