Sicura Console
  1. Introduction
  2. Installation
  3. Upgrades
  4. Running SIMP Console
  5. Configuration - Accounts
  6. Configuration - Collector
  7. Configuration - Database
  8. Configuration - Security
  9. Configuration - Plugins
  10. Sidebar - Administration
  11. Sidebar - Infrastructure
  12. Sidebar - Reports
  13. Commands
  14. Known Issues
  15. How To - Enforce compliance

Note: All of the following config options can be set in


Configuring the Database

There is no default database so you must define a PostgreSQL connection string in simp-console.yaml using one of the following formats

main.database: postgres://user:password@ip_address:port/database
main.database: 'postgres://ip_address:port/database?user=user&password=password'
main.database: postgres://ip_address:port/database
 user: user
 password: password
main.database: "postgres://"
 user: user
 password: password
 host: ip_address
 port: port
 database: database

You can specify additional general and PostgreSQL specific options using main.database.options.

Installing and Configuring with PostgreSQL

Follow the instructions below to configure a PostgreSQL database on the same host as the simp-console service.

  1. Install PostgreSQL.

     yum -y install postgresql-server
  2. Initialize the database.

     postgresql-setup initdb
  3. Enable password authentication for localhost.

     sed -i \
         -e '/^host\s*all\s*all\s*[0-9:./]*\s*ident$/ s|ident|md5|' \
  4. Enable and start the database service.

     systemctl enable postgresql
     systemctl start postgresql
  5. Set up the database for simp-console. (In the example below, we’re using simp_console for both the database name and the user name. Replace the string REPLACE_ME below with a password generated for the simp_console database user.)

     runuser -l postgres -c "psql" <<END
     create database simp_console;
     create user simp_console with encrypted password 'REPLACE_ME';
     grant all privileges on database simp_console to simp_console;
  6. Configure simp-console to use the database we just created. (Again, replace the string REPLACE_ME with the password used in the previous step.)

     echo "main.database: 'postgres://simp_console:REPLACE_ME@localhost/simp_console'" >> /etc/simp/simp-console.yaml

Migrating from SQLite to PostgreSQL

To migrate a SQLite database to PostgreSQL, use the simp-console migrate command.

Changing the Database Table Prefix

By default, the SIMP Console configures a table prefix for all database tables it manages. This allows admins the capability to run multiple SIMP Console instances using the same underlying database. For example, one could have tables with the names production, staging, and dev all within the same database.

The default prefix is production, but it can be changed. For example, this creates all database tables with dev_ in front of them.

main.database_table_prefix: dev