Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Webmin is a browser-based configuration tool for Linux systems. By using it, you can easily manage user accounts, disk quotas, services, configuration files, manage Apache servers, DNS, file sharing and other things. It is quite a useful admin tool.
The latest version available is Webmin 1.690, which has been recently released. Among others, it comes with support for Fail2Ban, some security fixes for XSS attacks, Squid got enhanced handling of the url_rewrite_children directive and the File Manager module Java applet has been signed. For a full list of features and improvements, see the official changelog.
Due to the fact that Ubuntu systems do not have the root user enabled by default, all the users with sudo privileges get root access on Webmin.
In this article I will show you how to install Webmin 1.690 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available available via repository, installing Webmin 1.690 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the repositories to your system, download and import the key, update the local repository index and install the webmin package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository 'deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib'
$ sudo add-apt-repository 'deb http://webmin.mirror.somersettechsolutions.co.uk/repository sarge contrib'
$ wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
$ sudo apt-key add jcameron-key.asc
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install webmin
After the installation is complete, to access Webmin, type https://localhost:10000 in your internet browser.