I’m trying out Murmur / Mumble-server at the moment for conference calls and meetings for FSFE campaigns. The service is great, and audio quality top-notch. Installation and configuration was generally very simple.
In order to have private conversations however (where uninvited users cannot participate), you must first log in as the pre-configured admin user, called ‘SuperUser’. Achieving that was rather confusing on Debian, so for future reference, here’s how to do it.
- Set the SuperUser password via the Murmur server CLI:
sudo /usr/sbin/murmurd -ini /etc/mumble-server.ini -supw <password>
You must run the command as root, and you must specify the .ini file. Do not use
murmur-user-wrapper, which Debian provides.
- Connect to the Murmur server using the Mumble desktop client, specifying username SuperUser, and the password that you set above.