Cockpit 151

Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from version 151.

Support loading SSH keys from arbitrary paths

The User menu’s Authentication dialog now supports entering arbitrary paths to SSH keys for adding to the SSH authentication agent. Previously this only offered keys present in the standard ~/.ssh home directory.

See it in action:

Support X-Forwarded-Proto HTTP header for Kubernetes

Newer Kubernetes versions support reading the X-Forwarded-Proto HTTP header, which helps to determine whether or not a client used SSL to connect to an intermediate proxy, load balancer, or similar. Cockpit’s Kubernetes (Cluster) dashboard now sets this header. Earlier versions have already done that when hosted in OpenShift.

Fix Kubernetes connection hangs

The previous Cockpit release 150 introduced a regression when connecting to Kubernetes clusters. In some cases, like specifying a wrong server name or when the Cluster did not send Authentication Provider information, the connection attempt would hang indefinitely. This version corrects this bug.

Try it out

Cockpit 151 is available now: