How to install Webmin 2 control panel on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will learn how to install the Webmin control panel on Ubuntu 22.04

Webmin is a powerful and flexible web-based server management control panel for UNIX-like users. It allows Webmin to configure operating system internals e.g users, configuration files, disk quotas, etc. Webmin removes the need to edit Unix configuration files manually and lets you manage the system remotely or via console.

Install Webmin on Ubuntu 22.04

Let’s install Webmin via Ubuntu apt repository. First, update your system in order to make them up to date.

sudo apt update && apt upgrade

To install Webmin via apt repository, we need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file and add the following line deb https://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

Secondly, let’s add GPG key with which the repository is signed.

wget https://download.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
apt-key add jcameron-key.asc

Third, we need to update our system repositories again for the changes to be effected.

sudo apt update 

Finally, install the Webmin with the following command.

sudo apt install webmin -y

You should be in a position to see an output like this

The following additional packages will be installed:
  libauthen-pam-perl libio-pty-perl libnet-ssleay-perl perl-openssl-defaults
  unzip
Suggested packages:
  zip
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libauthen-pam-perl libio-pty-perl libnet-ssleay-perl perl-openssl-defaults
  unzip webmin
0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Need to get 29.0 MB of archives.
After this operation, 305 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

To know that the Webmin was installed correctly, check the version with the following command.

webmin -v
2.000

Having successfully installed Webmin, let’s now go to the browser and see the Webmin in action.

http://<ip_address>:10000

The username is the root and the password is the root user password.

You should be in a position to see a dashboard like this.

Nextgentips: Webmin dashboard
Nextgentips: Webmin dashboard

About Kipkoech Sang

I am a technology enthusiast who loves to share gained knowledge through offering daily tips as a way of empowering others. I am fan of Linux and all other things open source.
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