cockpit-ws component is what the browser connects to
and it typically starts on demand via
cockpit-ws process will start on
demand when a browser accesses the
usually on port 9090. Once a user logs in then
cockpit-bridge process will be started in a Linux user login session.
Only systems that you connect to with your browser need to have the
enabled. For systems that you add through host switcher the bridge is started
via SSH on demand.
cockpit-bridge process will exit when the user logs out. In addition,
after 10 minutes of inactivity, the
cockpit-ws process will exit on its own.
The browser will automatically disconnect if it fails to hear from the
cockpit-ws process for 30 seconds.