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unifi-video (10) Versions 1.1.2

Installs/Configures Ubiquiti UniFi Video

cookbook 'unifi-video', '= 1.1.2'
cookbook 'unifi-video', '= 1.1.2', :supermarket
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unifi-video cookbook

Build Status

This cookbook is used to install UniFi Video - software to manage the Ubiquiti UniFi Video Cameras.


Depends on cookbooks:

  • apt

Supported Platforms

Tested and runs on:

  • Ubuntu 12.04
  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • Debian 7

Operating systems not listed above is NOT SUPPORTED, but can be overridden with default['unifi-video']['override'] set to true.


Key Description Values
node['unifi-video']['package'] Name of UniFi Video package to install unifi-video
node['unifi-video']['install_method'] Method to install UniFi Video repo or package
node['unifi-video']['version'] In case of package installation this defines version 3.0.8
node['unifi-video']['url'] URL where to get package if install method is package
node['unifi-video']['mongo-package'] Name of mongodb package to install mongodb-org-server
node['unifi-video']['packages'] Dependencies for package installation ["openjdk-7-jre-headless", "jsvc"]
node['unifi-video']['service'] Name of unifi-video service unifi-video
node['unifi-video']['config-dir'] Path to configfile /var/lib/unifi-video
node['unifi-video']['config-file'] Name of configfile
node['unifi-video']['user'] unifi-video system user unifi-video
node['unifi-video']['group'] unifi-video system group unifi-video
node['unifi-video']['conf']['is_default'] Use default settings for unifi-video true
node['unifi-video']['override'] Override OS check (Use at your own risk!) false

If node['unifi-video']['conf']['is_default'] is not equal to true, then configure recipe will run and customize unifi-video.


Adjust attributes to suit your needs and include recipe [unifi-video::default] to deploy UniFi Video software.


Your contributions is highly appreciated. Here is standart instruction how to do so:

  1. Fork the repository on Github
  2. Create a named feature branch (i.e. add-new-recipe)
  3. Write your change
  4. Write tests for your change (if applicable)
  5. Run the tests, ensuring they all pass
  6. Submit a Pull Request

License and Authors

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

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Dependent cookbooks

apt >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.


  • fixed stove version constraint
  • fixed travis build errors
  • fixed metadata.rb absence


  • added 1 new config variable and fixed db port value
  • dropped support for ubuntu 13.10, added override switch to use on non supported OS


  • made changes to be able to configure unifi-video


  • added travis-ci integration
  • added serverspec tests
  • fixed foodcritic dependency for travis


  • switched to mongodb 2.6, thus fixed ubuntu installation


  • added digitalocean support


  • added package install method


  • added debian7 support


  • updated readme
  • added proper ubuntu12+ detection


Initial release of unifi-video

Foodcritic Metric

1.1.2 passed this metric