[icinga-users] Dashboard view without authentication

Eoin Dickson eoindickson at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 10:39:16 CET 2013


Thanks for the detailed reply Michael.


On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 8:54 PM, Michael Friedrich <
michael.friedrich at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 16.01.2013 12:14, Eoin Dickson wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am looking at setting up Icinga, one thing I would like is the ability
> > for users to see a dashboard/summary view without having to
> > authenticate. This would just be a read-only view. I can't see from the
> > docs whether this is possible - is it ? "Admin" users would still
> > require authentication of course.
> > Many thanks.
>
> there are different ways to achieve that, depending on the gui used, or
> an external dashboard getting available data from e.g. status.dat or
> idoutils database.
>
> for some classic ui setups, i've used apache configuration to identify
> the host by its ip address and set REMOTE_USER accordingly. still, this
> required a different cgi path, like /icinga-dash/cgi-bin/status.cgi
>
> for icinga-web, you may setup a site also not enabling authentication.
>
> still, the problem persists - how does an application treat the default
> authentication mechanism and the requirement of just hiding it for once
> without a login form. imho that's rather impossible within the same
> vhost / url to the application, so my suggestion is a split into 2
> applications accessible from 2 vhosts / urls.
>
> other than that, there may still be different dashboard around the
> corner, using status.dat or idoutils database which may work without
> authentication either (based on ip address then again, for security
> purposes).
>
>
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