5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 17, 2009 1:30 PM by Fodome

    How to add Linux HTTPS Server?

      We are running a Linux HTTPS Server, and wanted to add to the IP Monitor. The way we wanted to add was by using username and password and see if IP Monitor can actually login in to the server.

        • Re: How to add Linux HTTPS Server?
          Fodome

          Hello ws_is,

          Simply use the HTTPS Monitor for this.  It can authenticate via one of two authentication methods:
           
          -NTLM
          -Digest
           
          More on this Monitor is found on page 108 of the ipMonitor Administrator's Guide here: 
           
          http://www.solarwinds.com/support/ipMonitor/docs/ipMonitorAdministratorGuide.pdf
           
          Sincerely,
           
          Chris Foley - SolarWinds - Support Specialist
          Support:  866.530.8040  |  Fax: 512.857.0125
          network management simplified  |  solarwinds.com

            • Re: How to add Linux HTTPS Server?

              Hey Chris,

               

              I tired adding through HTTPS but no matter what the I enter the passoword it still shows that the service is up and running. Can you tell me if there is any instruction on how to add this so I can verify my steps.

                • Re: How to add Linux HTTPS Server?
                  Fodome
                  Hello ws_is,

                   

                  The fact that the Monitor remains green after you give it invalid credentials tells me that the web site is not using one of the following authentication types:

                   

                  -Digest

                  -NTLM

                   

                  In order to confirm this, try the following trick:

                   

                  a.  Click on the Monitor name to open the "Edit Monitor" window.
                  b.  Append "debug" to the end of the URL displayed in the browser, then hit enter.
                  c.  A "debug" button should appear in the top grey menu. Click on this button, save the resulting text file and email it to me via the case we are working together on and/or paste it in this forum discussion.

                   

                  Thank you in advance,

                   

                  Chris Foley - SolarWinds - Support Specialist
                  Support:  866.530.8040  |  Fax: 512.857.0125
                  network management simplified  |  solarwinds.com.
                    • Re: How to add Linux HTTPS Server?

                      Everytime I try using debug at the end of the URL I still don't see any gray menu button. I am not sure if this matter, but I am still using IPMonitor 8.5 and I am just using simple HTTPS Monitor for this.

                        • Re: How to add Linux HTTPS Server?
                          Fodome

                          ws_is,

                          Thank you for providing me the debug file via the case.

                          From what I can see ipMonitor made a HEAD request for the specified URL.
                           
                          It then received the HTTP headers for the page and the HTTP status was a 200, which confirms that no authentication is being requested.
                           
                          In order for ipMonitor to authenticate to a page, it must receive a 401 HTTP status code and the Header response MUST include a WWW-Authenticate header field which provides the authentication type to be used.  Once ipMonitor receives this, it then provides the information specified within the Credential.
                           
                          Having all that said, can you verify what authentication type your web site is using?
                           
                          Thanks again,
                           
                          Chris Foley - SolarWinds - Support Specialist
                          Support:  866.530.8040  |  Fax: 512.857.0125
                          network management simplified  |  solarwinds.com