mineos-node

MineOS Webui on Ubuntu Server 20

The MineOS user interface can be installed on Ubuntu systems using the apt package manager and either systemd or supervisord.

As written, these steps will install the webui with the following properties:

Installation steps

The following steps much be executed as root.

DEPENDENCIES

NODE.jS 14.x

# apt -y install curl
# curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | bash -
# apt -y install nodejs

JAVA

The following steps install openjdk16 into a neutral space (/opt) and then symlinks it to /usr/bin/java. Note, that so long as root has a java binary in its $PATH, any version you choose–and even different installation methods–are permissible. This particular openjdk binary is chosen because Debian 10 does not yet have Java 16 available in its normal repos (at time of writing).

# wget https://github.com/AdoptOpenJDK/openjdk16-binaries/releases/download/jdk-16.0.1%2B9/OpenJDK16U-jre_x64_linux_hotspot_16.0.1_9.tar.gz -O openjdk-16-jre.tgz
# tar xf openjdk-16-jre.tgz
# mv jdk-16.0.* /opt/openjdk-16.0-jre
# ln -s /opt/openjdk-16.0-jre/bin/java /usr/bin/java
# rm openjdk-16-jre.tgz

ADDITIONAL DEPENDENCIES

# apt -y install git rdiff-backup screen
# apt -y install build-essential

DOWNLOAD WEBUI FILES

# cd /usr/games
# git clone https://github.com/hexparrot/mineos-node minecraft
# cd minecraft
# git config core.filemode false
# chmod +x generate-sslcert.sh mineos_console.js webui.js
# cp mineos.conf /etc/mineos.conf

BUILD NODE DEPENDENCIES

# cd /usr/games/minecraft
# npm install

USE HTTPS FOR SECURE TRANSPORT

# cd /usr/games/minecraft
# ./generate-sslcert.sh

SELECT INIT TYPE

Ubuntu Server 20 offers systemd by default, which you can use to have the webui start at boot. You may, alternatively, use supervisord–but be sure to only choose one.

SYSTEMD

# cp /usr/games/minecraft/init/systemd_conf /etc/systemd/system/mineos.service
# systemctl enable mineos

Then, to manage the service:

systemctl status mineos
systemctl start mineos
systemctl stop mineos

SUPERVISORD

# apt install -y supervisord
# cp /usr/games/minecraft/init/supervisor_conf /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mineos.conf
# supervisorctl reload

Then, to manage the service:

# supervisorctl status mineos
# supervisorctl start mineos
# supervisorctl stop mineos

Usage

Once the background daemon is running, you can visit https://[ipaddress]:8443 in your web browser and you will see a user and password prompt. When creating minecraft and managing Minecraft servers, use an unprivileged user to log into the webui. Creating an unprivileged user (a user that is not root) can be accomplished with the adduser username command. The password you set during user creation will also be the password used for the web-ui.