Description of steps necessary for taking SecurityRAT into production.


Before installing SecurityRAT, you have to have the following components installed:

  • JAVA 11
  • Mariadb
  • (recommended) Apache Web Server serving as a reverse proxy and terminating TLS

Installation & Configuration

  • Download the latest release of SecurityRAT (securityrat.tar.gz archive).
  • Unpack the downloaded archive to a desired location.
  • Log into your mariadb server and create an empty database for this application.
  • Edit the database in the file config/application-prod.yml according to the examples.

      databaseName: $YourDatabase
      username: $DBUserName
      password: $DBUserPassword
  • Enable TLS for spring boot if you don’t use a separate web server:
    • e.g. generate a self-signed certificate in the root directory of SecurityRAT: keytool -genkey -alias tomcat -storetype PKCS12 -keyalg RSA -keysize 2048 -keystore keystore.p12 -validity 3650
    • add the following lines into application-prod.yml:
        key-store: keystore.p12
        key-store-password: $MyPassword
        keyStoreType: PKCS12
        keyAlias: tomcat
  • Edit the authentication type and the Mail server configurarion in the file config/application.yml.

      type: FORM
      host: localhost # mail server
      port: 25
      username:	#might be needed depending on your mail server
      password:	#might be needed depending on your mail server
      protocol: smtp
      tls: false
      auth: false
      from: securityRAT@localhost # from email address

Running the Application

  • Switch to your SecurityRAT directory and run java -jar securityrat.jar
  • Go to the URL of your server and log in using the default credentials admin/admin.
  • Edit the constants in the application (under Administration -> constants) to the desired values.


  • It is important to change the admin password in prod mode.
  • We recommended using a web server (e.g. Apache as a proxy, with a proper TLS configuration set etc).