QRadar 7.3.0 (CE) Community Edition – Install – Start to Finish – (Unofficial)

QRadar Community Edition v7.3.0 is a fully-featured version of QRadar that you can use at home or in your lab. As the QRadar Community Edition install is slightly different from the Standard / traditional QRadar installation. Thought there was value in creating this walk-through.

QRadar Community Edition v7.3.1 has been released. QRadar Community Edition v7.3.1

Note: “# sudo /opt/qradar/support/changePasswd.sh -a” command is used to set the QRadar WUI admin password at the end of the installation.

Links for the ISO’s used:


QRadar CE

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IPFire – The Initial Build (Firewall | Router| Proxy | Gateway)…

IPFire is a hardened open source Linux distribution that primarily performs as a router and a firewall. It’s a standalone firewall system with a web-based management console for configuration.

In short a Good Open-source firewall /proxy that can be used at home. Easy 2 install & Easy 2 use?

There are many open-source distros available today that could serve as a proxy or firewall. We are not saying IPFire is the only firewall/proxy distro. However, if you looking for an easy install system with many add-ons for home or small office use look no further. In this walk though will show you how to install the IPFire Open Source Firewall. Use it as your personal firewall gateway and proxy server.

For more information on IPFire visit https://www.ipfire.org

Installing Kali Linux on Windows 10

In this walk through we will show you how to install Kali Linux on Windows 10 / Or any Linux distributions offered via the store

More about Kali Linux App: https://www.kali.org/news/kali-linux-in-the-windows-app-store/

How to install any Linux distributions offered via the Windows store.

Windows build 16215 or later required. For more detailed information follow the Microsoft link here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10

OSSEC Open Source HIDS

— Refer to our UPDATED guide for OSSEC! —

OSSEC Open Source HIDS – Server, Web Interface & Windows Client Install.

This walk through will show you how to install OSSEC HIDS Server with Web User Interface. Configure the WUI and instal the client on a Windows machine.

—Start Here—

Assuming you have an existing Ubuntu server setup. 

  1. Update the system.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

2. Install some base applications

sudo apt install -y php php-cli php-common libapache2-mod-php apache2-utils sendmail inotify-tools apache2 build-essential gcc make wget tar libssl1.0-dev libz-dev libssl-dev libpcre2-dev libevent-dev

3. Enable rewrite, Apache & Start Apache.

sudo systemctl enable apache2

sudo systemctl start apache2

sudo a2enmod rewrite 

4. Let’s get the OSSEC source package, extract and install. (Check for the latest version -> https://www.ossec.net/download-ossec/ at the time of creating this document version = 3.1.0

wget https://github.com/ossec/ossec-hids/archive/3.1.0.tar.gz

tar -xvzf 3.1.0.tar.gz

cd ossec-hids-3.1.0/

sudo sh ./install.sh 

5. The OSSEC Service options & starting

Usage: ./ossec-control {start|stop|reload|restart|status|enable|disable}

sudo / var/ossec/bin/ossec-control start

6. Install the OSSEC web User Interface.

cd /tmp/

sudo git clone https://github.com/ossec/ossec-wui.git

sudo mv /tmp/ossecwui /var/www/html

cd /var/www/html/ossec-wui

sudo ./setup.sh 

6.1 Set some file permissions 

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/ossec-wui/

sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/ossec-wui/

Restart Apache2

sudo systemctl restart apache2

7. Open browser and navigate to http://your-servers-ip/ossec-wui

To see how to install the agent /client on a windows desktop for the Youtube recording of this install to 14:38


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