Installing and Configuring SquidAnalyzer on Debian Jessie

What's up folks, so here I will show you how to configure SquidAnalyzer on Debian Jessie, I think it is pretty easy.

Prepare your system with the following shell script if you do not use this script please, be aware that can be some problems during the progress.

Let's install some packets that we need to configure properly the SquidAnalyzer.

aptitude install build-essential apache2 git -y

Now we need to access the /var/www/html and let's get the squidanalyzer from the github

cd /var/www/html/
git clone

Now we need to rename the squidanalyzer directory

mv squidanalyzer squidanalyzer-sources

Now we need to access the squidanalyzer-sources directory

cd squidanalyzer-sources

Now we need to configure the Makefile.PL as follow

perl Makefile.PL \
     LOGFILE=/var/log/squid3/access.log \
     BINDIR=/usr/bin \
     CONFDIR=/etc/squidanalyzer \
     HTMLDIR=/var/www/html/squidanalyzer \
     BASEURL=/ \
     MANDIR=/usr/man/man3 \

Now we need to run the make of squidanalyzer


Now we need to run the make install

make install

Now we need to copy the images from squidanalyzer-sources to the html directory

cp -Rfa /var/www/html/squidanalyzer-sources/resources/images/* /var/www/html/squidanalyzer/images/

Now we need to configure the global variables as follow, here only make sure that all the configurations are as mine.

vim /etc/squidanalyzer/squidanalyzer.conf
# The document root of the squidanalyzer
Output  /var/www/html/squidanalyzer
# Here we need to set up the WebUrl where the system will get the images and script
WebUrl  /
# Here we need to set up the access.log from squid, if you are using another location please choose your own.
LogFile /var/log/squid3/access.log
NetworkAlias    /etc/squidanalyzer/network-aliases
UserAlias       /etc/squidanalyzer/user-aliases
#Here we can use the following languages
#ca_CA.txt  cs_CZ.txt  de_DE.txt  en_US.txt  es_ES.txt  fr_FR.txt  it_IT.txt  pl_PL.txt pt_BR.txt  ru_RU.txt  uk_UA.txt
Lang   /etc/squidanalyzer/lang/en_US.txt
# The date format you can choose your own
DateFormat      %d-%m-%y

Now we need to create a virtualhost to squidanalyzer as follow

vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/squidanalyzer.conf
<VirtualHost *:80>
  DocumentRoot "/var/www/squidanalyzer"
   <Directory "/var/www/squidanalyzer">
     Options +FollowSymLinks +FollowSymLinks +MultiViews
     AllowOverride All
     AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/access/squidanalyzer-htpasswd
     AuthName "SquidAnalyzer"
     AuthType Basic
     require valid-user
  ServerSignature Off
  LogLevel info
  ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/squidanalyzer-error.log
  CustomLog /var/log/apache2/squidanalyzer-access.log combined

Now we need to create the AuthUserFile because the SquidAnalyzer does not has a authentication page.

We need to create the directory that will store the file

mkdir /etc/apache2/access/

Now we need to create the username and password to access the SquidAnalyzer

htpasswd -s -c /etc/apache2/access/squidanalyzer-htpasswd squidanalyzer
New password: 
Re-type new password: 
Adding password for user squidanalyzer

Now we need to disable the default virtualhost

a2dissite 000-default

Let's enable the configuration of lightsquid

a2ensite squidanalyzer.conf

We need to configure now the crontab to update the SquidAnalyzer, here I will configure the schedule to update the SquidAnalyzer every 10 minutes.

crontab -e
0 */10     *       *       *    /usr/bin/squid-analyzer > /dev/null 2>&1

Now let's create the first one report

/usr/bin/squid-analyzer > /dev/null 2>&1

Now we need to restart the Apache service

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Now we can use the web interface to get information about user access in or http://ip_servidor

After login we will get something like below

Here if you select Stat 2015* we can get something like this

The SquidAnalyzer is very interactive web interface.