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Advanced level feature, skills with Apache configuration and SSL are required.

In opEvents 3.3.0, we have introduced realtime events to push updates as they happen to the GUI.

Currently this is an opt-in feature and requires setting "opevents_realtime_gui" to "true", in the file conf/opCommon.json and restarting the server. 

sudo vi /usr/local/omk/conf/opCommon.json
sudo service omkd restart

If you are using https for opEvents, you will also have to configure your Apache server and restart it, see below for details.

When a new event is created, either after parsing or via create event the event details are pushed onto a queue.

Updates to the event as it passes through the EventAction pipeline and the key or keys "priority" "acknowledged" "action_checked" "notes" "status" changes, these updates will be pushed into the queue.

What it looks like when it is working:

What does Re-enable Realtime mean?

Sometimes, the real time updates cannot be continued, for example if you reverse the sort order of the Date column, so the following is displayed:

Currently Supported Screens

Current Events


Checking Redis Status

Under Help → Redis Info you will find debug information about the configured Redis Instance

Redis Issues

For any reason the opEvents log or the Redis status is showing an error please see our page on debugging Redis Redis and Opmantek Applications

Apache Config Changes

HTTPS Realtime Events

When connecting over ssl you will need the web-socket connect to also be secured as the browser cannot run mixed content, secured page and unsecured socket connection. We can use Apache and the optional module proxy_wstunnel to terminate the secured connection and then proxy the connection to the OMKD web server.

The minimum supported Apache Version is 2.4.6, We recommend you use a virtual host and the provided Apache configuration 04omk-proxy.conf under Redhat: /etc/httpd/conf.d/04omk-proxy.conf Debian: /etc/httpd/conf-enabled/04omk-proxy.conf is not currently setup for virtual hosts. Removing the provided 04omk-proxy.conf requires you have basic understanding on editing Apache config.  NOTE: Re-installing, or upgrading opEvents will restore this file, so it will need to be removed once again after a re-install.

Debian 9

Enable proxy_wstunnel

Enable these modules to support proxying of the websockets.

a2enmod proxy
a2enmod proxy_http
a2enmod proxy_wstunnel

Then restart Apache

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Enable proxy_wstunnel

Next you will need to edit /etc/httpd/conf-enabled/04omk-proxy.conf 

We need to tell the omk server application the connection is being proxied and the client has connected over https, Find  RequestHeader and change from http to https

RequestHeader set X-Forwarded-Proto "https"

Above <Location "/omk"> add the following line, if you are using other languages please change "en" to your specified language, or add more entries.

ProxyPassMatch ^(\/(en|es)\/omk\/opEvents\/ws\/.*)$  ws://localhost:8042/$1

Restart Apache

sudo systemctl restart apache2

RedHat 7 & Centos 7

yum install mod_ssl

Enable proxy_wstunnel

Edit /etc/httpd/conf.modules.d/00-proxy.conf

All modules related to proxying websockets are listed in this configuration file, please uncomment:

LoadModule proxy_http_module modules/
LoadModule proxy_wstunnel modules/

Then restart Apache

sudo systemctl restart httpd

Create a new VirtualHost

You will need to create a virtual host for proxying web sockets on Redhat, the shipped proxy file our installer / vm ships /etc/httpd/conf.d/04omk-proxy.conf  is not compatible and should be removed from Apaches conf.d/ directory.

You should understand how a virtual host works, please see

A basic example with config to use serve opEvents over SSL and proxy the Webscockets, create a new file in /etc/httpd/conf.d/omkd_ssl.conf

Apache will listen on port 443, serve SSL, proxy the websockets and main application to the OMKD web server listening on localhost 8042

Apache will also redirect requests from 80 to 443 to make sure no users can access the application without SSL

<VirtualHost *:443>

        SSLEngine on
        SSLProxyEngine On
        ProxyRequests Off

        SSLCertificateFile    /etc/ssl/certs/example/cert.pem
        SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/ssl/certs/example/privkey.pem
        SSLCertificateChainFile /etc/ssl/certs/example/fullchain.pem

        RequestHeader set X-Forwarded-Proto "https"

		# Proxy the websocket connection
        ProxyPassMatch ^(\/(en|es)\/omk\/opEvents\/ws\/.*)$  ws://localhost:8042/$1
		# Proxy the rest of the application
        ProxyPass /en/omk http://localhost:8042/en/omk
        ProxyPass /es/omk http://localhost:8042/es/omk
        ProxyPass /omk http://localhost:8042/omk
        ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:8042/
		ErrorDocument 503 '<html><head><meta http-equiv="refresh" content="60"></head><body><h1>Temporary Service Interruption</h1>The requested OMK page should be back soon. This page will automatically reload in 60 seconds.</body></html>'

<VirtualHost *:80>
    Redirect 301 /

Settings which you will need to modify from the example

NameValueExampleApache Docs
ServerNameFQDN of the server which users will refer to it bymonit-prod.opmantek.com
SSLCertificateFileServer PEM-encoded X.509 certificate data file or token identifie/etc/ssl/certs/example/cert.pem
SSLCertificateKeyFileServer PEM-encoded private key file/etc/ssl/certs/example/privkey.pem
SSLCertificateChainFile(Before apache 2.4.8) File of PEM-encoded Server CA Certificates/etc/ssl/certs/example/fullchain.pem
Redirect 301HTTPS url of the server which your users refer to by

Testing the config

Then restart Apache

sudo systemctl restart httpd

Debugging Web Socket connections

If you see this error it means the browser cannot connect to the webserver, at this current point you will need to use the Browsers developments tools to access the Javascript Console

Uncaught DomException: The operation is insecure

You are serving opEvents over ssl but the websocket is trying to to connect over http, this is disallowed from happening because of browser security policies.

You will need to find your Apache Config and make sure this header is being sent to the omkd web server

RequestHeader set X-Forwarded-Proto "https"

Get /en/omk/opEvents/ws/events 404 Not Found

The websocket is trying to connect securely but its not being proxied correctly, please see the above section Proxy the websocket

Check Apache has proxy_wstunnel_module loaded

httpd  -t -D DUMP_MODULES | grep proxy_wstunnel_module

Current Issues

Event partial updates over websockets eg {id:abc, acknowledged:1} have no group check, meaning if you have a user with only group access of "DataCenter" their browsers websocket would receive partial updates from events their group permission would not allow access to. As the users browsers doesn't have the original event the partial update will not be shown to the user. This is planned to be fixed in the next release.

Node Context Links are not rendered with realtime events, This is planned to be fixed in the next release.

See Also

Events Pane in the Node View - enabling websocket when using SSL or TLS