Configuring Anonymous Web Access in dbWatch

This guide outlines the updated process for configuring anonymous web access in dbWatch. The configuration is now managed through the ‘’ file, which simplifies the setup process.

Step 1: Create a User with Web Access

First, create a dedicated user for anonymous web access. Ensure this user has the read on web privilege.

- For instructions on assigning ‘read on web’ privileges, visit How to give users read on web

Step 2: Configure the File

The anonymous web access settings are now located in the ‘’ file. To locate this file:

  • Find the Web Server’s Configuration Directory:
    You can find it within the server’s config directory, as named during the web server setup.
  • Check for the File:
    If ‘’ does not exist, it will be automatically generated approximately one minute after starting the server.
  • Edit the File:
    Open the ‘’ file, which should initially appear as follows:
# anonymous
# anonymous.token = password:<set password>@user:<set user>
  1. Configure the Settings:
  • Uncomment the ‘anonymous.token’ line by removing the ‘#’.
  • Set the Password and User: Replace and with the appropriate credentials.
  • Set the Domain: Replace with your server’s governing domain.

Step 3: Apply the Configuration

After saving changes to ‘’, dbWatch will automatically apply the new configuration within 10 to 20 seconds.


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