Using Internal Authentication

We recommend updating the authentication system from apache to htpasswd (so NMIS does authentication instead of Apache). 3 steps need to be taken to change this.

Change Config.nmis to tell NMIS to use htpasswd 

%hash = (
 'authentication' => {
   'auth_method_1' => 'htpasswd',  # <= change this FROM apache TO htpasswd

Backup old apache config

Generate new apache configuration (if you have customised yours edit it and remove the auth portions instead of generating a new one) 

#backup old config
cp00nmis.conf 00nmis.conf.pre-8.4.6G.bak

Update Apache Config for NMIS

Create new config to replace old config and restart apache 

/usr/local/nmis8/bin/ type=apache > /etc/httpd/conf.d/00nmis.conf
service httpd restart


Troubleshooting Internal Authentication for opCharts

1. First this to double-check is if opCharts is running in standalone mode or not, it should not be.  Details here: opCharts Administration Guide

2. Second thing is see if there is a users.dat and Users.nmis file in /usr/local/omk/conf, if there is rename it and try to login with the users.  

3. It should work now, if not Sym link /usr/local/nmis8/conf/Users.nmis to /usr/local/omk/conf/Users.nmis

Sym Link
ln -s /usr/local/nmis8/conf/users.dat /usr/local/omk/conf/users.dat
ln -s /usr/local/nmis8/conf/Users.nmis /usr/local/omk/conf/Users.nmis




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  1. Note: I was having no luck with authntication until I symlinked 'users.dat' rather than 'Users.nmis'. It appears that this page might be outdated?

    1. Thanks Bryan, documentation updated.