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Version 8 (Martin Willi, 15.09.2007 11:35) → Version 9/27 (Martin Willi, 15.09.2007 12:39)

= 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.

'''''strongSwan Manager is still under heavy development and not intended for production use! '''''

== Building strongSwan Manager ==

The manager is based on a FastCGI application and uses the !ClearSilver templating engine to build the web sites. Thus 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
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.