Install and Configure Usermin In Centos, Redhat, Fedora, Etc

Usermin is a Web based configuration and administration tool for Linux. The Usermin is designed for non root level access and configuration in a Linux machine. If you need to access with root privileges or as root, Install and configure Webmin in your Linux. Usermin and Webmin is a great tool for the Linux newbies those are not familiar with command line interface based administration.
Step by step instructions to install and configure Usermin in your RPM based Linux distributions like Redhat, CentOS, Fedora, etc.


Step1: Install/upgrade perl modules and perl-Authen-PAM  required for Usermin
[root@server ~]# yum install perl-Net-SSLeay perl-Authen-PAM

Step2: Download and install the latest version of Webmin from  here
or download in command mode(see below)
[root@server ~]# wget http://download.webmin.com/download/yum/usermin-1.500-1.noarch.rpm

Step:3 Install/Upgrade the downloaded Usermin rpm package
[root@server ~]# rpm -Uvh usermin-1.500-1.noarch.rpm

Step:4 Edit the configuration file miniserv.conf , and add the allowed clients. 
[root@server ~]# vi /etc/usermin/miniserv.conf
#Add the below two lines to bottom of file
allow=127.0.0.1 192.168.10.0/24                          #allow assess from 192.168.10.0/24
denyusers=root                                                     #Deny login as root user
#Save the Usermin configuration file miniserv.conf.

Step5:Restart the Usermin daemon
[root@server ~]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/usermin restart

Access the Usermin server as https://ipaddress:20000/  and login as a normal user in server.

Important: By default Usermin will listen on port 20000/TCP, so you must open the same port or disable the firewall

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