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

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


Configuring the Database

Without any configuration, SIMP Console stores its settings in a SQLite database located in /var/db/simp/simp-console.db. While this is sufficient for small sites or demonstration purposes it is recommended to use PostgreSQL for larger sites.

Make sure the SIMP Console user has read and write access to the file and its containing directory. Specify a full URL to the database you want to connect to, and the username and password to authenticate.

main.database: 'sqlite:///path/to/location/simp-console.db'

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

 database: simp-console-database

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.yml

Alternatively, you can also configure the Simp Console to use a PostgreSQL database through simp-console.yml 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

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