apache is preconfigured when using packages

Apache configuration is not needed if you use OMD or packages. Apache is already preconfigured in that case.

Apache Configuration

Integration in the Apache webserver is done by fastcgi. There are two fastcgi modules for Apache at the moment. Choose the one which fits best into your environment. If unsure, use mod_fcgid. The main difference is, that mod_fcgid starts the fastcgi process upon the first request whereas in mod_fastcgi you have to start the fastcgi process by yourself.

Do not use the port 3000 thruk server in production, it’s only for testing and development. It cannot handle authentication and is slower than the fastcgi variants.

mod_fcgid

Thruk runs with the webserver user in this scenario, make sure the webserver user has access to all Thruk files and Perl modules.
Apache configuration with mod_fcgid
LoadModule fcgid_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_fcgid.so
<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName   thruk.company.local

    DocumentRoot /home/thruk/Thruk/root/
    CustomLog    /home/thruk/Thruk/logs/access.log combined
    ErrorLog     /home/thruk/Thruk/logs/error.log

    <Directory /home/thruk/Thruk/root/>
        Options FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All
        order allow,deny
        allow from all
    </Directory>

    AliasMatch /thruk/(.*\.cgi|.*\.html)  /home/thruk/Thruk/script/thruk_fastcgi.pl/thruk/$1
    <Location /thruk>
        Options ExecCGI
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
        AuthName "Monitoring Access"
        AuthType Basic
        AuthUserFile /home/thruk/Thruk/htpasswd.users
        Require valid-user
    </Location>

    <IfModule mod_fcgid.c>
      AddHandler fcgid-script .pl
      MaxRequestsPerProcess 100
    </IfModule>

</VirtualHost>
Example
Another more complicated example can be found on github: apache_fcgid.conf. This file is used for the official Thruk packages.

mod_fastcgi

start your fcgi server:

    %>./script/thruk_fastcgi.pl -n 5 \
                -l /tmp/thruk_fastcgi.socket \
                -p /tmp/thruk_fastcgi.pid

you may want to copy the init.d script to /etc/init.d and adjust its paths:

    %> sudo cp ./script/thruk_fastcgi_server.sh /etc/init.d/thruk_fastcgi_server
    %> vi /etc/init.d/thruk_fastcgi_server
    %> sudo chown root: /etc/init.d/thruk_fastcgi_server

Or create a custom init.d script (additional modules required) with:

    %> ./script/thruk_create.pl FastCGI::ExternalServer l=/tmp/thruk_fastcgi.socket n=5 p=/tmp/thruk_fastcgi.pid

use this apache example configuration:

  • replace /home/thruk/Thruk with your installation path

  • replace your-web-host.local with your hostname

  • create a /home/thruk/Thruk/htpasswd.users with htpasswd2

  • make sure the /home/thruk/Thruk/logs/ directory exists

Apache configuration within existing vhost
<VirtualHost *:80>
    # ... existing configuration

    # thruk configuration
    <Directory /home/thruk/Thruk/root/>
        order allow,deny
        allow from all
        Options FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All
    </Directory>
    <Directory /home/thruk/Thruk/plugins/>
        order allow,deny
        allow from all
        Options FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All
    </Directory>

    Alias /thruk/ /home/thruk/Thruk/root/thruk/

    # authorization
    <Location "/thruk">
        AuthName "Monitoring Access"
        AuthType Basic
        AuthUserFile /home/thruk/Thruk/htpasswd.users
        Order Allow,Deny
        Allow from all
        require valid-user
    </Location>

    # Load fastcgi module unless already loaded
    LoadModule fastcgi_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_fastcgi.so

    # fastcgi configuration
    FastCGIExternalServer /tmp/thruk_fastcgi.fcgi -socket /tmp/thruk_fastcgi.socket -idle-timeout 120

    # Load rewrite module unless already loaded
    LoadModule rewrite_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_rewrite.so

    # rewrite configuration
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}%{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteRule ^/thruk(.*)$ /tmp/thruk_fastcgi.fcgi/thruk$1 [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization},QSA,L]

</VirtualHost>
Apache configuration with own vhost
<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName   thruk.your-host.local

    DocumentRoot /home/thruk/Thruk/root/
    CustomLog    /home/thruk/Thruk/logs/access.log combined
    ErrorLog     /home/thruk/Thruk/logs/error.log

    <Directory />
        order deny,allow
        deny from all
    </Directory>

    <Directory /home/thruk/Thruk/root/>
        Options FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All
        order allow,deny
        allow from all
    </Directory>
    <Directory /home/thruk/Thruk/plugins/>
        order allow,deny
        allow from all
        Options FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All
    </Directory>

    # authorization
    <Location "/">
        AuthName "Monitoring Access"
        AuthType Basic
        AuthUserFile /home/thruk/Thruk/htpasswd.users
        Order Allow,Deny
        Allow from all
        require valid-user
    </Location>

    # Load fastcgi module unless already loaded
    LoadModule fastcgi_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_fastcgi.so

    # fastcgi configuration
    FastCGIExternalServer /tmp/thruk_fastcgi.fcgi -socket /tmp/thruk_fastcgi.socket -idle-timeout 120

    # Load rewrite module unless already loaded
    LoadModule rewrite_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_rewrite.so

    # rewrite configuration
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}%{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /tmp/thruk_fastcgi.fcgi/$1 [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization},QSA,L]
</VirtualHost>

LDAP / AD authentication.

Use the following snipped sample if you want to authenticate users against LDAP or Active Directory. This works as well with the newer 2.x cookie based authentication.

In this sample, Apache will lookup the legacy htpasswd file first and then the ldap server for a matching user. This is useful if you want to maintan the legacy thrukadmin as a full-access admin or as a fallback if ldap is not accessible anymore.

Make sure your backend’s contact definitions exists, matches with the ldap username and is assigned to a host/service/whatever - otherwise the user will not see anything.

/etc/apache2/conf-available/thruk.conf

  #...
  <Location /thruk/>
        Options ExecCGI FollowSymLinks
        AuthName "Thruk Monitoring"
        AuthType Basic

        #leagacy file authentication first, then ldap
        AuthBasicProvider file ldap

        #legacy file (or set it to /dev/null
        AuthUserFile /etc/thruk/htpasswd

        #ldap
        AuthLDAPBindDN "CN=thruk-ldap,OU=serviceaccounts,OU=bla,DC=site,DC=org,DC=com"
        AuthLDAPBindPassword "xxx"
        AuthLDAPURL "ldap://site.org.com/OU=bla,DC=site,DC=org,DC=com?sAMAccountName?sub?(objectClass=*)"
        require valid-user
  </Location>
   #...

Lighthttpd

lighthttpd

Francois Ponsard wrote an article on how to integrate Thruk in Lighthttpd: http://www.dahwa.fr/dotclear/index.php?post/2011/03/15/Thruk-in-Lighttpd

Nginx

There is no general documentation about Nginx available, but a howto for getting Thruk working on Ubuntu.

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