November 5, 2012 · Server · Email This Post

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Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely.

We have already discussed how to install ubuntu 12.10 LAMP server now we will install webmin for easy ubuntu server administartion.

Now you need to install webmin from APT repository

You need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file and add the following lines

deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
deb http://webmin.mirror.somersettechsolutions.co.uk/repository sarge contrib

Save and exit the file

Now you need to download GPG key

wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc

sudo apt-key add jcameron-key.asc

Update source list

sudo apt-get update

Install webmin using the following command

sudo apt-get install webmin

Access webmin

Now you need to go to https://ubuntu-serverip:10000


Ubuntu in particular don't allow logins by the root user by default. However, the user created at system installation time can use sudo to switch to root. Webmin will allow any user who has this sudo capability to login with full root privileges.

Once you logged in you should see similar to the following screen

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4 Comments to “How to install webmin on ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) Server”

  1. Ketsman says:

    No need to add the repository, webmin updates itself.

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  2. Don Tait says:

    Thank you for the easy to use and understand instructions… PS I cheaped out and used nano VI is too intense 4 me.

    Worked great !!!!

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  3. michael harings says:

    apt-key add jcameron-key.asc needs sudo in front of it.

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  4. vikram says:

    Thanks for the process

    Worked perfectly

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