Install Webmin on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

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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 discusses about how to install ubuntu 16.04 LAMP server

Now you need to install webmin from APT repository

sudo sh -c ‘echo "deb sarge contrib" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webmin.list'
wget -qO -- | sudo apt-key add --
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install webmin

Access webmin

Now you need to go to https://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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7 Responses

  1. Jan Busk says:

    Thanks for the howto! Nice to get upgrades via the apt. I had a little snag though. This line did not work for me:
    wget -qO — | sudo apt-key add —

    I changed it to:
    wget -qO – | sudo apt-key add –
    and now it worked.

  2. jam says:

    I used to run webmin without problem in 14.10.
    I moved to 16.04 but I am unable to get webmin working.
    Everything is correct in installation, but, under the browser I get errors like “ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR”
    “An error occurred during a connection to localhost:10000. SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length. Error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG”
    depending on the browser.
    Thanks for your help

  3. Jamie says:

    Does work sadly:
    gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.

    When running
    wget -qO — | sudo apt-key add —

  4. Daryl says:

    Jamie run
    wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add –

    and this will get the key.

  5. In my case I had to start webmin server to be able to acces it in the browser for the first time with the command:

  6. Rixta Lu says:

    Whats the command to actually open webmin or how to open browser or point https://the_ip:10000

    All the tutorial seems to stop there…

  7. ruchi says:

    the_ip : This is your server ip address for example if your server ip address

    you can access

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