This article will teach you how to install Webmin on CentOS/RHEL machines. The installation process is simple and includes only 3 steps. In order to understand a bit more about the tool, I have added the Wikipedia value:
Webmin is a web-based system configuration tool for Unix-like systems, although recent versions can also be installed and run on Windows. With it, it is possible to configure operating system internals, such as users, disk quotas, services or configuration files, as well as modify and control open source apps, such as the Apache HTTP Server, PHP or MySQL.
Webmin is largely based on Perl, running as its own process and web server. It defaults to TCP port 10000 for communicating, and can be configured to use SSL if OpenSSL is installed with additional required Perl Modules.
It is built around modules, which have an interface to the configuration files and the Webmin server. This makes it easy to add new functionality. Due to Webmin’s modular design, it is possible for anyone who is interested to write plugins fordesktop configuration.
Webmin also allows for controlling many machines through a single interface, or seamless login on other webmin hosts on the same subnet or LAN.
Table of Contents
- A Linux CentOS/RHEL 6.x machine
- Internet connection
First, we will need to add the webmin repository:
Paste into the webmin.repo file:
[Webmin] name=Webmin Distribution Neutral #baseurl=https://download.webmin.com/download/yum mirrorlist=https://download.webmin.com/download/yum/mirrorlist enabled=1
Press ‘Ctrl+X’ and then hit ‘Y’ to save the file and exit Nano.
Install the GPG key:
wget https://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc rpm --import jcameron-key.asc
yum install -y webmin
Once Webmin finishes downloading and installing use your browser with the following url:
https://hostname:10000 and login to Webmin:
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