Stand-alone version of ImunifyAV+

Below you can find the steps to install and run ImunifyAV, in stand-alone mode, or within any hosting panel.

Operating system

  • CentOS 6/7/8
  • RHEL 6/7
  • CloudLinux OS

There are some basic steps to run ImunifyAV as a stand-alone application:

  1. Define a way to serve web-based UI
  2. Provide ImunifyAV with an actual list of users in the system
  3. Configure a user authentication process


Imunify Web-UI PHP code has to be executed under a non-root user which has access to /var/run/defence360agent/non_root_simple_rpc.sock. If it runs in CageFS, you'll need to configure it accordingly.

How to configure ImunifyAV UI


Imunify UI requires the proc_open PHP function to be enabled. If you are unable to log in, you might see a related message in the errror.log of the web-server. If so, please remove it from the disable_functions list in php.ini.

Create the file /etc/sysconfig/imunify360/integration.conf with the ui_path option defining the path that will serve web-based UI.

For example:

ui_path = /var/www/vhosts/imav/

ImunifyAV will automatically copy UI files there during installation/upgrade.


Ensure that the domain you are going to use for the ImunifyAV web-based UI refers to this path, and that there are no other scripts or files under ui_path, as they might be overridden by the ImunifyAV installation.


The issue fix related to incorrect integration.conf file parsing is coming. It will be available to all customers within the next 2 weeks. Until that, it is required to list the UI path settings in both lower and upper case, for example:


UI_PATH = /srv/www/

ui_path = /srv/www/

How to provide ImunifyAV with an actual list of users (optional)

By default, ImunifyAV will use Linux system users, limited by uid_min and uid_max from /etc/login.defs.

If you want to see a specific list of users (note, that all of them must be real linux users accessible via PAM), you can specify the user_list_script option in /etc/sysconfig/imunify360/integration.conf:

ui_path = …
user_list_script = /path/to/

It should point to an executable file that generates a json file with the following schema (domains are optional):

{"version": 1, "users": [{"name": "user1", "domains": [""]}, {"name": "user2"},..]}


Any type of executable file is acceptable. For example, you can use a Python or PHP script.

How to configure authentication for ImunifyAV (optional)

ImunifyAV can use PAM to authenticate users.

Once the UI is opened, the user sees a sign-in form. The credentials are checked via PAM.

You can specify which PAM service ImunifyAV should use with the service_name option:

service_name = system-auth

If it is not specified, the “system-auth” service is used.

By default, “root” is considered to be the only “admin” user.

To add more administrators, list them in the /etc/sysconfig/imunify360/auth.admin file.

How to install ImunifyAV

Now everything is ready to install ImunifyAV.

The installation instructions are the same as for cPanel/DirectAdmin version, and can be found in the technical documentation:

How to open ImunifyAV UI

Once ImunifyAV is installed, the web-based UI is available via the domain configured in ui_path.

For example:

if /var/www/vhosts/imav/ is the document root folder for domain, then you could open ImunifyAV with the following URL:

  • (when you have TLS certificate configured for the domain) or