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Is Cockpit Secure?

Security is of your Linux systems vital. It’s not a binary thing though. Depending on your requirements you end up choosing a level of security that still allows you and your systems to accomplish what they need to do.

Here’s info about Cockpit’s security, to help you ...


Using Vagrant to Develop Cockpit

Starting with Cockpit release 0.79 you can use Vagrant to bring up a VM in which you can test or develop Cockpit. The VM is isolated from your main system so any system configuration you change via Cockpit will only happen in the VM.

The Vagrant VM mounts the ...


Making REST calls from Javascript in Cockpit

Note: This post has been updated for changes in Cockpit 0.90 and later.

Cockpit is a user interface for servers. In earlier tutorials there’s a guide on how to add components to Cockpit.

Not all of the system APIs use DBus. So sometimes we find ourselves in a ...


The Ideals of Cockpit

Cockpit is an interactive server admin interface. For those helping contribute to Cockpit, these ideals help us remember what we’re trying to accomplish. For others, this page should answer the question: “Why Cockpit?”

These ideals are not a commentary about what is “right” and “wrong” in software in general ...


Protocol for Web access to System APIs

Note: This post has been updated for changes in Cockpit 0.48 and later.

A Linux system today has a lot of local system configuration APIs. I’m not talking about library APIs here, but things like DBus services, command/scripts to be executed, or files placed in various locations ...


Creating Plugins for the Cockpit User Interface

Note: This post has been updated for changes in Cockpit 0.90 and later.

Cockpit is a user interface for servers. And you can add stuff to that user interface. Cockpit is internally built of various components. Each component is HTML, with Javascript logic that makes it work, and CSS ...


Using DBus from Javascript in Cockpit

Note: This post has been updated for changes in Cockpit 0.90 and later.

Cockpit is a user interface for servers. As we covered in the last tutorial you can add user interface component to Cockpit, and build your own parts of the Server UI.

Much of Cockpit interacts with ...

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