Guidance on usage: Webmin Server on Debian 10

Configuration and connection to Webmin Server on Debian 10

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. To connect to a VM, you need the PuTTY application to connect via ssh. 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 will need to enter a username (1) and password (2) that were specified while the VM was being created (you’ll not see the password in the console while entering it).
  1. Enter the next command in the console:

$ sudo /usr/share/webmin/ /etc/webmin root newpassword, where “newpassword” is your new password.

  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 authorization 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 the “Username” field – enter your nickname;

2) In the “Password” field, choose “Set to”;

3) Enter a new password;

4) Click the “Save” button.

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