51.15. Configuring Authentication

Webmin has several options that control how multiple failed login attempts are handled, how users log in, and how UNIX passwords are checked. The default authentication method uses cookies, but if your browser cannot handle them you may want to switch to basic HTTP authentication, instead. The only problem with this method is that there is no way to properly log out because there is no support for logging out in the HTTP protocol. It must sometimes be used, however. For example, browsers on MacOS X cannot load applets (such as the ones in the File Manager and SSH/Telnet Login modules) from web servers using cookie authentication.

To configure authentication for Webmin, follow these steps:

Click on the Authentication ...

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