[ejabberd] How to log into admin page

Yves S. Garret yoursurrogategod at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 05:02:51 MSK 2014


On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 12:16 PM, Konstantin Khomoutov <
flatworm at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> On Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:16:59 -0400
> "Yves S. Garret" <yoursurrogategod at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > How can I log into my admin ejabberd page?  Which file contains
> > > > the password (or at least somewhere that I can change this)?
> > >
> > > You log in into the ejabberd web interface using a regular user
> > > known to ejabberd, using its bare JID and the matching password;
> > > for this to succeed, that user must be listed in the "admin" access
> > > control list.
> > >
> > > Say, if you have a user yves at domain.local, and it's added to the
> > > access control list named "admin" in the ejabberd configuration
> > > file (or through the web admin form or by using some other means),
> > > you navigate to the web admin URL and when the authentication
> > > dialog pops up, you enter here "yves at domain.local" in the "login"
> > > entry field and the matching password in the password entry.
> > >
> > > Note that there inherently exists a "chicken-and-egg" problem: to
> > > add more admins via the web interface you have to already have at
> > > least one of them.  So it's customary to first add at least one
> > > admin directly into the ejabberd's configuration file to
> > > "bootstrap" the whole thing. This admin is then able to log into
> > > the web interface and add other admins there, if needed.
> > >
> [...]
> > I followed this tutorial on installng ejabberd (I'm running
> > ArchLinux, not Ubuntu, so some paths are different):
> >
> http://www.linuxsnap.com/how-to-install-and-configure-ejabberd-on-ubuntu-server/
> >
> > After running this command (and checking that I have ejabberd running
> > as a process):
> > ejabberdctl register ejabberd localhost 12345678
> >
> > Afterwards, I went to localhost:5280/admin, expecting some sort of
> > login, but found none of that.  Is there some other process that I
> > need to run as well?
>
> Well, the first thing I have to say is that I have *no* experience with
> configuring these new series of ejabberd 13.XY (or whatever), I'm only
> familiar with 2.1.X (and older), so I will assume that's what you have
> installed.
>
> The idea is that web administration might be needed to be explicitly
> enabled for the ejabberd's HTTP listener as this listener might be used
> for other tasks (such as HTTP polling and/or access using the BOSH
> protocol).  To enable web administration module, you'll have to include
> the `web_admin` atom into the list of options for the `ejabberd_http`
> listener, like this:
>
>   {5280, ejabberd_http, [web_admin]},
>
> Note that you might want to 1) leave that port 5280 for HTTP poll and
> BOSH access, and 2) set up a dedicated port for web administration
> interface while enabling TLS to protect it.  This could be done by
> adding another listener so that your config looks something like this:
>
>   {5280, ejabberd_http, [http_poll]},
>   {5270, ejabberd_http, [web_admin, tls, {certfile,
>     "/etc/ejabberd/ejabberd.pem"}]},
>
> Here we leave 5280 to HTTP poll and set up 5270 as web_admin
> port only, protected using TLS with the specified server's certificate.
> Note that should you configure things this way you'll obviously need
> to specify that specific port in the URL when attempting to use the
> web administration interface, like in
>
>   https://server.domain.local:5270/admin/
>
> Hope this helps.
>


Ok, I'm able to get in.  I restarted the client after I noticed some issues
in the log.

I'm all set now.
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