Configuring the WAPT Server

The WAPT Server configuration file on GNU/ Linux systems is found in /opt/wapt/conf/waptserver.ini.

The WAPT Server configuration file on Windows systems is found in C:\wapt\conf\waptserver.ini.


Modification of these files is reserved for advanced users!!

Section [option]

Several options can be defined in the section:

Available parameters for the [option] section of waptserver.ini



allow_unauthenticated_connect = False

Defines whether websocket connections should be authenticated

allow_unauthenticated_registration = True

Allows the initial registration of the WAPT agent using a login and password

allow_unsigned_status_data = False

Debug only - Allows unsigned status data from agent

application_root = ‘’

Set custom WAPT server application root path (ex: wapt)

auto_create_ldap_users = True

Related to user ACLs

client_certificate_lifetime = 3650

Host certificate lifetime

clients_read_timeout = 5

Websocket client timeout

clients_signing_certificate =

Host certificates signing cert

clients_signing_crl_days =

Host certificates signing CRL day

clients_signing_crl =

Host certificates signing CRL

clients_signing_crl_url =

Host certificates signing CRL URL

clients_signing_key =

Host certificates signing key

client_tasks_timeout = 1

Maximum allowed delay before WAPT agent requests timeout

db_connect_timeout = 10

Maximum allowed delay before PostgreSQL queries timeout

db_host =

Address of the PostgreSQL server (empty by default, it will use a local Unix Socket).

db_max_connections = 100

Maximum simultaneous connections to the PostgreSQL database

db_name = wapt

Name of the PostgreSQL database that the WAPT Server will connect to.

db_password =

Password for authenticating the user on the PostgreSQL database (default: empty, it will use a local UNIX socket)

db_port = 5432

Port of the PostgreSQL server

db_stale_timeout = 300

Database stale timeout, default to 300 seconds

db_user =

Name of the PostgreSQL user connecting to the database (default: empty, it will use a local UNIX socket).

enable_store = False

Enables WAPT Store Webui (WAPT Enterprise only)

encrypt_host_packages = False

Encrypt host package with client certificate

htpasswd_path = None

Adds basic authentication to WAPT Server

http_proxy = http://srvproxy.mydomain.lan:3128

Defines the proxy server to allow the WAPT server to recover its CRL

known_certificates_folder = /opt/wapt/ssl/

Adds additional knowed CA for certificate validation

ldap_auth_base_dn = None

Defines LDAP authentication base DN

ldap_auth_server = None

Defines LDAP authentication server

ldap_auth_ssl_enabled = True

Sets SSL auth on LDAP connections

loglevel = debug

Debug level. default level is warning

max_clients = 4096

Sets maximum simultaneous WAPT clients connection

min_password_length = 10

Sets minimum admin password length

nginx_http = 80

Defines Nginx http port (Windows only)

nginx_https = 443

Defines Nginx https port (Windows only)

remote_repo_diff = False

Enable remote repositories diff

remote_repo_support = True

Enables remote repositories functionnality on WAPT Server

remote_repo_websockets = True

Enables websocket communication with remote repositories agents

secret_key = FKjfzjfkF687fjrkeznfkj7678jknk78687

Random string for initializing the Python Flask application server. It is generated when first installing the WAPT Server and is unique for every WAPT Server.

server_uuid = 76efezfa6-b309-1fez5-92cd-8ea48fc122dc

WAPT Server UUID (this anonymous id is used for WAPT statistics).

signature_clockskew = 72000

Maximum allowed time difference for the websockets

token_lifetime = 43200

Authentication token lifetime

trusted_signers_certificates_folder = None

Path to trusted signers certificate directory

trusted_users_certificates_folder = None

Path to trusted users CA certificate directory

use_kerberos = True

Requires a Kerberos authentication when first registering the WAPT agent.

use_ssl_client_auth = False

Enables client certification authentication

wapt_admin_group_dn = CN=waptadmins,OU=groups,DC=ad,DC=mydomain,DC=lan

LDAP DN of Active Directory User Group allowed to connect to WAPT console

wapt_admin_group = None

CN of Active Directory User Group allowed to connect to WAPT console

wapt_folder = /var/www/wapt

Directory of the WAPT repository.

wapt_huey_db = C:\Program Files(x86)\wapt\db\waptservertasks.sqlite

Path to database that handles tasks

wapt_password = 46642dd2b1dfezfezgfezgadf0ezgeezgezf53d

SuperAdmin password for connecting to the WAPT console.

waptserver_port = 8080

Specify WAPT Server python service port, default to 8080

wapt_user = admin

Defines the SuperAdmin username in the WAPT console.

waptwua_folder = /var/www/waptwua

Location of WAPT WUA folder

wol_port = 9,123,4000

List of WakeOnLAN UDP ports to send magic packets to

wapt_bind_interface =

Define how to listen to the waptserver service

Configuring Nginx

The default Nginx configuration is as follows:

server {
  listen                      80;
  listen                      443 ssl;
  server_name                 _;
  ssl_certificate             "/opt/wapt/waptserver/ssl/cert.pem";
  ssl_certificate_key         "/opt/wapt/waptserver/ssl/key.pem";
  ssl_protocols               TLSv1.2;
  ssl_dhparam                 /etc/ssl/certs/dhparam.pem;
  ssl_prefer_server_ciphers   on;
  ssl_ciphers                 'EECDH+AESGCM:EDH+AESGCM:AES256+EECDH:AES256+EDH';
  ssl_stapling                on;
  ssl_stapling_verify         on;
  ssl_session_cache           none;
  ssl_session_tickets         off;
  index index.html;

  location ~ ^/wapt.* {
    proxy_set_header Cache-Control "store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0";
    proxy_set_header Pragma "no-cache";
    proxy_set_header Expires "Sun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT";
    root "/var/www";

  location / {
    proxy_set_header X-Real-IP  $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header Host $host;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;

  location  ~ ^/(api/v3/upload_packages|api/v3/upload_hosts/|upload_waptsetup)  {
    client_max_body_size 4096m;
    client_body_timeout 1800;

  location /wapt-host/Packages {
    return 403;

  location /wapt-host/add_host_kerberos {
    return 403;

  location / {

  location / {
    proxy_http_version 1.1;
    proxy_buffering off;
    proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
    proxy_set_header Connection "Upgrade";