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Martin Willi, 13.09.2007 09:40

= strongSwan management application =

The IKEv2 daemon charon has a XML interface to query information and to control the daemon (see [wiki:SMP]). A web application allows to interact with the daemon using this protocol.

'''''The manager is under heavy development and not for production use! '''''

Building management application

The manager is based on a fastcgi application and uses the !ClearSilver templating engine to build the web sites. So you'll need * !ClearSilver including headers (Debian: clearsilver-dev) * FastCGI headers and library (Debian: libfcgi-dev) * SQLite3 with headers (Debian: libsqlite3-dev)

To build the manager, add the following options to ./configure {{{
--enable-xml --enable-manager

Setting up Apache 2
As the manager uses FastCGI, different web server may be used to host the application. Here we look at configuration of apache using mod-fastcgi.

Additionally to Apache2, you'll need * mod-fastcgi (Debian: libapach2-mod-fastcgi)

Make sure to enable the new module and that the following fastcgi option is set (e.g. in mods-enabled/fastcgi.conf): {{{
AddHandler fastcgi-script .fcgi
Add a script alias to a website: {{{
ScriptAlias /manager /usr/local/libexec/ipsec/manager.fcgi

Logging in

Now you can surf to {{{
The shipped configuration allows you to log in using ''strongSwan'' with the password ''strongi''. Charon currently listens on TCP port 4502, so
choose that configuration for now.