Template:IDS Policy Manager Setup

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  • Download and install the IDS Policy Manager software from www.activeworx.org/programs/idspm

Add a new policy

  • Double-click on Snort Policies in the left-hand tree view.
  • Right-click on Snort Policies and select Add Policy.
  • Enter a name for the policy.
  • Select Snort Version Snort 2.7
  • Make sure the Initialize Policy checkbox is checked.
  • Click OK

Edit the new policy to add ImageStream Variables

  • Click on the new policy to expand the tree view.
  • Click on Variables
  • Right-click on the right-hand pane with the list of variables and select Add Item
  • Enter SNORT_IFACE for the Name and the interface name for the Value.
  • Other Snort/Snort ImageStream Variables

Add a new sensor

  • Double-click on Snort Sensors in the left-hand tree view.
  • Right-click on Snort Sensors and select Add Sensor.
  • Name: Enter the router's name.
  • Description: Enter a description for the router.
Sensor Settings Tab
  • Sensor Host: Enter the router's hostname or IP address.
  • Policy: Select the policy you created earlier from the dropdown.
  • Snort Version: Select 2.8.
Upload Settings Tab
  • Upload Protocol: Select SFTP from the dropdown. Leave the default SSH port (22). Enable Use Compression.
  • Upload Directory: Enter /usr/local/snort/etc
  • Configuration File: Leave default snort.conf
  • Test Connectivity Command: Leave default uname -a;id
Authentication Tab
  • Username: Enter root
  • Authentication Mode: Leave default Password from the dropdown.
  • Password Settings: Enter and confirm the router's password for root.
Restart Settings Tab
  • Restart after Upload: Enable
  • Restart method: Select Script via SSH from the dropdown.
  • Restart script: Enter Restart snort
  • Run Test Snort Before Restart: If the router has 512 MB of RAM or more you may enable this option.
  • Test Command: If Run Test Snort Before Restart is enabled, enter Checkconf snort
  • Test Fails if Output Contains: Enter Failure
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