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Apache basic authorization

You can secure LPAR2RRD web site easily by using Apache basic authorization.
It allows you create users with passwords which will have access to the LPAR2RRD web.
There is a lot of manuals how to activate it on the Internet.

Note that since version 5.x you can activate internal ACL authorization in the product itself.

  • Create user(s):
    Note: htpasswd might be in different locations like /opt/freeware/apache/bin/htpasswd or /opt/freeware/bin/htpasswd
    # htpasswd -c /var/spool/htpass lpar2rrd
      New password:
      Re-type new password:
      Adding password for user lpar2rrd
    
  • Configure Apache httpd.conf.
    You should already have the first directive in place if your LPAR2RRD is already running, then just add the second directive (<Location /lpar2rrd>)
    Note: httpd.conf might be in different locations like /opt/freeware/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf or /etc/httpd/httpd.conf
    # vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
    
    Alias /lpar2rrd/  "/home/lpar2rrd/lpar2rrd/www/"
    <Directory "/home/lpar2rrd/lpar2rrd/www/">
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes MultiViews
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
    </Directory>
    
    <Location /lpar2rrd>
        AuthType Basic
        AuthName "Protected Space"
        AuthUserFile /var/spool/htpass
        Require valid-user
    </Location>
    
  • Restart Apache:
    Note: apachectl might be in different locations like /opt/freeware/sbin/apachectl
    # apachectl restart
    
  • Try to access your LPAR2RRD web now. You should be prompted for user name and password.

    Troubleshooting

    • Check Apache error log. It is usually located somewhere in /var
      # find /var -name error_log 2>/dev/null
      # tail error_log
      
    • In case of a problem check our forum or contact us via support@lpar2rrd.com