Agent Deployment - Linux, BSD, Unix, Mac

Good to Know Typically the agent installation requires root level access on the system (for example in order to access the RPM database). After the cloud agent has been installed it can be configured to run in a specific user and group context (using the agent configuration tool).

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Linux/BSD/Unix Agent - How to enable proxy

Good to Know By default the Linux/BSD/Unix Agent will operate in non-proxy mode. The agent can be configured to use an HTTPS or HTTP proxy for internet access.

Options The agent can be configured in one of these ways:

1) /etc/sysconfig/qualys-cloud-agent - applicable for Cloud Agent on Linux (.rpm)

2) /etc/default/qualys-cloud-agent - applicable for Cloud Agent on Linux (.deb)

3) /etc/environment - applicable for Cloud Agent on Linux (.rpm), Linux (.deb).

4) /usr/local/etc/qualys-cloud-agent - applicable for Cloud Agent on BSD (.txz)

Tip - Option 3) is a better choice for Linux/Unix if the systemwide proxy will be used by the agent.

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Mac Agent - How to enable proxy

Good to Know Qualys proxy configured in the .../QualysCloudAgent/Config/proxy file will take preference over any proxies set in System Preferences (including Automatic Proxy, Web Proxy (HTTP), or Secure Web Proxy (HTTPS)).

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Agent Configuration Tool

Our tool for Linux, BSD, Unix, MacOS gives you many options: provision agents, configure logging, enable sudo to run all data collection commands, and configure the daemon to run as a specific user and/or group.. This tool  is available with Linux Agent 1.3 and later, BSD Agent, Unix Agent, Mac Agent.

You'll find this tool at /usr/local/qualys/cloud-agent/qualys-cloud-agent.sh

On Unix, the tool is located at /opt/qualys/cloud-agent/bin/qualys-cloud-agent.sh

Learn more

Cloud Agent for Linux Installation Guide PDF.

Cloud Agent for BSD Installation Guide PDF.

Cloud Agent for Unix Installation Guide PDF.

Cloud Agent for Mac Installation Guide PDF.

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