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Essential Check Point™ FireWall-1® NG: An Installation, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Guide by Dameon D. Welch-Abernathy

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The HTTP Security Server

Of all the Security Servers in FireWall-1, the HTTP Security Server is used most often. Because the HTTP Security Server can be used with both CVP and UFP, I will cover how to set up both types of Content Security.

The HTTP Security Server is enabled when the following situations are true.

  • There is a line that permits in.ahttpd to start up in $FWDIR/conf/fwauthd.conf. This is normally present by default.

  • A resource is used in your security policy or in a rule that involves User Authentication for HTTP.

Refer to Chapter 8 for information on authentication. Defining resources is first discussed in the Filtering HTTP without a UFP or CVP Server subsection. The proper line for the HTTP Security Server in $FWDIR/conf/fwauthd.conf ...

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