After you have finished installing OpenLiteSpeed web server on Linux, you will need to access the administration panel to configure any settings you desire. Many users will head straight to the admin panel, and when faced with the login prompt, believe that there must be some default password for logging in. However, you must first configure a username and password before trying to log in.
In this tutorial, you will see how to configure a username and password for the admin panel interface on an OpenLiteSpeed web server. Afterwards, you can log in to the web panel and make changes via the administration page. Follow along with our step by step instructions on your Linux system below.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to configure a username and password for the OpenLiteSpeed admin page
- How to access the web panel of OpenLiteSpeed web server
|Category||Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used|
|System||Any Linux distro|
|Software||OpenLiteSpeed web server|
|Other||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the
# – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Configure admin username and password for OpenLiteSpeed web server step by step instructions
- Creating a user and password for the OpenLiteSpeed admin web panel is easy. Once OpenLiteSpeed web server is installed on your system, just execute the following script with root permissions:
$ sudo /usr/local/lsws/admin/misc/admpass.sh
You will be prompted to create a username and password via the prompts.
- Next, you can check out the OpenLiteSpeed admin panel at the following address:
You may get an error about an invalid SSL certification. It is safe to proceed. Log in with your credentials that you configured in the previous step.
In this tutorial, we saw how to configure an admin username and password for OpenLiteSpeed web server on a Linux system. Unlike some admin panels, OpenLiteSpeed does not come with a default password for logging in. This is a security feature, and requires the web admin to configure a custom username and password before the panel can be accessed.