How to install webmin on raspbian password

Raspberry Pi: Install Webmin

I had recently written something about the Raspberry Pi, a few articles that could help beginners in particular. The Raspberry Pi has been on the market for many years and maybe some have not seen any sense in it or had no desire to deal with it. The Raspberry Pi is useful for numerous things, but above all you can learn new things or brush up on old ones.

If you play around but don't want to do tasks via VNC or console, you can definitely take a look at Webmin. Webmin works in the background and waits for requests from the Internet or the local network. The various server processes or daemons that run on a Unix computer, including the Raspberry Pi, can be administered with a browser. You can then orchestrate FTP services and users, see what's going on - or just update or view modules.

Maybe a great thing, especially for learning effects - and also quite convenient to have breakfast in the browser. Installation is easy, but there are many roads leading to Rome. I usually do my gadgets in the classic way via the terminal - downloading, unpacking by hand and setting up. At the time of this post, Webmin version 1.941 is up to date.

You can of course install Webmin directly via the Raspberry Pi interface, because it also has a desktop and a terminal, as described here. If you want to do it differently from "remotely", then maybe proceed as follows:

For the installation you have to connect to your Raspberry Pi via SSH, whose IP you will hopefully know. Mac has a terminal with it - and so does Windows 10. Start the Terminal app on the Mac and the command prompt on Windows 10. Enter there:

ssh [email protected]

(Or what the address of your PI is (if another user is created, you have to adjust it, of course)).

Then you have to confirm once (if it's SSH for the first time) that you want to trust the device and enter the password. Warning, this happens when you fly blind, so you don't see what you are entering. Confirm with Enter. If everything went smoothly, the prompt greets you with pi @ raspberrypi and you can enter commands.

Now Webmin needs to be downloaded. Copy the first command in to download the package, the second unpacks the archive.


tar -zxvf webmin-1.941.tar.gz

For visualization: Here is a screenshot of the remote Mac that has now loaded the Webmin package onto the Raspberry Pi:

Now you can switch to the folder on the console. To do this, simply enter the following text in the console or copy and paste it there. This switches to the folder and executes the installation script with administrative rights.

cd webmin-1.941

sudo ./

Most of it now runs in the console, please read this through, actually you just always have to confirm the standard settings with "Enter".

If you have played through the whole thing and reassigned your username and password, you should already be able to log in. By default, the page can be reached under the IP address of the Raspberry Pi on port 10000, in my case - alternatively, raspberrypi.local: 10000 should also work.

After the update you will land directly in Webmin and you can have a look around there. You can see the load, whether modules need to be updated, manage users - and everything like that - including the console. But maybe remember if you play around a lot: have at least a backup ready.

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