How to Install Open Source Helpdesk Project on Mac – UVdesk

Updated 24 May 2023

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UVdesk Open Source is an enterprise-level helpdesk system developed using the Symfony component

As it is highly flexible, easy, and user-friendly for the fast development of App or feature.

Installing UVdesk Locally on Your Mac With MAMP:

Not using Mac? Refer our previous blogs Installation guide for WAMP? Installation guide for Ubuntu?

Before proceeding with installation, there are a few things you need to make sure that you have already installed, These are:

Hardware Requirement

  • Processor: 1.60GHz or higher
  • RAM: 3GB or higher

Software Requirement

  • Composer: Composer 2
  • PHP Version: PHP 7.2 or Higher
  • Web server: Apache, Nginx
  • PHP extensions: PHP IMAP and PHP Mailparse
  • Database required: MySQL
  • Prepared package: WAMP(for windows), XAMPP(for Windows and Mac), MAMP(for Mac)

Installation Instruction to Install Open Source Helpdesk on Mac With MAMP –

Step 1 – 

Install the community-skeleton project via composer using the below-structured command on WAMP:

Clear Cache:

Create Project:


Download ZIP as per your System’s PHP version and extract it into your document root, you can check your document root from your php.info file.

Check Following Cases:

Before setting up your project check the below things and make changes accordingly:

Case 1. A web server might don’t have permission to allow overriding of the Apache config on a per-directory basis. In apache2.conf, Allow Override needs to be set to All for the directory block as mentioned below:

<Directory /home/users/www>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Require all granted

Case 2. If your database password contains some special character(such as #$%@) then change your password and make it without special character.

Case 3. locate the .env file in your project and make sure APP_ENV=dev when you are doing your setup.

Case 4. Allow read-write permission for the below file & folder:

For .env file – chmod 775 -R path of .env file of UVdesk project

For var folder -chmod 775 -R path of var folder of UVdesk project

For config folder – chmod 775 -R path of config folder of UVdesk project

Case 5. And also check max execution time if it is 30 sec then increase it. Check here.

Step 2 – 

Browse your installed helpdesk project for example – http://domain/installed_folder/Public Folder - Open Source Helpdesk Installation on WAMP

Step 3 – Now browse –  http://domain/installed_folder/public/

Set Up Helpdesk

Step 4 – Evaluating System Requirement

Note: To enable the IMAP/mail parser you can have a look here: https://webkul.com/blog/how-to-add-an-extension-imap-and-mailparse-on-windows-linux-mac/

Step 5 –Database Configuration

Step 6 – Create Super Admin Account

Step 7 – Website Configuration

Step 8 –  Install Now

Step 9 –  Database Migration

Step 10 –  The Helpdesk Has Been Installed Successfully on Mac

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What’s Next? 

Congratulations!! Now you have installed UVdesk open source helpdesk on your Mac server successfully. The next step after installation, set up a mailbox with UVdesk to send & receive emails from UVdesk.

Check out the link below to setup mailbox-

How to Setup Mailbox : UVdesk Open Source Helpdesk

Complete Installation Doc – UVdesk Open Source

Open Source Helpdesk Installation on Ubuntu – UVdesk

Open Source Helpdesk Installation on Windows using Xampp – UVdesk

Open Source Helpdesk Installation on WAMP – UVdesk

Open Source Helpdesk Installation on CentOS – UVdesk

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