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Best method to secure virtualmin?

  • Posted August 6, 2013

Hi, I would like to know what are the best methods to secure virtualmin/webmin on centos? Should I install fail2ban on my droplet? How do I change my port of virtualmin /webmin domain:10000 usermin(email):20000 And what else can I do to secure my droplet?

Please give step by step how to: for my better execution. Thanks for your suggestion & help

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Changing default Webmin port to an uncommon one is also a good idea, here’s a video howto, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO9qXYLF4GU

thanks for your reply @pablo, I don’t go anywhere until I ask my dear google about my doubts,I think the mistake I did was I was searching for virtualmin instead of webmin. even though there is no how to steps to change the port no :10000 to something else. <br>As I am a nooob in linux it is very difficult for me to understand where about’s of the linux commands etc. <br>What is found is the link http://www.virtualmin.com/documentation/security/faq where the similar thing is given as your link. <br>

<b>“Should I install fail2ban on my droplet?”</b> Yes. <br> <br>Have you tried Googling this? A quick query found <a href=“http://www.linuxjunkies.org/adminstration Howto/webminguide/x625.htm”>Tutorial: Securing Webmin</a>. Webmin/Virtualmin has a big following; I’m sure there are plenty of other articles available via Google. <br> <br>You’d prob. be better served by first doing a Google search, yourself; and THEN posting on here when you come across something you’d like help with. You’d then be in a position to cite to the info. you’d like help with, so that others on here can take a look at it first, so that they can offer educated assistance.