git clone https://github.com/zecure/shadowd_python.git
You can install the package from Pypi with easy_install or pip.
easy_install shadowd pip install shadowd
Or by hand.
python setup.py install
To protect CGI applications you simply have to load the module.
Django applications require a small modification. It is necessary to create a hook to intercept requests. To do this create the file middleware/shadowdconnector.py in the application directory.
from shadowd.django_connector import InputDjango, OutputDjango, Connector class ShadowdConnectorMiddleware(object): def process_request(self, request): input = InputDjango(request) output = OutputDjango() status = Connector().start(input, output) if not status == True: return status
There also has to be an empty __init__.py file in the middleware directory. Next you have to register the middleware in the settings.py file of your application.
MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES = ( 'middleware.shadowdconnector.ShadowdConnectorMiddleware', # ... )
The connector should be at the beginning of the MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES list.
Flask applications require a small modification as well. It is necessary to create a hook to intercept requests.
from shadowd.flask_connector import InputFlask, OutputFlask, Connector @app.before_request def before_req(): input = InputFlask(request) output = OutputFlask() Connector().start(input, output)
Copy the configuration file from misc/examples/connectors.ini to /etc/shadowd/connectors.ini and edit it. The file is annotated and should be self-explanatory, but if you are stuck you can find more information in the documentation. Make sure that it is readable by the web server user, otherwise your site will not work anymore.
If you plan to protect multiple applications you can use the environment variable SHADOWD_CONNECTOR_CONFIG to specify different configuration files for every target.
Ignore sensitive input!
You should use the ignore function of the connector to disregard very sensitive input, e.g., passwords.
You have successfully installed Shadow Daemon, now you can start with the configuration. If you do not know how to configure Shadow Daemon check out the tutorial about rules.