Introducing JShielder

JShielder is an Open Source tool developed to help SysAdmin and developers secure there Linux Servers in which they will be deploying any web application. This tool automates the process of installing all the necessary packages to host a web application and Hardening a Linux server with little interaction from the user.

This tool is a Bash Script with a little python script that hardens the Linux Server security automatically and the steps followed are:

  • Configures a Hostname
  • Reconfigures the Timezone
  • Updates the entire System
  • Creates a New Admin user so you can manage your server safely without the need of doing remote connections with root.
  • Generates Secure RSA Keys, so that remote access to your server is done exclusive from you local pc and no Conventional password
  • Configures, Optimize and secures the SSH Server
  • Configures IPTABLES Rules to protect the server from common attacks
  • Protects the server against Brute Force attacks by installing a configuring fail2ban
  • Stop Portscans by blocking intrusive IP via IPTABLES using portsentry
  • Install, configure, and optimize MySQL
  • Install the Apache Web Server
  • Install, configure and secure PHP
  • Secure Apache via configuration file and with installation of the Modules ModSecurity, ModEvasive, Qos and SpamHaus
  • Installs RootKit Hunter
  • Secures Root Home and Grub Configuration Files
  • Installs Unhide to help Detect Malicious Hidden Processes
  • Installs Tiger, A Security Auditing and Intrusion Prevention system
  • Restrict Access to Apache Config Files
  • Disable Compilers
  • Creates Daily Cron job for System Updates
  • Kernel Hardening via sysctl configuration File (Tweaked)

Recently Added Hardening Steps

  • Added PHP Suhosin Installation to protect PHP Code and Core for Known and Unknown flaws
  • Use of Function for code execution customization
  • Distro Selection Menu
  • Function Selection Menu
  • Deployment Selection Menu (LAMP, LEMP, Reverse Proxy)
  • Added LEMP Deployment with ModSecurity
  • Added /tmp folder Hardening
  • Added PSAD IDS installation
  • Added Process Accounting
  • Added Unattended Upgrades
  • Added MOTD and Banners for Unauthorized access
  • Disable USB Support for Improved Security (Optional)
  • Restrictive Default UMASK
  • Added Additional Hardening Steps
  • Auditd install (New) **
  • Sysstat install (New) **
  • ArpWatch install (New) **

** For Ubuntu 14.04LTS only, Working on the Newer versions for Ubuntu

To Download and Run the tool

# git clone

# cd jshielder/

# chmod +x



As the Root user

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