Silent install of EAA Client (Ubuntu)

  1. Download the latest EAA Client package for Ubuntu from ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč download links:

    https://eaaclientdownloads.akamai-access.com/eaaclientdistro/EAAClient-<version>-linux-amd64.deb
    
  2. Open the terminal and go to the location where you downloaded the EAA Client package.

  3. Run the command:

sudo dpkg -i EAAClient-<version>-linux-amd64.deb

The client installs silently on the computer.

  1. You can create the idp.ini file in the /opt/wapp directory of the system and enter url = https://myidpportal.mycompany.com in case they want to auto-seed after installation.

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Limitations

EAA Client does not support of these additional flags for Ubuntu installation:

--mode
--unattendedmodeui
--autostart
--forwardproxy

Switching to a different identity provider after a silent install

In Linux, the user or the admin creates the idp.ini file in the /opt/wapp directory manually. The content of the file should be the following: url = https://myidpportal.mycompany.com.

idp.ini file location: /opt/wapp/idp.ini

If you installed EAA Client in another location, search for idp.ini inside */EAAClient/ folder.
The idp.ini file has the URL of the identity provider portal.

For the silent install command, for the ‚Äďurl option, if you provide https://myidpportal.mycompany.com as the IdP_portal_URL, the idp.ini file contains this string:

url = https://myidpportal.mycompany.com

Users with admin rights can follow this procedure to allow EAA Client to configure another identity provider portal.

For example, to configure to https://myidpportal2.mycompany.com:

  1. Open the idp.ini file, replace the old URL with the new URL, and save it.

For example, update as: url = https://myidpportal2.mycompany.com and save the file.

  1. Perform a reset.

  2. Start the EAA Client. Click the EAA Client icon > Open EAA Client.

  3. Configure EAA Client.
    This configures EAA Client to the new identity provider.