KaliLinux 2018.2: Install Cockpit for web base system admin

This article will describe installing Cockpit.

1 Install Cockpit

Cockpit supports systemd service management, journald viewer, account management and terminal operation by default.

$ sudo apt install -y cockpit
$ sudo systemctl enable cockpit.socket
$ sudo systemctl start cockpit.service

1.1 Install cockpit-docker

The cockpit-docker supports Docker management.

$ sudo apt install -y cockpit-docker

2 Access to Cockpit

Access to 9090/tcp port.


Login with Ubuntu local user.


Running top on Terminal page is the following. But Ctrl+a and Ctrl+n is browser shortcut on current Cockpit.