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Install OSSEC+ in three steps

by | Nov 3, 2021

Wondering how to Install OSSEC+? We can help you.

As part of our Server Management Services, we assist our customers with several such installations.

Today, let us see the steps our Support Techs employ to carry on a successful installation.


Install OSSEC+

Generally, there are three major steps our Support Techs employ to perform this installation.

Moving ahead, we discuss the same. Let us see the step-by-step process in detail.

  • Download and Install OSSEC

The first step is to download the installer.

wget -q -O - | bash

Once this is done, we go ahead and configure oum:

oum configure

Finally, we have to update oum:

oum update
  • Download and Install Agents

After that, we proceed to download and install the agents.

Now, let us see how we perform the APT Automated Installation on different distributions.

a) Ubuntu

# Add Apt sources.lst
wget -q -O - | sudo bash

# Update apt data
sudo apt-get update

# Server
sudo apt-get install ossec-hids-server

# Agent
sudo apt-get install ossec-hids-agent

b) Centos

# Add Yum repo configuration
wget -q -O - | sudo bash

# Server
sudo yum install ossec-hids-server

# Agent
sudo yum install ossec-hids-agent
  • Get OSSEC Extensions

This is actually a choice. We get this for our customers according to their requirements.

However, our Support Techs recommend an OSSEC Extension to help get the most out of the OSSEC+ implementation.

KOFE is a full GUI for OSSEC, based on Kibana and Elastic Search.

To get it, as root, we run:

oum install kofe
kofe setup
kofe list
kofe install kofe-compliance-dashboard

[Stuck in between? Please contact us at the earliest]



In short, we saw how our Support Techs perform the installation for our customers.


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