NOTE - This guide is for a new install of Open-AudIT. If you wish to upgrade an existing installation, see the Linux - Upgrading (old pre v1.3.1) guide.
You should be able to determine the IP Address of your Open-AudIT server via the following command:
This will be required later, so make a note of it now.
All local commands should be run as root.
Copy the Open-AudIT tarball to the server (OAE-Linux-x86_64-1.0.5.tar.gz).
You may need to use SCP or FTP to get the file onto the server.
The file will now likely be in the users home directory.
Change into the /usr/local directory.
Untar the file.
Fix the file ownership and permissions.
for Debian / Ubuntu
for RedHat / CentOS
Install the Daemon
Copy the daemon startup script.
Edit the start up script
for Debian / Ubuntu
You need to comment out the lines (nano /etc/init.d/omkd)
and uncomment (remove the # from the front of the line) the lines below them
for RedHat / CentOS - nothing required.
Add the daemon
For Debian / Ubuntu
For RedHat / CentOS
Copy the config files.
Edit the config files.
omkd_require_nmis to 'false' if you do not have NMIS installed on this server.
OAE_SERVER variable - By default this should be "http://127.0.0.1/open-audit/". You should not need to change this. If you do, insert the ip address of the server (127.0.0.1 or localhost are also fine) in to the oae_server variable (along with http:// and don't forget the trailing /). If you have Open-AudIT installed into a sub directory in your web root, be sure to add that to the end of the oae_server variable above. On the Opmantek virtual appliance (for example) it would be http://<SERVER_IP>/open-audit/
OAE_LINK variable - By default this should be "/open-audit/". You should not need to change this. If you have Open-AudIT installed into a sub directory in your web root, be sure to add that to the end of the oae_link variable above. On the Opmantek virtual appliance (for example) it would be "/open-audit/" NOTE - If your Open-AudIT Enterprise and Open-AudIT installations are on the same machine, the oae_link variable should be set to only the directory of Open-AudIT. IE - if you have an Open-AudIT install in the root of your web directory, you can set the variable to "/". On the Opmantek virtual appliance it would be set to "/open-audit/".
Optional - change and note the oae_username and oae_password values. These are changed in opCommon.nmis and the Open-AudIT web GUI. They must be changed in both locations.
If you have other Opmantek software installed (NMIS, opMaps, etc) you can also edit the module_configs -> module_host variable in opCommon.nmis. Replacewith the address of the server.
The email section is described in the Open-AudIT Enterprise - Configuration Guide document.
Set the permissions to writeable.
Create the nmis user.
Start the daemon.
Copy the apache config file to the correct location and restart apache.
for Debian / Ubuntu:
for RedHat / CentOS:
Copy the required files into the webroot
for Debian / Ubuntu (prior to 14.04)
for Ubuntu 14.04
for RedHat / CentOS
Ensure index.php contains the correct locations for finding the OpenAudit files.
/var/www/open-audit/index.php (for Debian/Ubuntu prior to 14.04) or
/var/www/html/open-audit/index.php (for Ubuntu 14.04) or
/var/www/html/open-audit/index.php (for RedHat/CentOS)
and check the lines that specify the $system_path and $application_folder. There are two lines for each variable. Ensure the windows paths are commented out by placing a # at the start of the line. The linux paths should correspond to /usr/local/open-audit/code_igniter/ (system or application).
- The root password for MySQL needs to be set next; if you have used
mysqladminbefore to set the password, then you can skip this step.
In the command below replace the token
PASSWORD(and only the all-uppercase token
PASSWORD) with a suitable password of your choosing.
- Now create the Open-AudIT database and the database user to be used by the application. Make sure you replace the token
PASSWORDwith the actual database password that you set.
- Insert the database schema
Test the Website
You should now be able to access the web page at Assuming you can, proceed to the next section.
Enter Your License
Go to the URL http://<server>/omk/oae/
Enter the default credentials of nmis and nm1888.
Click the "View and enter licenses" button.
Click "Enter a license key".
Paste your license key text into the text box and click "Add License".
You should see a message at the top of the screen saying "Success: You have added a license for Open-AudIT Enterprise."
Close the browser tab.
Click the "License Entered, Continue" button.
Accept the End User License Agreement.
You should now see the Open-AudIT Enterprise dashboard.
Log in to Open-AudIT Enterprise
Go to the URL http://IPADDRESS/omk/oae
Log in to Open-AudIT
Go to the URL
If you don't have a valid license, you should be able to log in to Open-AudIT at
Modify your Audit Scripts
If you have installed Open-AudIT into a sub directory on your webserver, you must alter the audit scripts to submit to the correct URL, which means the URL needs to include this sub directory.. The files that need to be modified are all in
/usr/local/open-audit/other and are named
You should reset the variable "url" (sans quotes) to include this subdirectory.