Agilicus Connector Sign-In


Connector Install: Sign-In

Connector Install: Sign-In

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Installing an Agilicus Connector creates a new type of user, a service account. This service account is created automatically for you, using your (the administrators) privilege as a bootstrap. This service account has a restricted set of abilities. You may see (and delete after deleting a connector) in the admin front end under ‘Access/Service Accounts’.

Once this service account is created, the Connector will use this identity without further user intervention.

In order to create the service account, and get its credentials, the install process needs you to authorise it. To do this, 2 methods exist (both yield identical results):

  1. Open a new browser, request you to sign in. This in turn uses a ‘callback’ URI that points to the host you are trying to install the connector on. Your browser, upon finishing the sign-in flow, will do a redirect to http://localhost:<someport>, passing the access token forward.
  2. Copy a URL you are given, paste it into your browser, this will give you a code, paste that back into the location you started the install from.
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Typically if you are using a graphical desktop operating system, and signed into it as yourself, you would use method #1. If you are remotely accessing a system, or it is a headless embedded device, you would use method #2.

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In some cases both methods are available, in which case the first one to answer will be used.

Note: The Connector installation process should be run with Administrative (e.g. Root, LocalAdmin privilege). If you do not, it will attempt to elevate for you (as you can see in the below example).

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A console log of the initial install process is shown below. In this example, you would have seen your browser open automatically with a sign-in screen as above right. If you sign in this way, the installation will complete.
Instead, you may copy the URL given (https://auth.YOURDOMAIN/auth?client_id=agilicus-builtin-agent-connector…) into the browser on your desktop. You will then see a screen as shown. Copy the token (osfygqo2j…) and paste it in where it says “Enter verification code:“, and the installation will complete.

Whichever method you use, you will achieve the same result, and the Agilicus Connector will need no further intervention.