Master Admin

Hi all,

I’m using Virtualmin 3.78.gpl on CentOS 5.5.

In this forum posting:

Eric posted this:

If you create a new Linux/UNIX account, and set it up with “sudo” rights – if you then log into Webmin/Virtualmin as that account, you’ll see “Master Admin” listed for that account.

I can’t get this to work, however.

I performed “adduser” then “passwd” for that user. I then ran visudo and granted “all” rights to that account.
I even went into webmin user configuration and added that user account there, using unix authentication, granting them rights to all modules.

I can’t login as that user to webmin.

am I missing something?




Hmm… it may be simpler if you create the user from within Virtualmin, associated with a particular Virtual Server… and then once that user is created, edit the sudoers and add the user you created to there.

I believe the issue is that, by default, not all users can log into Webmin/Virtualmin. They also need a flag setup for their account that provides Webmin/Virtualmin access. The simplest way to handle that is to create the account as part of a Virtual Server.