Cockpit 272

Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly.

Here are the release notes from Cockpit 272:

Firewall: Edit custom services

The Firewall page is able to open custom ports by creating custom services. This release adds the ability to edit custom services.


Services: Pin services as favorites

The services page now allows users to pin any service to the top of the services list.


To pin a service, navigate to its detail page and click “Pin unit” in the menu next to its name.


Login: Dark mode

The login page now has a dark mode which changes with your system’s dark settings. Most desktops have a setting for this in “appearance” area in system settings, including GNOME, KDE, Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS/iPadOS.

Here’s Cockpit Client, which also recently got dark mode a few releases ago, in the standard light mode:

Screenshot from 2022-06-22 18-42-47

And after switching to dark settings, it looks like this:

Screenshot from 2022-06-22 18-42-59

We’re still working on adding dark mode for Cockpit once you’ve logged in.

Unprivileged cockpit/ws container mode

The cockpit/ws container can now run in unprivileged mode.

It presents an unbranded variant of login page that always asks for a host name. Connections are made with SSH.

This mode is suitable for deploying to, e.g., Kubernetes or similar environments, where you don’t have or want privileged containers. In this “bastion host mode”, you can have Cockpit for servers in your data center without opening an extra port for cockpit-ws.

Currently, username + password and “classic RSA” type SSH keys are supported. See the container documentation for details.

Try it out

Cockpit 272 is available now:

About Garrett LeSage

Garrett has been a designer in the FOSS (free and open source software) world since the late 90s and works at Red Hat in the Cockpit team.