Question: How To Create A New read Only Nagios User For Web Access

This article will show you how to create a new read only Nagios user for web access.

This is a three steps process which you will need to:

  1. Use a web tool to create the user with an encrypted password
  2. Add the user to the Nagios web access database
  3. Edit the cgi.cfg to grant access to the new user

1. Step one go to

And generate a user and a password and click Create htpasswd.file

2.Copy the live and copy it to htpasswd.users located at /user/local/nagios/etc

3.Once done open your cgi.cfg and the two lines in Red under the first two lines.






When done try it (there is no need to restart Nagios)