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Configure database credentials for version 2.6

Hello.

This is my first installation and I installed version 2.6 on Centos 7. Following the documentation for an RPM install, It installed successfully. But then following the documentation for securing the system, I was told to change the password on the database, which I did. I then also had to change the password in the /usr/share/ocsinventory-reports/ocsreports/dbconfig.inc.php file, which I did so it looks like:

define("DB_NAME", "ocsweb");
define("SERVER_READ", "localhost");
define("SERVER_WRITE", "localhost");
define("COMPTE_BASE", "ocs");
define("PSWD_BASE", "newpassword");

I was also told to change it in z-ocsinventory-server.conf. That file does not exist on the filesystem, but I do have an ocsinventory-server.conf file in /etc/httpd/conf.d, and it appears to be the same file. I changed the setting in that file so that it looks like this:

PerlSetVar OCS_DB_PWD newpassword

under the # Master Database settings heading.

After restarting apache, I could not access the front end due to no database access. I went and changed the password on mariadb back to the default "ocs", and the system worked again. Deciding to leave it like that, I continued to install an agent on Windows. When the agent ran, it appeared to work, but nothing appeared in the front end. Tailing the apache error logs, I saw that it was trying to do a rollback on a non existing object. I set mariadb to log general queries, and saw that whenever the agent ran, it was getting an "access denied" error from the database. Going back to /usr/share/ocsinventory-reports/ocsreports/dbconfig.inc.php, I set the password in there to the password that I originally changed to, then the agent started working.

On the web frontend, I get a security warning telling me that the password on the database is the default. Can somebody please explain to me how I should be changing that? I have noticed that changing it in either of the above mentioned files has no affect on the web front end. I set it to anything I want, and the front end still works.

Kind Regards.

Shaun

in OCS Inventory NG server for Unix by (200 points)

5 Answers

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It look like you have not change correctly the password in MariaDB.

SET PASSWORD FOR 'ocs'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('newpassword');
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
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Hi Kapouik. Thanks for the response.

I run your mysql commands as root from mysql. I test it by running "mysql -u ocs -p ocsweb" and using the new password I have access. Using the old password, I do not.

I change the password in "/usr/share/ocsinventory-reports/ocsreports/dbconfig.inc.php" to the new password as well as in /etc/httpd/conf.d/ocsinventory-server.conf and /etc/httpd/conf.d/ocsinventory-restapi.conf.

I restart mariadb as well as httpd. I even re-boot the server. When I try to access the front end, I get:

ERROR: MySql connection problem 1045
Access denied for user 'ocs'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

I set the password back in all places, and I get the login screen.

It seems as if ocsreports is not reading its username and password from the configuration files.

Kind Regards.

Shaun

by (200 points)
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Hi,

seem acces right problem on db ocsweb for ocs user, try to grant acces with :

grant all privileges on ocsweb.* to ocs@'%' identified by 'newpassword';
grant all privileges on ocsweb.* to ocs@localhost identified by 'newpassword';
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;


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Thanks toutafait. I have tried that, same result.
It seems to be something in the way mod_perl is behaving (some form of caching?). I left last night with everything working. This morning, I was getting access denied when the agents tried to connect. Restarting httpd fixed it.

by (200 points)
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Check newpasword in this two files

z-ocsinventory-server.conf

Edit ocs password around line 31.

dbconfig.inc.php
Edit ocs password around line 6.

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