How To Setup Your Secure Web Gateway With SafeSquid Appliance Builder

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Installation

  • Select Method of installation standard or expert installation

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  • Standard Installation: All parameters are set to default parameters.
  • Expert Installation : Some parameters should given by you,while installation.
    Recommended to go through the Standard Installation.

Standard Installation

  • Language Selection : English is the default selected language.Change it only, if you are not very comfortable with English.

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  • Country Selection : Select your country as the location.This selection is related to ensure correct time settings of the system.

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  • Keyboard layout Selection : Select the keyboard layout that matches the origin of the keyboard attached to the system.

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  • Network Configuration :
    • Network interface selection:This will show you the  all network interfaces present in your system.Select the interface that has Internet connectivity as the primary
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    • Assign IP address to the primary interface:
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    • Setting up the Netmask:
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    • Gateway Setting:
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    • Mention DNS:
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  • Hostname of Your Server : Setting the correct hostname of your gateway is very important, if you plan to integrate it with your active directory.
    The default host name is SWG.

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  • Domain name Setting : The domain name setting is also very important, if you plan to integrate it with your active directory.

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  • NTP server Configuration : By default, ntp server has been set to pool.ntp.org . If you have your own ntp server, then you may set to that address for clock synchronization between computer systems to some time reference.

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  • HTTP proxy Setup: It should leave this blank

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  • Loading Additional components : It will load additional components automatically.

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  • Configure the Clock : Using Yes or No you can configure the clock.You need to scroll down and search your continent and time zone nearby location.

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  • Setting Up partitions:Here it will process the partitioning required for SafeSquid.

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  • Installation of base system : It will automatically install the base system. It takes little bit of time to install completely.

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  • Configuring the apt : It will configure apt packages one after the other in this process.

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  • Select and install software: Here it install the OS.

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  • Finishing installation : Finishing the installation is the last step in installation.

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  • At last, the system reboots and goes through system initialization. Afterward, a welcome screen appears with SafeSquid(Secure Web Gateway) screen.

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  • If you observe the screen by default it will give you username along with the password.You need to enter the same username and password for first login.
    • User name: administrator
    • Password : safesquid
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  • You need to reset the password on the first login.

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  • You will be entering successfully into the SafeSquid SWG.

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Testing Installation

You have to confirm that SafeSquid is running by using below command

  • By default SafeSquid is listening on Port 8080.You can check it with " netstat -tulnp | grep "safesquid" "
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  • If you find SafeSquid is listening on any one of these ports,Your done with the installation.