UPDATE - The below applies to Open-AudIT versions prior to 5.0.0 As at 5.0.0, Open-AudIT is "just another website" in terms of HTTP / HTTPS. There is no configuration of Open-AudIT required for HTTPS.

Open-AudIT works perfectly fine using HTTPS. But - there's always a but... We do require http traffic be allowed from localhost / This is for Open-AudIT to spawn more processes when discovery runs and for task execution (well, task checking for execution). As the traffic is localhost only, it never actually hits the network interface, so is never at risk of being eavesdropped upon. We also do not use these connections to send any sensitive information. They are purely to tell Open-AudIT "check if any tasks need running" or "start another discovery thread".

If your security group insists that http be disabled from absolutely everywhere (including localhost), Opmantek is always will to assist a supported customer achieve this. Having said that:

  • The onus and burden of maintaining the required changes after each upgrade will fall to you.
  • This work may be chargeable.
  • There is no security benefit to disabling localhost http.

Configuring https is an exercise left to your System Administrator as no code or configuration changes are required in the Open-AudIT application itself.

If you are usign a self-signed certificate, edit the file -

Windows c:\omk\conf\opCommon.json

Linux - /usr/local/omk/conf/opCommon.json

In the omkd section find (or add if it's not there) omk_ua_insecure and set it to 1.

Restart the daemon for it to take effect -

Windows - restart the task in the task scheduler.

Linux - sudo systemctl restart omkd


  1. Note, the http from localhost requirement will be removed with the release of Open-AudIT 4.3.0.

  2. Has anything changed here for OA 5? Going to deploy soon, just wondering if it's the same process to use https. thank you

    1. Hi Phil - everything has changed (smile) I'll update this page ASAP.

      In short, configure your server with SSL / HTTPS and you're done. There should be no application-level configuration required. Open-AudIT 5.0.0 is just another website now.

  3. Thank you Mark, just configured for https & can confirm was simple process