By separating Apache web server security functions from non-privileged users, roles can be developed that can then be used to administer the Apache web server. Forcing users to change from a non-privileged account to a privileged account when operating on the Apache web server or on security-relevant information forces users to only operate as a Web Server Administrator when necessary. Operating in this manner allows for better logging of changes and better forensic information and limits accidental changes to the Apache web server. NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.
Restrict access to the web administration tool to only the System Administrator, Web Manager, or the Web Manager designees.