Set Up Apache Web Server Authentication

Create an Apache Web Server record in order to authenticate to an Apache web server running on a Unix host, and scan it for compliance. Unix authentication is required so you'll also need a Unix record for the host running the web server.

This record type is only available in accounts with PC or SCA and is only supported for compliance scans.


System created authentication records

Did you know? You can allow the system to create Apache Web Server authentication records for auto discovered instances and scan them.

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Which technologies are supported?

- Apache HTTP Server 2.2 and 2.4

- IBM HTTP Server 7.x, 8.x and 9.x

- VMware vFabric Web Server 5.x

- Pivotal Web Server 6.x

How do I create Apache web server records?

- Go to Scans > Authentication.

- Check that you have a Unix record already defined for the host running the web server.

- Create an Apache Web Server record for the same host. Go to New > Application Records > Apache Web Server.

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How does it work?

We'll authenticate to each target host using the credentials provided in the Unix record. If the host is running IBM HTTP Server, VMware vFabric Web Server or Pivotal Web Server, then we'll check to see if an Apache Web Server record exists. If yes, we'll use credentials from the Unix record to authenticate to the Unix system, access the web server configuration, and scan it for compliance.

Can I use the same record for multiple hosts running Apache?

What if I have multiple Apache instances on the same host?

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