Admin tools. Why can't I use it?

I am glad to welcome the community. Please, help me!

I installed and activated: sudo ee admin-tools enable site.com.
Also, I got an account: sudo ee auth list global.

I probably didn’t understand the manual enough… What should I do to access Admin Tools?
my_ip_adress:22222 ? error…
my_ip_adress/db ? error…

I’m confused…

By the way, if this is important: the ee-admin folder is empty. And my site works good.

Are you positive that the firewall is allowing port 22222 on that server? I have overlooked this detail more times then i care to admit.

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Thanks for answer! Yes, I set up ufw, but it did not give results for admin-tools. Please see - maybe I did something wrong?

22/tcp (OpenSSH)           ALLOW IN    Anywhere
22/tcp                     LIMIT IN    Anywhere
22                         ALLOW IN    Anywhere
80                         ALLOW IN    Anywhere
5060                       ALLOW IN    Anywhere
5090                       ALLOW IN    Anywhere
2855                       ALLOW IN    Anywhere
2856                       ALLOW IN    Anywhere
5066                       ALLOW IN    Anywhere
8081                       ALLOW IN    Anywhere
8082                       ALLOW IN    Anywhere
3000                       ALLOW IN    Anywhere
16384:32768/udp            ALLOW IN    Anywhere
443                        ALLOW IN    Anywhere
1935                       ALLOW IN    Anywhere
22222                      ALLOW IN    Anywhere
22/tcp (OpenSSH (v6))      ALLOW IN    Anywhere (v6)
22/tcp (v6)                LIMIT IN    Anywhere (v6)
22 (v6)                    ALLOW IN    Anywhere (v6)
80 (v6)                    ALLOW IN    Anywhere (v6)
5060 (v6)                  ALLOW IN    Anywhere (v6)
5090 (v6)                  ALLOW IN    Anywhere (v6)
2855 (v6)                  ALLOW IN    Anywhere (v6)
2856 (v6)                  ALLOW IN    Anywhere (v6)
5066 (v6)                  ALLOW IN    Anywhere (v6)
8081 (v6)                  ALLOW IN    Anywhere (v6)
8082 (v6)                  ALLOW IN    Anywhere (v6)
3000 (v6)                  ALLOW IN    Anywhere (v6)
16384:32768/udp (v6)       ALLOW IN    Anywhere (v6)
443 (v6)                   ALLOW IN    Anywhere (v6)
1935 (v6)                  ALLOW IN    Anywhere (v6)
22222 (v6)                 ALLOW IN    Anywhere (v6)

Since you activated admin tools for a specific site you should access it via https://yoursite.com/ee-admin or if you know the specific app you want, like phpmyadmin, then https://yoursite.com/ee-admin/pma

You will need your auth username that you either created or the global auth name and password.

sudo ee auth list global

the username is normally easyengine unless you change or add a new one.

If you are trying to access phpMyAdmin you will also need the database username and password. That info can be exposed with

sudo ee site info yousite.com

You will need the db host, normally global-db unless you have changed the configuration, the db user and the db password. If you need root level access to the db that is an entirely different topic for another thread.

It is good practice to close off tools when not needed. A quick

sudo ee admin-tools disable yoursite.com

will take care of that issue.

And now that I think about it, the ports 22222 was more of a v3 then a v4 configuration. I do not believe you need those ports open on v4 so close them back up.

Check the handbook at https://easyengine.io/handbook/admin-tools/ for more info.

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Thank you for your quick response. But I tried the paths you specified and always get “access denied” with the error ERR_TOO_MANY_RETRIES. So, unfortunately, I can’t use the credentials to work with admin tools. Could it be that I haven’t configured the server enough? Or miss something during the installation? Please, I’m willing to try any options. Thanks!

What happens if you disable and then re-enable the admin tools?? Just making sure that you get a success message and not getting any errors.

sudo ee admin-tools disable yoursite.com

If admin tools were successfully installed you would get a success message indicating that they are now disabled.

Next you can re-issue the command

sudo ee admin-tools enable yoursite.com

What messages do you get when you enable the tools?? You should see something about global auth user access and something indicating success when the tools are enabled.