Beltane is a web-based central
management console for the
Samhain file integrity / intrusion
detection system. It enables the administrator to browse client messages,
acknowledge them, and update centrally stored file signature databases.
As the Samhain daemon keeps
a memory of file changes, the file signature database need only be
up to date when the daemon restarts and downloads the database from
the central server. Beltane allows you to use the information
logged by the client in order to update the signature database.
Beltane requires a
Samhain (version 1.6.0 or higher)
with file signature databases stored on the central server, and logging
to an SQL database enabled.
Beltane is a PHP application, with some additional
components written in C. It requires PHP version 4.3 or later,
compiled as Apache module or as CGI interpreter.
cookies enabled. We recommend Mozilla/Firefox, as it is rumoured to
be the most standard-conforming browser, but most inferior browsers
may work as well.
Documentation is provided as SGML and HTML files within the
tarball. It is strongly recommended to read the documentation before
attempting to install Beltane.
Beltane I is a free prototype which provides the basic
functionality as described above. However,
due to design problems that were only fixed in Beltane II the performance
for baseline updates is poor, and thus Beltane I may not
be very useful if you have more than a single client. Beltane I
is available under the GNU Public License.
beltane-1.0.19.tar.gz (185 kB)
Release date: Sep 14, 2012
MD5 checksum: 4b8c5c8b23225fc9b6d2554fdf78827c
PGP signature: beltane-1.0.19.tar.gz.sig
Copyright © 2002-2012 Rainer Wichmann.
Beltane 1 ("the software") is distributed under the terms of the
GNU General Public Licence
Beltane II is targeted at
users with large samhain client/server installations, and
offers features for significantly improved scalability
and usability in such environments.
Screenshots and Presentation Slides (in pdf format).
Beltane II provides:
Major performance and scalability improvements
for reduced memory consumption, much faster baseline
database updates, and faster reload of the client panel
Support for Oracle Database (Beltane version 2.1.1 and above)
Client Status Display (running/dead/unknown)
Sorting and Filtering of the message list, as well
as a Search function.
GnuPG Signing of client file signature databases
after an update
Multiple Users with logging of login/logouts, separation
of samhain clients into different groups, HTTP
authentication, LDAP authentication.
Diff viewing for modified files if full file content is
stored in baseline database (this is possible since samhain
User Manual available online.
Obtaining Beltane II
Beltane II is not distributed under the terms of the
GNU Public license. In particular, redistribution is not
permitted. Please read the license for details.
With your license, you will obtain the password for the Beltane II
download directory. You will then be able to
download the newest version of Beltane II whenever you wish, as often
as you wish.
One limited license (at most two installations
of beltane, managing
at most ten samhain clients) will be granted to anyone who has made
towards the development of Beltane (we suggest something on the
order of EUR 25 / USD 30, but it's really up to you how much you want
Please make sure to send note with your donation indicating a
valid e-mail address to receive your login password, if you don't
want to have it sent to your Paypal address.
If donating via Paypal is not an acceptable option for you, please refer
to Samhain Services for other options.
Other license options
For unlimited licenses (unlimited number of Beltane II
managed samhain clients), as well as for any other license and/or
please refer to Samhain Services.
Beltane II download (password required)
Release date: Feb 17, 2015
MD5 checksum: 3ef09923e8acfc46836d1373c8e53c4e
PGP signature: beltane-2.4.9.tar.gz.sig
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