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= strongSwan Manager =

'''strongSwan Manager''' is a web application which interacts with the IKEv2 daemon [wiki:charon] via an XML interface running the [wiki:SMP] information query and control protocol.

[[Image(htdocs:manager.png)]]
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'''''strongSwan Manager is still under heavy development and not intended for production use! '''''
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Building strongSwan Manager

The manager is based on a FastCGI application and uses the !ClearSilver templating engine to build the web sites. THus you will 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, any web server may be used to host the application. Here we look at the configuration of Apache2 using ''mod-fastcgi''.

In addition to the Apache2 web server itself, 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
}}}
Static files are directly served by Apache, everything else is served by the FastCGI application. Add these two lines to your website: {{{
Alias /manager/static /usr/local/libexec/ipsec/templates/static
ScriptAlias /manager /usr/local/libexec/ipsec/manager.fcgi
}}}
Adapt these paths according to your ''--prefix'' or ''--libexecdir'' [wiki:InstallationDocumentation installation] settings.
Logging in

Now you can surf to {{{
http://host/manager/status/ikesalist
}}}
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.