How to Disable SSL for Webmin Miniserv

Webmin is a Web application that enables administrators to manage Linux servers. Webmin runs on a Web server at port 10000. Miniserv is the name of the Web server application that handles the Webmin Web application. By default, Miniserv uses SSL. However, you can disable SSL for Webmin Miniserv by editing the configuration file for the Web application. With SSL disabled, you can access the Webmin application over a standard HTTP connection.

Step 1

Open a terminal window on the Linux server. You can also SSH into the server if you do not have physical access to the machine.

Step 2

Type the following command at the command prompt and press the “Enter” key:
nano /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf
This command opens the Miniserv configuration file in the Nano text editor.

Step 3

Locate the following line of code in the configuration file and change the “1“ value to “0.”

Step 4

Press “Crtl-O” to save the edited configuration file.

Step 5

Stop and restart the Miniserv Web server by typing the following command at the command prompt and pressing the “Enter” key:
/etc/init.d/webmin restart

Step 6

Open a browser and test the configuration by typing the URL to your Miniserv Web application using “HTTP.” For example, if the URL to your Miniserv application is located at “,” access the site by typing “”

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