Cockpit 223

Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from version 223.

Webserver: Standard-conformant lifetime of web server certificate

Cockpit’s web server creates a self-signed certificate 0-self-signed.cert on startup if the administrator did not already install one. They now are valid for one year, following the official standard. The previous lifetime of 100 years for a self-signed certificate (or 10 years with sscg) may not be accepted by some browsers in the future.

An expired 0-self-signed.cert is now renewed automatically.

Certificate authentication against Active Directory

Cockpit now officially supports authentication with client certificates (commonly through Smart Cards) on machines that are joined to a Microsoft or Samba Active Directory domain. The necessary setup steps are described in the guide.

Try it out

Cockpit 223 is available now: