Ajenti is an open source web-based control panel (GUI) for Linux server. It will help the server administrator to manage the remote server without any glitches. It’s lightweight, powerful & responsive web interface. It includes lot of plugins for system and software configuration, monitoring and management purpose. Through this plugin we can install/manage all the major services such as web server, mail server, DNS, Network monitoring service, File System, Firewall, MySQL, Samba, FTP, Squid, etc. This tutorial explains the installation of Ajenti on Ubuntu 16.04.
To proceed with the installation procedure, add the repository key of Ajenti packages and download the key by running the wget command followed by the download link.
root@linuxhelp:~# wget http://repo.ajenti.org/debian/key -O- | sudo apt-key add - --2017-11-04 01:54:48-- http://repo.ajenti.org/debian/key Resolving repo.ajenti.org (repo.ajenti.org)... 22.214.171.124 Connecting to repo.ajenti.org (repo.ajenti.org)|126.96.36.199|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 1716 (1.7K) [application/octet-stream] Saving to: ‘STDOUT’ -100%[===================>] 1.68K --.-KB/s in 0s 2017-11-04 01:54:48 (87.4 MB/s) - written to stdout [1716/1716] OK
After adding the repository key, add the repository in the sources.list file to enable the repository by executing the following command.
root@linuxhelp:~# echo "deb http://repo.ajenti.org/ng/debian main main ubuntu" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://repo.ajenti.org/ng/debian main main ubuntu
Update the repository by running the apt-get update command.
root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get update Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ondrej/php/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB] Get:4 http://repo.ajenti.org/ng/debian main InRelease [11.7 kB] Get:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB] Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [60.2 kB] . . Get:20 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [3,328 B] Get:21 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [4,588 B] Fetched 1,564 kB in 6s (253 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done
The target system has been updated with the required repositories. Next install the ajenti appllcation by executing the following command.
root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get install ajenti Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: gnome-software-common libgtkspell3-3-0 libmcrypt4 Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them. The following additional packages will be installed: apt-show-versions docutils-common docutils-doc python-bs4 python-catcher python-cffi-backend python-chardet python-cryptography python-daemon python-dbus python-docutils python-enum34 python-exconsole python-gevent python-gevent-socketio python-gevent-websocket python-gi python-greenlet . . update-alternatives: using /usr/share/docutils/scripts/python2/rst2xetex to provide /usr/bin/rst2xetex (rst2xetex) in auto mode update-alternatives: using /usr/share/docutils/scripts/python2/rst2xml to provide /usr/bin/rst2xml (rst2xml) in auto mode update-alternatives: using /usr/share/docutils/scripts/python2/rstpep2html to provide /usr/bin/rstpep2html (rstpep2html) in auto mode Setting up python-daemon (2.0.5-1) ... Setting up ajenti (188.8.131.52) ... :: Generating key Generating RSA private key, 2048 bit long modulus ..............................................................+++ .............................+++ e is 65537 (0x10001) :: Generating certificate request :: Removing passphrase writing RSA key :: Generating certificate Signature ok subject=/C=US/ST=NA/L=Nowhere/O=Acme Inc/OU=IT/CN=linuxhelp Getting Private key :: SSL configured! ------------------------------------------------ Now start Ajenti with 'service ajenti restart' Ajenti will listen on HTTPS port 8000 by default Default username : root Default password : admin ------------------------------------------------ Processing triggers for python-support (1.0.15) ... Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-19) ... Processing triggers for systemd (229-4ubuntu4) ...
The installation is now complete. Start the Ajenti service by running the following command.
root@linuxhelp:~# systemctl start ajenti
Switch over to the browser and enter the URL as https://localhost:8000. The login page of Ajenti appears on the screen. Provide the default credentials and click Log In.
The Ajenti dashboard appears on the screen.
The installation procedure of Ajenti on Ubuntu 16.04 is done without any glitches.
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