Chapter 5. Secure Administration Using Guardian Digital WebTool

Not just another generic Web-based administration tool, Guardian Digital WebTool is engineered specifically to provide secure remote administration for EnGarde Secure Linux. WebTool provides all the simplicity and convenience you expect from browser-based system administration, from creating users and groups to managing Web access and mail server accounts, while adding the security of carefully restricted default access settings and helping you eliminate unnecessary services.

The goal of this chapter is to introduce the reader to key information such as how to start, stop, and restrict access to services on your EnGarde Secure Linux server. By the end of this chapter you will be able to move forward with your evaluation.

5.1. WebTool Navigation

WebTool navigation is done primarily using the menu bar at the top of the WebTool interface.

Figure 5-1. WebTool Navigation

Use the LOGOUT button at the top-right of the interface to log out of WebTool (you are automatically logged out after 15 minutes of inactivity) and use the GO BACK button to navigate backwards. Make sure you use the GO BACK button instead of the Back button in your web browser!

The Menu Bar is broken down into the following sections:

Now that you know how to get around WebTool, let's take a look at what's inside!