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Could not setup Ezeelogin Web SSH service

Error: "Could not setup Ezeelogin Web SSH service"

OverviewThis article describes troubleshooting steps for resolving the error "Could not setup Ezeelogin Web SSH service," including disabling SELinux, installing SSL certificates, configuring Node.js, and managing Node modules.

  • Web ssh server provides you with a service to manage your servers through a standard browser. When encountering the error "Could not setup Ezeelogin Web SSH service" while setting up the Ezeelogin Web SSH service, follow these steps to troubleshoot and resolve the issue:

Step 1. Disable SELinux.

  • Make sure that "SELinux" is disabled.
  • Check the status by the following command  getenforce/sestatus
  • If it is enabled, then change the config file  in the /etc/selinux/config to SELINUX=disabled
  • Reboot your server and confirm by checking the status as disabled.

Step 2. Install SSL Certificate.

  • Make sure that you have installed an SSL cert for web SSH.
  • To ensure SSL for the browser tab that opens up the web SSH console, generate a self-signed cert:

:~# openssl req -new -days 365 -x509 -nodes -newkey rsa:2048 -out /usr/local/etc/ezlogin/tls_cert.pem -keyout /usr/local/etc/ezlogin/tls_key.pem 

  • You can put a valid ca, cert and key in the files: /usr/local/etc/ezlogin/tls_ca.pem, /usr/local/etc/ezlogin/tls_cert.pem & /usr/local/etc/ezlogin/tls_key.pem respectively. You can rename your current .crt / .key file to .pem file.
Check if the web server has access to the key generated above.
Step 3. Install Node.js
Step 4.  Install Node Modules.
  • After nodejs installation, Ensure that you have also installed node modules for web SSH by running the following command:

:~DEBUG=* CLIENT_DEBUG=* PORT=52222 node /var/www/ezlogin/application/external/webssh/index.js

root@localhost:~cd /var/www/ezlogin/application/external/webssh/ && npm install


  • If you have received the following ERROR: Segmentation fault (core dumped), make sure to delete the node modules in the webSSH application directory and re-update them again using the following commands:

:~# cd $(awk '/^system_folder/ {print $2}' /usr/local/etc/ezlogin/ez.conf)/application/external/webssh/ && rm -rf node_modules && npm install && pkill -9 node

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