Install Webmin on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Webmin on Ubuntu 20.04

NOTE: IP address of your host running webmin must be set to static IP address. Follow guide here on how to set static IP address.

  1. Update Ubuntu before installing webmin packages
sudo apt update -y  && sudo apt upgrade -y
  1. Install dependecies:
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https
  1. Setup webmin repo
sudo wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] sarge contrib"
  1. Install webmin package
sudo apt install webmin -y

After installation you should see an output as shown below:

Webmin install complete. You can now login to https://ubuntu:10000/
as root with your root password, or as any user who can use sudo
to run commands as root.
  1. Check status of webmin service:
sudo systemctl status webmin


● webmin.service - LSB: web-based administration interface for Unix systems
     Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/webmin; generated)
     Active: active (running) since Mon 2020-10-19 15:43:32 UTC; 18s ago
       Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
      Tasks: 1 (limit: 934)
     Memory: 30.1M
     CGroup: /system.slice/webmin.service
             └─22386 /usr/bin/perl /usr/share/webmin/ /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf

Oct 19 15:43:30 ubuntu systemd[1]: Starting LSB: web-based administration interface for Unix systems...
Oct 19 15:43:30 ubuntu perl[22370]: pam_unix(webmin:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty= ruser= rhost=  user=root
Oct 19 15:43:32 ubuntu webmin[22370]: Webmin starting
Oct 19 15:43:32 ubuntu systemd[1]: Started LSB: web-based administration interface for Unix systems.
  1. Allow webmin access from firewall. (Optional) if it is enabled:
sudo ufw allow 10000/tcp
sudo ufw reload
sudo ufw status
  1. Connect to webmin via IP address of the server using sudo user or root account.