Carbonio Mesh Administration Interface


Carbonio Mesh Administration Interface#

It is usually not required to access the administration interface of Carbonio Mesh, because everything is managed under the hood by Carbonio. To have a look at the administration interface, for example to check out the configuration generated by Carbonio, you need first to create a new token, then to set up an SSH tunnel from the current workstation to the Carbonio server.

The latter step is mandatory because, For security reasons, Carbonio Mesh only listens on localhost.


In order to successfully complete two tasks described below, you will need the cluster credential password that was defined during the Carbonio Mesh installation and that is stored in file /var/lib/service-discover/password, which is accessible only by the root user.

Create Token

You need to create a bootstrap token that will be used to create any additional token.

# service-discover bootstrap-token

You need to provide the cluster credential password that you used in the previous step.


The bootstrap token is the most important building block of Carbonio Mesh and should only be used to create other tokens: if lost, all tokens must be regenerated, so keep it safe!

Create tunnel
# ssh -N -f -L 8500:localhost:8500 root@<IP Address>