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Managing your NAS with OpenPanel

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Alot of NAS systems can make perfect little server systems, however managing this can be a daunting task. For that it’s best to use a lightweight control panel like OpenPanel.

OpenPanel is a free open source controlpanel made by colleagues at XLS Hosting, while still under heavy development it is yet a powerful controlpanel with a very lightweight footprint on memory and load.

To install OpenPanel on your NAS you need to do the following:

Open up a terminal and do:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following 2 repositories:
deb http://download.openpanel.com/dev/ lenny main
deb-src http://download.openpanel.com/dev/ lenny main

Now save your settings in nano ( + X, then Y) and update your repo’s:
sudo apt-get update

You will get GPG errors, as this is the experimental repo, there is no GPG key for now, now install OpenPanel:
sudo apt-get install openpanel-minimal

When the setup is done, you need to set the admin password (without brackets):
sudo openpanel-cli
update user openpanel-admin password=< YOURPASS >
exit

If the above step fails, try the following (due to a bug) (also log in with these credentials afterwards, not openpanel ;)):
openpanel-cli
create user username password=password name_customer="Full Name" emailaddress="emailaddress"
exit

Please note that the “create” line is on 2 lines, it ends with the emailaddress!

Now you can launch OpenPanel in your browser (Accept the untrusted certificate, as there is no SSL certificate for this machine):
https://< IP OF NAS >:4089
login: openpanel-admin
pass: < YOURPASS >

Author:langerak

2 responses to “Managing your NAS with OpenPanel”

  • Chris 27-02-2011 at 03:21 Reply 

    Followed through just fine until the password set part:

    update user openpanel-admin password=test
    % Object not updated: (8195) Member ‘owner-metaid’ not found in class definition


    • langerak 27-02-2011 at 16:46 Reply 

      Ah, that’s a bug for now, since it’s the development repo, this sometimes happens. It is fixable by creating a new user:
      openpanel-cli
      create user username password=password name_customer="Full Name" emailaddress="emailaddress"
      exit

      Now you can launch OpenPanel and log in. In a few weeks there will be a Samba module and for the future there is also a Transmission and Sabnzbd module planned :).

      I updated the blogpost with this info :).


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