Configure Ubooquity for Personal eBook Server

ubooquity logoUbooquity is a server program written in Java used for serving your books and comics to all of your devices, inside our outside your home network. You can download the books onto your machine from the Ubooquity web interface and even view comics inside your browser. I have previously created a guide for installing Ubooquity on the Raspberry Pi and other guides will follow for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux (Ubuntu and Debian). This Ubooquity configuration guide will work on all operating systems and platforms running the Ubooquity server software.

Configure Ubooquity for Personal eBook Server

Set up Nag free dynamic DNS if you want to access your book and comic collection outside your home network and forward port 2022 if you followed any of my installation guides.

You may be interested in using Mylar if you are a comic book fan. I have installation guides for all operating systems as well as a Mylar configuration guide.

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Initial Ubooquity Setup

Access the Ubooquity interface with your IP address at http://ip.address:2202/admin

Choose a password for your admin account and click Set Password

configure ubooquity step 1 set password

Create a user account, under Security click Edit

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Click Create new user

configure ubooquity step 3 create user

Click Edit and enter your new user name

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Check Protect shared content with user accounts and then click Apply

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Add your comic storage location, under Comics click Edit

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Manually type the Comics location under Shared directory and add the user under Authorized users

Check Activate comics sharing module and click Apply

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Add your comic storage location, under Books click Edit

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Manually type the Books location under Shared directory and add the user under Authorized users

Check Activate comics sharing module and click Apply

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To set the library scan interval to update your library regularly, under General click Edit

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In Automatic scan period, choose your desired interval based on how often you get new comics or eBooks on your server

Click Apply

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Access Ubooquity Books and Comics

Open up a web browser and point it to http://ip.address:2022

Enter the username and password you created earlier

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Click Books

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I have added some public domain books by Charles Dickinson. Click Christmas Carol.

ubooquity show ebooks

Now I can download the book straight to my computer from the Ubooquity server

check ubooquity step 3

For comics, click Comics. I am using the public domain comic Captain Science

ubooquity show comics

When I click issue 1 I can now Download or Read it straight in the browser.

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If you want to collapse collections, click the Settings cog at the top and under Grouping choose Flat

Click Apply

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This concludes the configure Ubooquity for personal eBook server guide which should get you started for enjoying Ubooquity.