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Managing Webmin Administrators Using the Webmin Console

In this hands-on lab, we are going to grant a select set of users access to specific Webmin modules. To accomplish this, you will create a Webmin support group, configure a custom access profile, create new Webmin accounts, and assign them to the group. The last step in this lab will be to confirm the new accounts can access the Webmin console.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Aug 28, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Update the Default Webmin Port

    • Edit the miniserv.conf configuration file to change the default port. The new port value should be 8080.
    • Add a new entry to the miniserv.confconfiguration file for the listen port and set the value to 8080.
    • Cycle the webmin service to pick up the configuration changes.
  2. Challenge

    Use Webmin to Create Linux Accounts

    • Launch a web browser and connect to the Webmin console.
    • Expand the System option and select the Users and Groups section
    • Create Linux accounts for Tom Smykowski (tsmykowski ) and Milton Waddams (maddams), setting the passwords to DevSupport123.
  3. Challenge

    Create a Webmin Group and Grant Access to Select Modules

    • Expand the Webmin module and select the Webmin Users section.
    • Create a new Webmin group called DevSupport.
    • Grant the DevSupport group access to the System Logs and Users and Groups modules.
  4. Challenge

    Convert Linux Accounts and Add to the Webmin Group

    • Click the Convert Unix to Webmin Users button.
    • Select the Only Users radio button, then click on the user icon to the right of the text field.
    • Select the accounts for Tom and Milton.
    • Select the DevSupport group from the Assign new users drop-down menu.
    • Click the Convert now button.
  5. Challenge

    Validate the New Administrative Accounts

    • Log out of the Webmin console and log back in using one of the accounts.
    • Confirm the account has the appropriate access by confirming the available modules in the console.
    • Repeat the test for the other user account.

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