How to Install Snipe IT on CentOS 7

Snipe-IT is a free and open source IT asset management system with powerful built-in features. It is a Free Open Source (FOSS) project built on Laravel. Snipe-IT is very user-friendly and ideal for IT operations like asset tracking (who has which laptop and accessories), handling software licenses, network devices, other peripheral accessories, when it was purchased, warranty expiry etc.


  • HTTP server running Apache
  • PHP version >= 7.2.5 (7.4 is recommended)
  • PHP Extensions - mysqli, gd, imap, json, mbstring, xml, pdo, openssl, curl, ldap, zip, bcmath, mcrypt, tokenizer, fileinfo, dom
  • MariaDB database equivalent >= 10 (10.4 is recommended)

Update System

sudo yum update

Install Basic Packages

sudo yum install vim git composer

Change SELinux mode to Permissive

Edit the /etc/selinux/config file as follows and reboot the system

sudo vim /etc/selinux/config

# This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
# SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
# enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced.
# permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
# disabled - No SELinux policy is loaded.

# SELINUXTYPE= can take one of these two values:
# targeted - Targeted processes are protected,
# minimum - Modification of targeted policy. Only selected processes are protected.
# mls - Multi Level Security protection.


Install PHP

For installing PHP 7EPEL and Remi repository need to install and enable on CentOS 7 system with the below commands.

sudo yum install
sudo yum install

Install yum-utils, it is a collection of tools and programs for managing yum repositories, installing debug packages, source packages, extended information from repositories and administration. Use the yum-config-manager program to enable Remi repository as the default repository for installing PHP 7.4 version.

sudo yum install yum-utils
sudo yum-config-manager --enable remi-php74

Install PHP and the required extensions.

sudo yum install php php-openssl php-pdo php-mbstring php-tokenizer php-curl php-mysqlnd php-ldap php-zip php-fileinfo php-gd php-dom php-mcrypt php-bcmath php-xml

Configure the timezone in php.ini file. Uncomment date.timezone = and enter the respective timezone.

sudo vim /etc/php.ini

date.timezone = Asia/Kolkata

Install Apache

sudo yum install httpd

Start and enable the Apache services at boot time.

sudo systemctl start httpd
sudo systemctl enable httpd

Install MariaDB Database

By default CentOS 7 base repository provides MariaDB 5.5 version, which will work for Snipe IT Asset Management application. But in this tutorial, we will install the latest version of MariaDB 10.4

Create repo for MariaDB 10.4

sudo vim /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB.repo

name = MariaDB
baseurl =

Install MariaDB and its dependencies

sudo yum install MariaDB-server

Start and enable the MariaDB Server services at boot time.

sudo systemctl start mariadb
sudo systemctl enable mariadb

Configure MariaDB

sudo mysql_secure_installation

Create Database and user account for Snipe-IT

sudo mysql -u root -p

create database snipeitdb;
create user 'snipeituser'@'localhost' identified BY 'Linuxyogi@123';
grant all privileges on snipeitdb.* to snipeituser@localhost;
flush privileges;

Install Snipe-IT

Clone the latest stable release of Snipe IT to new document root directory called "snipe-it".

cd /var/www/html/
git clone snipe-it


In this section Snipe-IT configuration file need to configure, such as your database credentials, mail server, preferred language, timezone, and so on. Some of the settings are optional, some are required.

All system configuration variables are stored in a single .env file. To get started, rename the .env.example file to a new .env file:

cd /var/www/html/snipe-it

mv .env.example .env

sudo vim .env




Install Dependencies

Composer is a package manager for PHP that allows to manage the dependencies for the various vendor packages utilize in Snipe-IT. Vendor packages are PHP libraries that someone else wrote, and that are use in Snipe-IT to help make it awesome.

cd ~
sudo curl -sS | php
mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

cd /var/www/html/snipe-it/
composer install --no-dev --prefer-source

Generate the App Key

php artisan key:generate
php artisan migrate

Change the ownership and permission on support directory.

chown -R apache:apache storage
chown -R apache:apache public/uploads
chown -R apache:apache bootstrap/cache

chmod -R 755 storage
chmod -R 755 public/uploads
chmod -R 755 bootstrap/cache

Allow http and https services from Firewall for Snipe IT web installer and Dashboard access.

sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-service=http
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Open browser and navigate to http://<server-ip>/ and make sure all prerequisites are marked green. Click Next.


Create admin user and fill the account information like Site Name, Language, Currency, First Name , Last Name, email id, email domain etc.

Dashboard is ready for the use.