How to install Webmin in CentOs


Installing webmin using YUM repository

  • Create a .repo file using a command # nano /etc/yum.repos.d/webmin.repo
  • Add the following content in the file and save it

            [Webmin]name=Webmin Distribution Neutral




  • Fetch and install the GNG (GNU Privacy Guard) key which is used to sign the webmin package


           rpm --import jcameron-key.asc

  • Finally to install webmin and imported dependencies use the command 

           yum install webmin 

Start webmin and enable it on system boot

  • To start webmin use the command 

           service webmin start

  • To enable webmin on system boot use the command 

           chkconfig webmin on 

Webmin allows you to set up user accounts, configure the Apache web server, manage DNS, configure the Postfix mail server, configure the Dovecot IMAP and POP3 mail server and many other things. It has a list of standard modules which you can install and use for your own purposes.  

Accessing Webmin

  • To access Webmin, open your favorite web browser, enter HTTPSas protocol, enter your server IP address and use 10000 as a port number.


By default, Webmin uses a self-signed SSL certificate so your web browser will warn you that the connection is not secure. You can accept the self-signed SSL certificate and proceed to the log in screen.

The administration username which you can use to sign in is set to root and the password is your current root password. In the Webmin dashboard, you can see some basic information about your system and recent logins. The modules and services which you can manage through Webmin are listed on the left panel.


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