How to Start the Tripwire Enterprise GUI

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Tripwire Enterprise is a security and compliance automation application. Originally designed to provide file integrity monitoring on servers, Tripwire Enterprise now also offers integrity monitoring on databases, directory services, network devices and virtual system hypervisors. For customers looking for compliance solutions, Tripwire Enterprise tests systems for compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxely, PCI, HIPAA and NIST. The primary interface for the application is web browser-based with security built in to control user access and activity.

  • Install Tripwire Enterprise. Tripwire Enterprise supports Windows, Solaris and Red Hat Linux for the back-end application. After selecting the core operating system, ensure that there are no other web services running. By default, Tripwire Enterprise serves up the GUI on port 443. If port 443 is not available, you can select a different port.

  • Ensure the Tripwire Services are running. Each of the supported platforms has a differing method to check the status of the application. In Windows, click on "Start," "All Programs," "Tripwire Enterprise Console," "Services Control" and "Services Status." A command window will appear indicating if the application is running. In Solaris and Linux, from command shell, navigate to the root directory where Tripwire Enterprise is installed ("/opt/tripwire/te/server/bin") and run twservices check.

  • Launch the Tripwire Enterprise GUI. Start a web browser from the desktop. Tripwire Enterprise supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. In the address field, enter https://IP or Name of Server. Make sure the "s" is present. That tells the browser to automatically use port 443 to connect to the Tripwire Enterprise application. If you selected a different port during installation, enter http://IP or Name of Server:port number. When successful, a Tripwire Enterprise splash screen asking for a username and password is presented.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the web browser won't connect to the Tripwire Enterprise application, repeat Step 2. If the services are running, verify the port selected and that there is connectivity between the desktop and the Tripwire Enterprise server.
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