Accessing the Server Manager

NethServer can be configured using the Server Manager web interface. You need a web browser like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to access the web interface using the address (URL) https://a.b.c.d:9090 or https://server_name:9090 where a.b.c.d and server_name respectively are the server IP address and name configured during installation.

Since the Server Manager uses a self-signed SSL certificate as default, the first time you access the server you should explicitly accept the certificate. Despite the warning, the connection is safe and encrypted, but you are advised to configure a valid certificate, later.


The login page will give you a trusted access to the web interface. Log in as root and type the password chosen during NethServer installation.


The unattended install procedure sets the root password to the default Nethesis,1234.

Besides root, all users with a delegated panel can access the Server Manager.

The web interface language is automatically chosen depending on your browser configuration. If you wish to change the language, go to your user name on the upper right corner of the screen and select Display Language.


After login, the system is ready to be used but you’re advised to review the list of hints which will guide you to correctly configure the machine. Hints are shown as yellow markers with a number over the left menu items.

As best practice you should at least:

  • change the default root password

  • set the correct date and time

Change the current password

Administrator users, with access to the Server Manager, can change their own password from the Settings page. Normal users, without access to the Server Manager, can use the User settings page.

If the Old Server Manager is installed, all users can access it to change their own password. See The old Server Manager.


Terminate the current Server Manager session by going to your user name on the upper right corner of the screen and by clicking on Log Out.