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I am looking for a web administration interface to manage my Apache users & groups. Basically, I would like to be able to :

  • List all users
  • Add a new user
  • Remove a user
  • Create a new group
  • Delete a new group
  • Add an existing user to an existing group
  • Remove a user of a group.

Do you know any open-source web tool capable of doing that ?

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There is no such thing as "Apache users" or "groups" (Apache user and group are determined by httpd.conf by 'User' and 'Group' directives): you are maybe referring to virtual hosts where the VH belongs to a user of the Apache group, and is user-writeable but group-readable in order to implement separation between virtual hosts.

In that case, you may want to look into cwsAdmin ( http://code.google.com/p/cwsadmin/ ) which also allows for managing classic LAMP setups.

There is also a Windows GUI (closed source), which can be remoted for a fee ( http://www.apache-gui.com/apacheconf/index.html ).

Both applications make assumptions about Apache configuration, so if you have a non-standard setup, you might want to check it through.

Otherwise, most distributions have tools to configure Apache VHosts, and so do most hosting companies' control panels.

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Another decent web management tool is called Webmin, it's fairly un-intrusive and can easily be installed on your server.


Webmin allows you to configure and manage server side settings. As for managing MySQL, I would recommend using phpMyAdmin. While nothing can really take the place of utilizing the CLI, phpMyAdmin offers a quick way to do daily tasks.


There are other web-based server administration tools such as cPanel out there, however they are very intrusive and can make many parts of the system un-manageable.

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