Number:  A000093
Creation Date:  2019-05-08
Category:  IMT Security
Effective Date:  2021-05-19
Last Reviewed:  2022-06-24
Version:  2.0
Scheduled Review Date: 2023-04-01
Security Classification:  Protected A
Status:  Approved


Please note:

This policy instrument is still currently under review. It has been updated to reflect the current organizational structure, correct broken links and other minor updates.

​​​​​This standard is to support sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.8-5.10, 5.24-5.27 of the Information Security Management Directive (ISMD).

Server hardening is a process of enhancing server security to ensure the Government of Alberta (GoA) is following industry best practices.

This standard applies to all GoA servers (e.g., application, web, database, and file servers), and identifies the minimum requirements for installing and managing server based resources.

Please note that information classified as Protected (per the Data and Information Security Classification standard) is only accessible to Government of Alberta Employees. External users are therefore not able to download this document. To request access, please contact us:

Keywords: Server Hardening