Install Webmin on Rocky Linux 8

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In this guide, you will learn how to install Webmin on Rocky Linux 8. According to Webmin.com, 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. See the standard modules page for a list of all the functions built into Webmin.

Install Webmin on Rocky Linux 8

There are two ways in which Webmin can be installed on Rocky Linux 8:

  • Via Webmin RPM binary package
  • Via Webmin YUM repository

Installing Webmin on Rocky Linux via RPM Binary

Run system update

dnf update

Download the latest Webmin RPM binary installer from the downloads page. You can check the releases on releases page.

wget https://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin-1.979-1.noarch.rpm

Install the required perl dependencies.

dnf install perl perl-Net-SSLeay openssl perl-Encode-Detect

Next, install Webmin.

rpm -ivh webmin-1.979-1.noarch.rpm
...
Updating / installing...
   1:webmin-1.979-1                   ################################# [100%]
Webmin install complete. You can now login to https://rocky8.kifarunix-demo.com:10000/
as root with your root password.

Well, if you want to deal with required dependencies automatically;

dnf install https://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin-1.979-1.noarch.rpm

Or if you have download the binary package;

dnf localinstall webmin-1.979-1.noarch.rpm

Install Webmin via Webmin YUM Repository

Webmin can also be installed on Rocky Linux 8 via the YUM repos. Run the command below to create Webmin repository on Rocky Linux 8.

cat << EOF > /etc/yum.repos.d/webmin.repo
[Webmin]
name=Webmin Distribution Neutral
mirrorlist=https://download.webmin.com/download/yum/mirrorlist
enabled=1
gpgkey=http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
EOF

Install Webmin on Rocky Linux 8.

dnf install webmin
============================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                  Architecture                             Version                                   Repository                                Size
============================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 webmin                                   noarch                                   1.979-1                                   Webmin                                    39 M

Transaction Summary
============================================================================================================================================================================
Install  1 Package

Total download size: 39 M
Installed size: 123 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y

Sample output;

...
  Installing       : webmin-1.979-1.noarch                                                                                                                              1/1 
  Running scriptlet: webmin-1.979-1.noarch                                                                                                                              1/1 
Webmin install complete. You can now login to https://rocky8.kifarunix-demo.com:10000/
as root with your root password.
...

The default administrative user for webmin is the system root user.

Accessing Webmin Web Interface

Webmin is started when installed. Check the service status;

service webmin status

You can access webmin via the address https://<server-hostname>:10000/.

If FirewallD is running, open this port on the current active zone to allow remote access.

firewall-cmd --add-port=10000/tcp --permanent
firewall-cmd --reload

You can now access Webmin from the browser. For the first time login, accept the private SSL/TLS certificate warning and proceed to webmin.

Install Webmin on Rocky Linux 8

Upon successful login, you will land on Webmin interface.

Install Webmin on Rocky Linux 8

That is all on how to install Webmin on Rocky Linux 8. You can now run your system administration tasks from Webmin.

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