Once you have your network up and running with the Network Console, you can configure all other ClearOS features from the web browser of any desktop, laptop or tablet. Throughout this user guide, we call this web-based administration tool Webconfig.
Web Browser Access
To access the ClearOS Webconfig (the web-based administration tool), type the following into your web browser:
The IP address that you need to use is shown on the Network Console. If you do not remember this information, you can always connect a keyboard and monitor to the system and check the information provided on the console.
Please note the following about Webconfig:
You will see a warning about your security certificate (see adjacent screenshot). Click on the appropriate button to ignore the message or accept the certificate. Your connection is still secure and encrypted, but your server certificate is not official. A quality valid certificate can cost over $100 a year to maintain and is not typically necessary in this situation.
Username and Password
You will then see a login prompt (see adjacent screenshot). Login with the username root and your system password.
You should also note that regular users can login to change their password and download security certificates.
Every configuration page in the web-based administration tool includes a web link to the user guide. If you ever need more information on a particular app, simply click on the link (see adjacent screenshot) to access the relevant page in this user guide.
In addition, you will see a link to access ClearCARE technical support from ClearCenter. If you are subscribed technical support, help is just a click away.
After logging in for the first time, the First Boot Wizard should be your first task.