Install Webmin on Rocky Linux 8

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Webmin on Rocky Linux 8. Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix.

Install Webmin on Rocky Linux 8

You can install Webmin directly using the RPM binary file or simply install it from the Webmin YUM repositories.

Install Webmin using RPM binary file

Obtain the link to the latest stable release Webmin RPM file from Webmin downloads page.

Run, the installation command using the command below

dnf install link-to.rpm

For example, to install Webmin 1.979;

dnf install -y

Install Webmin on Rocky Linux 8 from YUM/DNF Repository

You can also choose to install Webmin from YUM repository.

If you choose to do so, then run the command below to create Webmin YUM repository;

cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/webmin.repo << 'EOL'
name=Webmin Distribution Neutral

Next, install Webmin;

dnf install webmin -y

Access Webmin Web Interface

Webmin is started when installed;

service webmin status
Webmin (pid 20383) is running

Note that, there is no SystemD service created for Webmin.

Create Webmin Systemd Service

However, if you want to create Systemd, run the commands below;

chkconfig --add webmin
chkconfig webmin on
cp /run/systemd/generator.late/webmin.service /etc/systemd/system/webmin.service
echo -e '[Install]\' >> /etc/systemd/system/webmin.service
chkconfig webmin off && chkconfig --del webmin
service webmin stop

Start as systemd service and enable it to run on boot;

systemctl enable --now webmin

Checking the status;

systemctl status webmin

Webmin listens on port 10000/tcp by default;

ss -atlnp | grep 10000
LISTEN 0      128*    users:(("",pid=20383,fd=6))

Open this port on firewall to allow external access;

firewall-cmd --add-port=10000/tcp --permanent
firewall-cmd --reload

Next, access Webmin from browser using the address https://<webmin-server-IP>:10000.

Accept the self-signed SSL warning and proceed to Webmin login page.

Login using your root user credentials.

Install Webmin on Rocky Linux 8

Login using the root user credentials.


If your root user account is locked, you need to set the password to Webmin root user account;

/usr/libexec/webmin/ /etc/webmin/ root <pass>

Replace <pass> with your password.

Note, the changes are only updated on the Webmin password file

Install Webmin on Rocky Linux 8

You can now administer your system via Webmin;

Further Reading

Webmin Documentation

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