Server Set Up¶
After the process of creating a virtual machine on MaadiX is complete, the new server will send an email notification to the email account that has been configured for the administrator.
The e-mail contains instructions about how to access the server, including the password to access the Control Panel. This password is generated locally by the server, so no one else knows it.
However (at least for the moment), the process of sending this password by mail is done in plain text, which makes it absolutely essential to change it immediately for security reasons. This is why MaadiX forces the change of the password through an activation process at the time of the first authentication in the Control Panel.
The first time you access the Control Panel only the activation page will be displayed. On this page you will have to do the following:
Change the password for the Control Panel administration account (which was sent by email).
Create a password for the Superuser account (system root).
Create a password for the MySQL account (account with root permissions).
Until this process is completed, the other sections of the control panel will not be accessible and the Superuser account will not be able to access the system via SSH or SFTP.
It is extremely important that the e-mail associated with the Control Panel administration account is valid and that you have access to it, since the server will send to this email account all the notifications, indications and instructions to recover the control panel access key in case you forget it.
The Control Panel start window displays internal statistics about system resource usage. It also shows information about the DNS settings of your server’s main domain.
Remember that the MaadiX team does not have access to this data and cannot do this process for you.
If you forget the password for the control panel administration account you have to start the password recovery process by clicking on “I forgot my password”.
Then you will be asked for the name of the account that has administration permissions (it was sent to you by mail when you activated the server) and you will also have to put the email associated with this account.
If these data are correct, an email will be sent to you to start the password recovery process.
In the e-mail you will be given a verification code and the link where you have to insert it. There you will also be asked for the new password you want to assign.
This password change process can take up to 10 minutes.
When the process is finished, you will receive a new email notifying you that the process is over and you can access the control panel with the new password.
Important: you will not be able to access with the new password until you receive the second email telling you this, it may take a few minutes.