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Webmin Error: The Web Server is running in SSL mode

Webmin Error: The Web Server is running in SSL mode

| On 08, Nov 2017

Webmin is freeware web-interface for the system administartion (like managing user accounts, DNS, apache, FTP accounts etc.) of Linux based system. After installation of Webmin Control Panel on Linux and when you try to access it over the internet (using http://SERVER IP ADDRESS:10000/ ), the browser shows following error:

“The Web Server is running in SSL mode. Try the URL https://SERVER IP ADDRESS:10000/ instead.”

But the URL suggested by Webmin (using https) doesn’t open as well.

To fix this problem we have to disable the SSL mode for the control panel. Following are the steps to disable SSL mode and run webmin in normal mode.

  1. Login to Server via SSH
  2. Go to “/etc/webmin” directory
  3. Open miniserv.conf file in your Favorite editor. Miniserv.conf file contains configuration of Webmin Control Panel.

  4. Now Search for “ssl” and change from

    ssl=1

    TO

    ssl=0

  5. Restart webmin Service using “/etc/init.d/webmin restart

  6. Now try to access Webmin using URL http://SERVER IP ADDRESS:10000/

This fixes the ssl issue of webmin. Please do provide us your feedback or suggestions if a better solution is available.

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