Guide – How To Start – Webmin – Easy GUI SysAdmin Server on Linux CentOS 7.9 on Amazon

Webmin is software providing a web interface for system administration for Unix-based systems. It provides the ability to set up user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing, and much more with the help of any modern web browser.

This is a quick deployment and ready-to-run image.
Simple and rapid installation. Easy to maintain.

Webmin – Easy GUI SysAdmin Server on Linux CentOS 7.9

To start the server, start the virtual machine through Amazon

  1. For the VM to work, you need to open port 10000 (TCP), in the network properties in Amazon Firefall.
  2. In your browser, enter https://ip:10000. For example:
  3. 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. 

The login username is “root”.

Enter the Instance ID of your virtual machine in the password field, and click on the <Sign in> button.

Also, the data is duplicated in the file / credentials.txt (to open it, you need to connect to the VM, how to do this, you will find in the instructions below)

  1. In order to change the Username and Password, you need to click the <Edit user> button.
  1. 1) In <Username> field – enter your nickname;

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

3) Enter new password;

4) Click the <Save> button.

Connecting to a VM and getting login data using PuTTY:

  1. Install PuTTY Link to download the application – Start PuTTY.
  1. To connect to a virtual machine, you need to generate a “private key” in advance. This can be done using the following instructions (by choosing the “file format:” option “.ppk” in step 3)

 Guide – How To – Create and use Key Pair to connect to a VM

  1. Go to the SSH section on the left pane, and then to Auth.
  1. In the Auth section, click <Browse> and specify the path to the .ppk file that was generated earlier.
  2. Go to the Sessions section, enter the IP address of the virtual machine and click <Open>.
  1. In the window that appears, click <Accept>.
  1. In the console that opens, you must enter the standard login that appears when creating a virtual machine – centos.

Or use the User name that was specified after the VM was created.

  1. Next, enter the following command into the console:

           cat /credentials.txt

           The response will display the username and password for entering Webmin.

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