How to Setup Icinga Web 2 on Ubuntu 16.04 / Debian 8 / Mint

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On your next page, you need to tell how you want to authenticate when accessing Icinga Web 2. Icinga Web 2 supports Active Directory, LDAP, and Local as an authentication mechanism.

Setup Icinga Web 2 on Ubuntu 16.04 - Authentication Type
Setup Icinga Web 2 on Ubuntu 16.04 – Authentication Type

Here, we will create a local user account. Icinga Web 2 requires a database to store authentication information if the local user is selected.

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Create a database for Icinga Web.

# mysql -u root -p

mysql>  CREATE DATABASE icingawebdb;
mysql>  grant all privileges on icingawebdb.* to icingaweb@localhost identified by 'icinga123';
mysql> quit

Enter database details in the following window.

Setup Icinga Web 2 on Ubuntu 16.04 - Auth Database
Setup Icinga Web 2 on Ubuntu 16.04 – Auth Database

Set the authentication backend name and then click Next.

Setup Icinga Web 2 on Ubuntu 16.04 - Authentication Backend Name
Setup Icinga Web 2 on Ubuntu 16.04 – Authentication Backend Name

Enter the admin account details on the next screen. Keep a note of this account details, as you would need this for accessing Icinga Web 2 later.

Setup Icinga Web 2 on Ubuntu 16.04 - Admin Account
Setup Icinga Web 2 on Ubuntu 16.04 – Admin Account

Choose where to save application and logging related configurations. If you chose the default one, just click next.

Setup Icinga Web 2 on Ubuntu 16.04 - Logging Information
Setup Icinga Web 2 on Ubuntu 16.04 – Logging Information

Review your settings on the next screen.

Setup Icinga Web 2 on Ubuntu 16.04 - Review the settings
Setup Icinga Web 2 on Ubuntu 16.04 – Review the settings
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