Dual Docker: NGINX/Kong + Security Agent

In this option you will deploy two docker images:

  • NGINX or Kong - managed locally by you

  • CloudGuard WAF Agent - centrally managed via WebUI or API

The benefit of this mode is that you can upgrade each docker separately.

Step 1: Pull agent container image

As part of your CI, use the checkpoint/infinity-next-nano-agent registry to pull the Nano-Agent image.

Step 2: Obtain the registration token

Make sure you obtain the <token> from the Enforcement Profile page, Authentication section. you will need it during agent deployment.

Step 3: Run the agent

Run the agent with this command:

docker run -d --name=agent-container --ipc=host -v=<path to persistent location for agent config>:/etc/cp/conf -v=<path to persistent location for agent data files>:/etc/cp/data -v=<path to persistent location for agent debugs and logs>:/var/log/nano_agent –e https_proxy=<user:password@Proxy address:port> -it <agent-image> /cp-nano-agent --token <token>

–e https_proxy parameter is optional and used only in case the outbound traffic reaches the internet through a proxy server.

Step 4: Replace the NGINX/Kong container with the Check Point NGINX/Kong container

Replace the NGINX container using the following registry to pull the image for this deployment:

As part of creating your reverse proxy for this environment, make sure that the reverse proxy is deployed with the correct downstream and upstream routing.

Step 5: Modify the NGINX/Kong run command

Change your existing NGINX/Kong docker run command and add the --ipc=host parameter.

If you are installing a reverse proxy for the first time and have no prior knowledge of deployment methods, an example of simple deployment instructions using NGINX can be found in the official NGINX docker hub repository.

Step 6: Deploy the two containers

Deploy the two containers.

To make sure that it is running, run: docker ps.

Step 7: Configure SSL certificates (optional if the servers do not use HTTPS)

To configure SSL certificates in NGINX follow these guides:

To configure SSL certificates in Kong follow the guide in the following link.

Step 8: Verify installation

Following the steps above, the agent will install and connect automatically. CloudGuard WAF web portal should display a successful connection message:

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