Problem With Initial Server Sign In

As someone new to this software, I have a very basic question.

I just installed the server software on my Linux Mint machine and all aspects of the install went smoothly. However, once I arrived at the localhost sign in page, I was greeted by a request for my username and password. But nowhere in the process of setup was I prompted to enter this info and I cannot find any way to do so after the install. How does one do this? What have I missed?


Hi @imazer, welcome to the forum.

The password you entered during setup is for accessing the web administration interface, rather than logging in and creating sessions. The username and password you use at the login page should be that of a standard system user, which you can create yourself using the relevant tools provided in your distribution.

Hope that helps, let me know how you get on.

Thank you @aaron.

I am confused by your response. The ThinLinc setup oplaced two options in my start menu/launcher. One that renders a sign-in via https://localhost1010 (ThinLinc Web Administration) and another renders a sign-in via https://localhost:300 (ThinLinc Web Address). I was under the impression that the first was the proper one to start with.

As for my distribution, I know of no way it would assign a login to the Thinlinc appliication. Another interpretation of your last sentence would be that I need to sign-in using my Linux Mint username and password, which a) does not work, b) doesn’t quite make sense to me anyway.

Still, I appreciate your response!

Hi @imazer

ThinLinc is typically used for accessing machines remotely. Connecting to https://localhost:300 will give you a session on the machine you’re already sitting in front of, and logged in to. Generally speaking, you would connect from another machine. Trying to create a ThinLinc session as the same user you’re already logged in locally with will cause issues in most cases.

Regarding user accounts, your second interpretation is correct; you log in to ThinLinc using your Linux Mint username and password. If you’re unsure how to create system users on Linux Mint, a quick Internet search will show you how. This should work, and makes sense, since ThinLinc is designed to give a local experience, and uses local user accounts for authentication. Hope that helps.

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