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 Windows host, and scan it for compliance. The same record may include details for both Windows and Unix installations. So, you'll also need a Unix record  for the unix host running the web server and a Windows records for the Windows 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


- 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 already have a record defined for each host running a Apache Web Server. For Windows hosts, a Windows record is required. For Unix hosts, a Unix record is required.

- Create an Apache Web Server record for the same host. Go to New > Applications > 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 or Windows 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/Windows record to authenticate to the Unix/Windows system, access the application 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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