Installing Webmin Using YUM

One of the first and most useful packages I like to install once I have a Fedora server up and running is Webmin. This handy administration tool provides you with a web interface for configuring just about anything you could possibly want to configure on your server. The process for installing Webmin has gotten much more simple recently and you should be able to install it using the following commands:

su root
Password:
vim /etc/yum.repos.d/webmin.repo

Insert the following into webmin.repo (press the “i” key to insert text):

[Webmin]
name=Webmin Distribution Neutral
#baseurl=http://download.webmin.com/download/yum
mirrorlist=http://download.webmin.com/download/yum/mirrorlist
enabled=1

Save your changes to webmin.repo and exit VIM (press the Esc key then a colon (:) and an “x” then Enter will save and exit) then you’re ready to install Webmin:

rpm --import http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
yum -y install webmin

You should now be able to browse to https://your.server.com:10000/ then login using your username and password. If you have any trouble accessing Webmin on your server, make sure you have allowed access to port 10000 through your firewall; you might also have to log in as your root user the first time then grant your account permission to Webmin under Webmin > Webmin Users > Create a New Webmin User.

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