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Linux – Installing Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System)
  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 19 Feb, 2021

IDS(Intrusion detection system) is a software application that monitors your system and checks whether any malicious activity is found or not and reports that to the administrator. Security is a big issue for any Linux administrator, so today we are going to discuss how you can install Tripwire IDS on Linux, Tripwire is a popular open-source Linux Intrusion Detection System (IDS) that runs on systems to check if any of the files have modified or changed in authentically and alert that to the administrator, if the administrator finds the changes authentic, they can accept the changes by updating Tripwire database. 

In the following tutorial, here using Kali Linux which is a Debian-based distro, and in Ubuntu and Debian, Tripwire is a part of the default repositories, so we can install Tripwire directly using commands in the terminal.

Steps to Install

 On Ubuntu/Debian first, we have to update the system by typing

sudo apt-get update 
How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux

sudo apt-get update

And after that install Tripwire by typing the command:

sudo apt install tripwire
How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux

sudo apt install tripwire

Select on Ok:
 



How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux

 passphrase for the first of the pair of keys

Select yes for creating site key passphrases.

How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux

site key pass phrases creation 

Then select Ok

How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux

 passphrase for the Second of the pair of keys

Then Select Yes for creating a local key passphrase:

How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux

local key pass phrases creation 

Then select Ok:

How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux

Then select Yes for Rebuilding Tripwire:

How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux

select yes

Then select Ok:

How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux



Then select OK:

How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux

Now Enter a site-key passphrase. Make sure you remember it as it will be needed later.

How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux

Click Ok

Now again repeat the passphrase you just wrote:

How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux

Click Ok

Now Enter a local-key passphrase. Make sure you remember it.

How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux

Click ok

Now again repeat the passphrase you just wrote:

How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux

Click Ok

And finally, Your Tripwire IDS is installed successfully:

How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux

Click ok

tripwire –check –help will list all the tripwire check commands option

How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux

tripwire –check –help

 

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