Xymon installation ubuntu 18.04

installation of xymon server

before the installation it is recommended to set an static ip address

apt-get install -y xymon

change the ip address to the static assigned ip address of server

Configuration of server

No Authentication

sed ‘s/Require local/Require all granted/’ -i /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/xymon.conf

Password Protected site – Basic Web Authentication

this is not the best nor the correct or safe way to do this, but it works and we did this to local event where security is not an issue

change and add lines under under mod_authz_core.c in /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/xymon.conf with these lines for all 3 sections

    <IfModule mod_authz_core.c>
        # Apache 2.4+
        AuthType Basic
        AuthName "Restricted Content"
        AuthUserFile /etc/xymon/xymonpasswd
        Require valid-user

create the authentication file and add a user

‘htpasswd -c /etc/xymon/xymonpasswd admin
chown www-data:www-data /etc/xymon/xymonpasswd
chmod 640 /etc/xymon/xymonpasswd

restart apache

service apache2 restart

open http://SERVER-IP/xymon

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