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 kcweb(1M)                                                         kcweb(1M)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      kcweb - start the HP-UX kernel configuration tool (a Web interface)

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
        kcweb [-h hostname ] [-F ]

        kcweb -c

        kcweb -s ( stop | startssl | status | restart )

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      The HP-UX Kernel Configuration tool (kcweb) user interface uses a Web
      browser. Executing the kcweb command without any options performs the
      following tasks:

           +  create server certificates if needed

           +  start the management Web server if it is not running

           +  start a Web client (browser)

      An attempt will be made to connect to a Mozilla/Netscape Web browser
      running on the X server defined by the DISPLAY environment variable.
      If a running Mozilla/Netscape client is found, it will be used,
      otherwise a new Mozilla/Netscape session will be initiated. This will
      only happen if the Mozilla/Netscape process is running in the same
      system as that referenced by the DISPLAY variable, unless the -F
      option is used.

      Note: By default, the HP-UX kernel configuration tool (kcweb) invokes
      the Mozilla Web browser. If you want to support any other browser
      (Netscape), set the $BROWSER environment variable as shown below:

      export BROWSER=/opt/netscape/netscape

      If kcweb is executed without any options, the server will stop
      automatically after a period of inactivity. If the server is started
      explicitly using the "kcweb -s startssl", it will run until the system
      is rebooted or the server is stopped with "kcweb -s stop".

    Options    [Toc]    [Back]
           kcweb recognizes the following options:

      -h hostname    Configure a remote system ( hostname ), using a client
                     on the local system. The kcweb server on the remote
                     system must already be running.

      -F             Forces a client browser to be used in less secure ways.
                     Two security features are overridden by the -F option.

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 kcweb(1M)                                                         kcweb(1M)

                     The -F option forces the client browser to be used or
                     started, even if the X-traffic between the X-server and
                     the Mozilla/Netscape browser is not secure.

                     If kcweb is executed by root with the -F option, a
                     temporary login bypass key will be generated. The
                     bypass key allows the user to access the Web interface
                     without having to provide login information again.

                     Only use this option if you are sure the network
                     traffic between the host where Mozilla/Netscape browser
                     is running, and the host in the DISPLAY variable is

                     When kcweb is invoked by SAM, the -F option is used.

      -c             Forces the creation of new server certificates. This
                     can be performed if the server's certificates expire,
                     or if the security of the certificates has been
                     compromised. When new certificates are created, the
                     kcweb command will also restart the kcweb Web server.

                     The -c option is only available to the user "root",
                     because it requires creation of an SSL certificate.

      -s (stop|startssl|status|restart)
                     The -s option is only available to the user "root."

                     stop           stops the running kcweb Web server.

                     startssl       starts the kcweb Web server, if started
                                    this way, it will run until rebooted or
                                    until stopped with "kcweb -s stop".

                     status         displays the status of the kcweb Web

                     restart        stops and then starts (startssl) the
                                    kcweb Web server.

    Security Certificates    [Toc]    [Back]
      kcweb will generate an SSL certificate authority and use that to sign
      a generated SSL certificate. Because this certificate is self signed,
      your web browser will probably prompt you to see if you want to accept
      this certificate before it connects to the HP-UX kernel configuration

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 kcweb(1M)                                                         kcweb(1M)

      It is possible to accept these certificates each time, just for the
      session, or you can accept the certificates on a permanent basis (10
      years), and not have to accept them again later.

      kcweb regenerates the certificates when they are not there, if the
      hostname is changed on the system, or when the "-c" option is used.

    Online Help    [Toc]    [Back]
      Once the HP-UX kernel configuration tool is started, the online help
      provides details on how to use the tool.

 RETURN VALUE    [Toc]    [Back]
      Upon completion, kcweb returns one of the following values:

      0    Successful.

      1    An error occurred.

 WARNINGS    [Toc]    [Back]
      Accepting a certificate saves an identifier for the certificate in a
      file where the browser is running. If you reinstall the kcweb gui, the
      certificate will be altered, and some browsers report the change in id
      as a potential security violation.

      When this happens, you have to instruct your browser to delete the
      saved certificate. On Mozilla, this is done by selecting the
      "Mozilla->Edit->Preferences" menu pick. On the resulting dialog box,
      select the "Privacy & Security" category and choose the "Certificates"
      option. In the "Certificates" window, choose the "Manage Certificates"
      button. The "Certificate Manager" window is displayed. In the "Your
      Certificates" tab, delete any certificates for machine associated with
      the security violation by choosing the "Delete" button.

      On Netscape 4.7x this is done by selecting the
      "Communicator:Tools:Security Info" menu pick. On the resulting dialog
      box, select the "Certificates:Web Sites" area and delete any
      certificates for machine associated with the security violation.

 AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]
      kcweb was developed by Hewlett-Packard.

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
      kctune(1M), kcalarm(1M), kcusage(1M), kclog(1M), kcmond(1M),

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