Linux System : Free Employee Monitoring with Automatic Screenshots

Introduction :

Automatic screen-shots of Linux system directly import on your web server with Linux samba server service and Scrot command.

Configuration in Web Server

  1. Setup web panel UI on your web server :

Get web panel PHP/HTML code from Github URL: https://github.com/raj412/Employee-Monitoring-for-Linux-System

It’s work in Linux server LAMP environment(no need database for this configuration )

Default login username password is admin/1234. You can change username/password from login.php file in line number #6

Login Page :

Dashboard :

Screenshot Page :

2. Samba server configuration on web server :

I. Install Samba on your server where you setup Linux screenshot log system web panel.

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install samba

II. Set a password for your user in Samba

sudo smbpasswd -a <user_name>

III. Share gallery-images folder from you web panel.

This is my web panel gallery-images path /var/www/html/linuxscreenshot/gallery-images

IV. Edit the file “/etc/samba/smb.conf”

[<folder_name>]

path = /var/www/html/linuxscreenshot/gallery-images.

valid users = <user_name>

read only = no

V. Restart the samba service

sudo service smbd restart

Configuration on Linux System (Employee System)

  1. Install cifs-utils in employees Linux system :

CIFS-UTILS use for mount network shared folder in system.

Run this command for install cifs service in Linux system.

sudo apt-get install cifs-utils

2. Install scrot in employees Linux system:

Scrot use for tacking screenshot of current display of Linux system.

Run this command for install scrot service in Linux system.

sudo apt-get install scrot

You check with run scrot [image-name].png

3. Add Linux script in employees Linux system:

Employee system username is user1

linux system mount point is /var/opt/img/ (You can use mount point as you like)

Network shared location : //serverhost/gallery-images/user1/

Samba username/password : smabauser/sambapw

> Linux script like this.

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#!/bin/sh

LOCATION=”$(date +/var/opt/img/%Y/%m/%d)”

if mountpoint -q /var/opt/img

then

mkdir -p $LOCATION

cd $LOCATION

DISPLAY=:0 scrot ‘%Y-%m-%d-%H%M.jpg’ -q 20

else

sudo mount -t cifs //serverhost/gallery-images/user1/ /var/opt/img/ -o user=smabauser,password=sambapw,iocharset=utf8,uid=user1

mkdir -p $LOCATION

cd $LOCATION

DISPLAY=:0 scrot ‘%Y-%m-%d-%H%M.jpg’ -q 20

fi

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Save this file as auto.sh

4. Set corn job for auto.sh in employee system:

Add corn job for run auto.sh file every 5 mints

Open corn with run command

crontab -e

Add this line

*/5 * * * * sh /path/of/shfile/auto.sh

This auto.sh file automatically run every 5 mints and script take screenshot with scrot command and upload on mounted network shared drive.

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