Access Debian Control Panel

This article describes how to access Debian Control Panel and specifically Terminal section for simple CLI access.

Optional Phase 1. Open Debian Control Panel

For best experience during installation, as well as copy-paste ability and overall comfort we strongly recommend to familiarize oneself with Debian Control Panel. Here's how to activate it.

Step 1. Determine your Server IP

Boot up your server (or reboot it) and in the prompt you will see your Server IP. In this case it's 192.168.1.66

Step 2. Navigate to Debian Control Panel

Now, knowing your Server IP, you can easily navigate to it's Control Panel by appending :9090 to the end of the IP address (this is also called a "port"). You can use any PC on the same LAN as the server. In our case the final address would look like this: 192.168.1.66:9090

Note:

Depending on your browser and configuration, it may be necessary to take additional steps to permit initial connection to the Debian Control Panel web interface. The reason for this (and similar) messages with ggRock and Debian Control Panel is that a self-signed SSL certificate is utilized when installing ggRock, and browsers warn you of this in order to provide a measure of security. In this case, the SSL certificate has not yet been replaced with a third-party certificate, therefore this procedure is safe.

On older versions of Chrome and some other browsers, it will be necessary to accept the ggRock self-signed SSL certificate, by Going to Advanced -> Proceed to 192.168.1.66 (unsafe). It is perfectly safe if you followed installation instructions.

 

On newer versions of Chrome and some other browsers, it will be necessary to click in an empty space of the browser window and type "thisisunsafe".

Step 3. Login as root

Your login is: root
Your password is: whatever you set in Step 7. Set your root password.

Step 4. Confirm login

Upon successful login you will see the Debian Control Panel interface. It has many uses, but we are interested in Terminal for the purposes of this manual.

Step 5. Navigate to Terminal

Now you can now navigate to terminal, you should see an empty terminal with root account already authenticated

Step 6. Enable clipboard access

In order to paste text in Terminal you need to use Shift+Insert combo, or simply Right-Click in the Terminal area and pick Paste from context menu. Your browser will prompt you to provide Clipboard access for Debian Control Panel, click Allow.

You are all set up and good to go! You can skip straight ahead to Step 12. Reboot the server.