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Communicate between the browser application and various configuration tools and services like cockpit-bridge. More information:

  • Start with authentication via SSH at with port 22 enabled:

cockpit-ws --local-ssh

  • Start an HTTP server on a specific port:

cockpit-ws --port {{port}}

  • Start and bind to a specific IP address (defaults to

cockpit-ws --address {{ip_address}}

  • Start without TLS:

cockpit-ws --no-tls

  • Display help:

cockpit-ws --help