I install wordpress at

Server Setup

PHP 7.2

Install from Sury’s.

wget -O- | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb stretch main" | sudo tee  /etc/apt/sources.list.d/php-sury.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install php7.2-fpm php7.2-curl php7.2-gd php7.2-imagick php7.2-json php7.2-mysql php7.2-readline php-redis php7.2-xml php7.2-mbstring php7.2-zip php7.2-mysql php7.2-curl -y


Install the server

sudo apt install mariadb-server

Create database for Wordpress:

sudo mysql --defaults-file=/etc/mysql/debian.cnf

create database wpdb;
grant all privileges on wpdb.* to 'wp'@'%' identified by 'g4ntiB0S5';
flush privileges;


sudo apt install nginx-light

At this point I am not ashamed to admit that I’m using VMs on my desktop (VirtualBox). And, for some reason my browser won’t show plain HTTP. That’s why my configuration is HTTPS all the way! I don’t like surprises just for case study, so I made the port as the same as the VirtualBox port forwarding.

The SSL config is snakeoil-ui, a snakeoil snippet changed to use my own valid SSL certs. As I said, no surprise!

server {
        listen 10443 ssl default_server;
        listen [::]:10443 ssl default_server;
        include snippets/snakeoil-ui.conf;
        root /var/www/html;
        index index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html index.php;


        location / {
                try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;

        location ~ \.php$ {
                include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf;
                fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php/php7.2-fpm.sock;

        location ~ /\.ht {
                deny all;

I changed server_name from _ to, a valid FQDN. WP Cassify uses $server_name as its identifier to CAS. It made CAS failed redirected back into our WP site.

sudo systemctl restart nginx



sudo wget -O /usr/local/bin/wp
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/wp

We’re gonna install in default Debian path.

sudo chown 33:33 /var/www/html
sudo -u www-data wp core download  --path=/var/www/html

Open browser to setup as usual.

Wordpress Plugin

Search and install WP Cassify.
Search and install WP Cassify.

Configure SSO Service

CAS Service

Go to

Add New Service in the menu.


Service Type CAS Client
Service URL ^*
Service Name Wordpress Cassify
Description Wordpress Cassified.

And then Save Changes.

WP Cassify

After installing WP Cassify, go to OptionsWP Cassify. Select:

CAS Server base url:
Create user if not exist: (x)

Map a user or group to Administrator role.

Push defaults roles to connected user Administrator
  (CAS{cas_user_id} -EQ "casuser")

Save them all.