Auditing Web Servers with Open-AudIT
By Mark Unwin, Open-AudIT Founder and Product Architect, Opmantek.
Do you know how many websites are running in your organisation?
You might be surprised to see the number, not only of actual web servers – but also the number of sites those web server’s are serving.
Open-AudIT has a built-in query to easily show you the websites (even those not running) in your organisation.
Information is presented in an easily readble table format that is exportable to CSV (Excel), HTML, XML and JSON formats.
For each website you will see – the name ,OS and environment of the computer running it, the webserver name and the sites name, description, status, instance log status, log format, log rotation policy and directory.
To enable the query go to menu -> Admin -> Queries -> Activate Query. You will see a list of available queries. Click the ‘tick’ icon on the right side to activate the “Web Sites” query and make it appear in your menu’s.
NOTE – Open-AudIT currently retrieves the most information from IIS based servers, but Apache servers on Linux are also catered for. Watch this space!
About the author
Mark Unwin is the Founder and Product Architect of Open-AudIT. He is a champion of open standards and has an interest in open source software as an effective mechanism to enable standards adoption. Open-AudIT has been a passion of his for the last 15 years and leverages his 20 years experience in IT.