A Summary for preparing a Linux Web Server to host Web Applications
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Description

Preparing a baseline installation of a Linux server to host web applications and securing it from a number of attack vectors. The prepation includes installation and configuration of a database server and deployment of a python flask web application.

This project is for completion of Udacity's Full-Stack Web Developer Nanodegree.

Server info

  • IP Address: 192.99.55.117
  • SSH Port: 2200

Software Installed

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
  • Database MS: PostgreSQL, SQLite.
  • Apcahe2
  • mod_wsgi
  • Python 2.7

Configurations

  • Blocking the remote access for the root user
  • Configuring the Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW) to only allow incoming connections for SSH (port 2200), HTTP (port 80), and NTP (port 123).
  • Forcing Key-pair Authentication