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Access Director Reporting Point - Installation guide

Introduction

This guide will describe the steps needed to install a licensed version of the Access Director Enterprise (on a client computer). Below is the download link: 

https://prodcdn.heimdalsecurity.com/access-director/AccessDirectorReportingPoint.msi


Requirements

These are required to install and use the Access Director Reporting Point for centralized logging:

- Windows Server 2012 R2 or newer

- Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.5 or newer

- PHP 5.3 or newer (for full feature)

NOTE: Most of the installation will require Administrator rights. Linux with Apache can also be used. 

 

 

Prerequisites

1. IIS - (If you already have IIS installed, please skip this step)

In order to install IIS, go to Windows Features, select Internet Information Services and click OK:

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2. PHP - (if you already have PHP for IIS installed, please skip this step)

The installation of PHP for IIS will be done using a Microsoft application called Web Platform Installer. You can download this application here:

https://www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/web-platform-installer

After downloading the Web Platform Installer, double click the downloaded MSI file and install the application. After the installation is done, open the Web Platform Installer, navigate to the Products tab and search for PHP. After doing the search, find PHP in the list, and select the version you want.

Make sure the version you want is NOT for IIS Express.

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3. Install the Access Director Reporting Point

Run the downloaded MSI file. The install will publish the Reporting Point website in your IIS automatically if you keep the default settings provided by the installer.

NOTE: If you install the Access Director Reporting Point before installing IIS, you will need to add it to IIS in order to make it available.

4. Add User Rights

Assign write & modify rights for the user IIS_IUSRS on the Files folder in which you installed the Reporting Point platform. (The default path is: c:/wwwroot/AccessDirector)

5. Edit php.ini

In the php.ini file change short_open_tag=off to short_open_tag=on.

NOTE: If PHP is installed from the Web Platform Installer, you will find the php.ini file in the following location: C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP\php.ini.

6. Access the Access Director Reporting Point

In order to access the Access Director Reporting Point, open a browser and navigate to: http://<yourserver>/AccessDirector

NOTE: Always update your Access Director Reporting Point using the online updater within the Reporting Point configuration website.

Alternative Installation

If you installed the Access Director Reporting Point after installing the Access Director Enterprise (on the client computer), there is one more setting that needs to be done in order to ensure that the Access Director Reporting Point actually receives the data.

For this you will have to update a value in the Registry Editor on the client computer.

First, start the Registry Editor (regedit). The path to the Access Director Enterprise keys should be: “Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Basic Bytes\Access Director” (you can just type this path, just like you would in the Windows Explorer).

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Right-click on the entry named AuditURL and click modify. Change the Value to: http://<yourserver>/AccessDirector/upload.php and click Ok. After this, open Services and restart the Access Director Framework Service in order to make sure the value has been properly updated.

After this, the Access Director Reporting Point should properly log data.

Authentication

The Access Director Reporting Point supports authentication basic authentication. 

Default Login:

Username: admin

Password: admin

Online Updates

The Access Director Reporting Point can be updated using the configuration wheel, in the top right corner.

https (443) access to https://basic-bytes.com is required to perform an online update.

 

Access Director Enterprise

In order to install the Access Director Enterprise, please see the guide below: 

https://support.heimdalsecurity.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001975917-Thor-AdminPrivilege-Access-Director-Enterprise-install-guide

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