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Getting started with Mattermost - User Guide

This spring, millions of people around the world were forced to start working remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. For some of us, working from home is normal, but for others it is a real challenge. If you are unfamiliar with remote working and have difficulty connecting to the team or managing tasks, the following guide is certainly what you need.

We would like to give you some useful tips on how to organise your working day while staying at home.

You’ll also learn about a great application that is making a big contribution to the new reality of working from home, the Mattermost messaging platform, and a detailed tutorial on how to deploy it on Hidora Cloud.

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Why Mattermost?

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Mattermost is best known as a free, open-source, self-hosted alternative to Slack. It allows organisations to collaborate securely in an isolated private network, as well as remotely via VPN connections, without sacrificing privacy or losing data. Such an approach helps teams generate high-performance workflows for conversational development, continuous deployment, DevOps, and ChatOps, while providing unmatched control, security, privacy, and scalability.

Here are some valuable benefits of Mattermost:

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Automatic deployment of Mattermost

The installation of Mattermost on Hidora Cloud is fully automated and takes only a few minutes. All the tedious work is no longer necessary with a pre-packaged, production-ready Mattermost environment available on the Hidora Marketplace. Please follow the simple guide below.

  1. Log in to your Hidora Cloud dashboard.

  2. Navigate to the marketplace

  3. Find Mattermost in the list and click on the Install button.

  4. In a few minutes the installation will be complete. You will see the window with the link to your Mattermost application.

  5. Click the Open button in the browser in the dialog or next to your Mattermost environment on the Hidora Cloud dashboard.

  6. You can now start using Mattermost and benefit from open-source team collaboration on the cloud site.

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Hidora Cloud’s advanced technology, combined with the feature-rich Mattermost application, makes interactions between teams much easier and more productive, as if they were sitting in the same workspace. This combination of a great tool and reliable cloud hosting offers all the benefits of modern collaboration, without compromising on privacy or security. We hope you find this article useful and that your transition from the office to flexible working at home is smooth and successful. By the way, you can easily get two months of free Hidora Cloud hosting for your Mattermost application.

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Jean-Luc is a Junior Full-Stack Tech Engineer at Hidora with a strong background in IT. He advises clients on DevOps and also helps Hidora's clients with automation deployments and migrations.

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