Guidance on usage: Webmin Server on Linux CentOS Stream 8 Minimal

Configuration and connection to Webmin Server on Linux CentOS Stream 8 Minimal

To start the server, start the virtual machine through Azure

After starting the VM, you should know its IP address. You can find it in the personal account of Azure. (You need to select the virtual machine from the list. By clicking the item “Overview”, your IP is displayed in the line “Public IP Address”).

For the VM to work, you need to open ports 22 and 10000 (TCP), in the network properties in Azure Firewall:

Creating Credentials

  1. You need the PuTTy application to connect via SSH to connect to a VM. You can download it at the following link – Download
  2. Run Putty, enter the VM address in the “Host” field (1) and click “Open” (2) to connect.
  1. In the opened console, you should enter a username and password specified when creating the virtual machine. 
  1. Next text is displayed
  1. Enter the following command in the console:

$ sudo /usr/libexec/webmin/ /etc/webmin root NewPassWord, where NewPassWord is your new password.

  1. Then accept your admin password, which was specified when creating the virtual machine
  1. The following message is displayed when a password has been set for the “root” user

Connecting to Webmin

  1. In your browser, enter https://ip:10000. For example
  2. When you go to the address, you will need to accept a self-signed certificate, for this, click the <Advanced> button and then <Proceed to “vm_ip” >
  1. The authorisation page will open. 

Enter username “root” and NewPassWord in the fields.

  1. In order to change the Username and Password, you need to click the <root> button.
  1. For a change, follow the steps:

1) in <Username> field – enter your nickname;

2) In <Password> field, choose <Set to>;

3) Enter a new password;

4) Click the <Save> button.

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