How to Install Ajenti on Ubuntu Linux

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Ajenti is a web-based system configuration tool for administrators. With Ajenti, administrators can administer and manage Linux servers, including Ubuntu, easily from a web browser with almost complete system control.

It is a fast and secure way to manage a remote Linux box anytime. You can then ignore complicated commands used by pros.

Ajenti takes away the complexity of managing system configuration files on Linux systems. For new users and students, this tool can be handy. It also allows you to manage user accounts, system settings, aliases, and services, all via a single web interface.

This brief tutorial will show students and new users how to install Ajenti on Ubuntu 16.04 to allow system administrators an easy management interface.

When you’re ready to install, continue below with the steps:

Add Ajenti Repository to Ubuntu

Since Ajenti is the primary system configuration tool, you should install it on Ubuntu. Run the commands below to add the Ajenti repository key to Ubuntu.

cd /tmp && wget -O- | sudo apt-key add -

After that, run the commands below to add the Ajenti package repository to Ubuntu.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb main main ubuntu" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ajenti.list'

Install Ajenti

Now that the Ajenti repository has been added to Ubuntu run the commands below to update and install Ajenti.

sudo apt update && sudo apt install ajenti

After installing, the commands below can stop and enable Ajenti to start when the server boots up.

sudo systemctl stop ajenti.service
sudo systemctl start ajenti.service
sudo systemctl enable ajenti.service

Access Admin Portal

After installing Ajenti, open your web browser and browse to the IP address followed by port 8000.


Replace the IP address with your own.

That should bring up the Ajenti admin portal, where you should be able to log in with these credentials:

Username: root
Password: admin
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After logging on, you can begin configuring your server easily from your browser.


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1 Comment

  1. The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    ajenti : Depends: python-imaging but it is not unstallable

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