Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. There’s usually a release every week, but this time around we were delinquent and it’s been nearly a month.
You’ll notice that we’ve dropped the
0.x from the beginning of the
version numbers. This underscores the fact that Cockpit is stable. We’ve been
regularly releasing functionally stable releases for most of the last year.
Timer jobs in systemd
Harish did great work during Google Summer of Code to add support for systemd timers. Timers let users schedule tasks similar to cron jobs. Timers are now listed, and dialogs for defining jobs and their recurring patterns are now included in Cockpit.
Harish detailed his work in a blog post.
Two factor auth on login screen
Peter pulled off a major change to have full PAM conversations supported on the Cockpit login screen. This means you can use two factor authentication dongles or Yubikeys in your login workflow in Cockpit.
In addition, for the next release Stef worked on allowing the user to change expired passwords while logging in, similar to how they would on the console.
Take a look:
Use Webpack to build the Cockpit interface
The documentation has been updated to show what you need to do to make a change to Cockpit either with Vagrant or on your local machine.
SSH key loading and Docker resources work on Debian
The container resource usage graphs and resource limit dialogs now work properly on Debian. Stef adapted the code to account for the different CGroup layout than Docker uses on Debian.
In addition the SSH key listing code now works on Debian.
Configure Cockpit URLs with an HTTP prefix
The HTTP URLs that Cockpit uses can now have a (mostly) arbitrary prefix
in their path. This is useful in scenarios where Cockpit is proxied by
another application or management console. Use the
Components can require a minimum Cockpit version
Cockpit is built from various components that are independently installable and composable. Various components provide network configuration, or storage, or container functionality.
cockpit-bridge they require in order to function. This is
configured in the package manifest.
Try it out
Cockpit 118 is available now: