Hello there! In this post, I’m going to write about how to enable authentication in Zimbra CBPolicyd Webui. If you use Zimbra but haven’t yet used CBPolicyd, I recommend you to see me previous post where I discussed about installation and use of CBPolicyd for managing mail related rules or restrictions in Zimbra. Until now, we don’t have any kind of authentication mechanism to protect our CBPolicyd’s web panel. So, let’s go ahead and setup an authentication method for our crucial CBPolicyd webui.
First, let’s create a .htaccess file in CBPolicyd’s home directory.
Inside this file, add following lines:
AuthUserFile /opt/zimbra/cbpolicyd/share/webui/.htpasswd AuthGroupFile /dev/null AuthName "User and Password" AuthType Basic <LIMIT GET> require valid-user </LIMIT>
As we can see in the first line of .htaccess file, we now need to create a .htpasswd file which will be used as authentication user file. This .htpasswd file will contain the username and password for authenticating into CBPolicyd web. So, let’s create this file as follows:
touch /opt/zimbra/cbpolicyd/share/webui/.htpasswd /opt/zimbra/httpd/bin/htpasswd -cb /opt/zimbra/cbpolicyd/share/webui/.htpasswd <user> <password>
Then, we need to add a directory entry for CBPolicyd in httpd.conf. The following lines should be appended to the httpd.conf file.
Alias /webui /opt/zimbra/cbpolicyd/share/webui/ <Directory /opt/zimbra/cbpolicyd/share/webui/> # Below are the access rules for this directory. If you dont' want to have any restrictions on this site, either delete or comment out the following lines. AllowOverride AuthConfig Order Deny,Allow Allow from all </Directory>
At last, let’s restart the Apache server to implement the changes made:
su - zimbra -c "zmapachectl restart"
I hope this has been helpful. Please let me know if you’ve any feedback or suggestion in the Comments Section below.