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:980 or https://server_name:980 where a.b.c.d and server_name respectively are the server IP address and name configured during installation.

If the web server module is installed, you can also access the web interface using this address https://server_name/server-manager.

The Server Manager uses self-signed SSL certificates. You should explicitly accept them the first time you access the server. The connection is safe and encrypted.


The login page will gave you a trusted access to the web interface. Use following credentials:

  • Default user name: root
  • Default password: Nethesis,1234


Change the root’s password as soon as possible, by picking a secure one, composed of a random sequence of mixed-case letters, digits and symbols.

If the File server, Email server or any other module requiring Users and groups module is installed from the Software center, the admin user is also available to access the web interface with same privileges as the root user. See Admin account for details.

Session timeouts

By default (starting from NethServer 6.10), a Server Manager session terminates after 60 minutes of inactivity (idle timeout) and expires 8 hours after the login (session life time).

The following shell command sets 2 hours of idle timeout, and 16 hours of maximum session life time. Time is expressed in seconds:

config setprop httpd-admin MaxSessionIdleTime 7200 MaxSessionLifeTime 57600

To disable the timeouts

config setprop httpd-admin MaxSessionIdleTime '' MaxSessionLifeTime ''

The new timeout values will affect new sessions. They do not change any active session.