Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from version 168.
Many actions, like joining an IPA domain or rebooting, can only be performed by
an administrator (
Cockpit previously checked if the user was a member of the
wheel (used in
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Fedora) or
sudo (used in Debian and
Ubuntu) groups to enable these actions. Simple group checking was insufficient,
as different group names are used by other operating systems and configurations,
or a system might be set up to rely on custom user-based sudo rules.
Cockpit no longer makes assumptions about special groups. Now, Cockpit simply
checks if the user is capable of running commands as
As a result of this fix, privileged operations now work by default with
FreeIPA, which uses the
Cockpit 168 is available now: