Man pages: cherokee-admin-launcher

This is a launcher for the administration user interface, cherokee-admin. It will check for port availability, launch cherokee-admin, and automatically open a web browser to access it. Since it is a wrapper, it accepts exactly the same parameters, but provides several extra features that makes this the most convenient way of using cherokee-admin.

This tools is intended for local use, and is the natural action to associate with a launch icon to conviniently deploy cherokee-admin from within any desktop environment. Since this is the intended use, it will automatically provide the one-time login details to the web browser, removing the need to copy and paste the user and password. Of course this step is not necessary when invoked with the --unsecure parameter, but this is not recommended except for development purposes.

Refer to the cherokee-admin documentation for more in-depth explanations of all the parameters and options.


You can send the SIGHUP signal to cherokee-admin-launcher to make it relaunch a web browser conviniently authenticated agains cherokee-admin. This is useful in case you closed the web browser and wished to access cherokee-admin again without restarting it, since manual access would require you to provide the one-time login details that you wouldn’t have.

Command on Solaris
# pkill -HUP cherokee-admin-launcher
Command on most Unix-like systems
# killall -HUP cherokee-admin-launcher