Chapter 1. Installation and Configuration

This chapter deals with the installation and basic configuration of ModSecurity. In this chapter you will learn about the following, among other things:

  • Which additional libraries are required to compile ModSecurity

  • How to compile ModSecurity from source

  • How to integrate ModSecurity with Apache

  • Getting the basic configuration for ModSecurity in place

  • Testing that ModSecurity is working correctly

If you're new to ModSecurity I would recommend that you set it up on a test server while you get acquainted with the ins and outs of using it. You wouldn't want to deploy it on a production server only to find out a few days later that you've been blocking everyone in Europe from accessing your server because of a misconfiguration. ...

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