Using YUM or APT to install the client on Linux

To install the Centrify Client for Linux, you can use either the native package manager or repositories such as YUM or APT. This topic covers how to install using YUM or APT.

You can download and install agents from the "Yellowdog Updater, Modified (yum)", Software and Systems Development (SUSE), or Advanced Package Tool (APT) repositories and use those products’ command-line package‑management commands to manage automatic agent updates and dependencies locally or over the network. Before you can use SUSE, yum or APT, you must perform one of the following procedures to enable the repository.

Note:   The procedures in this section require that you log in to the Centrify Support Portal and go to the Centrify Repo site at https://www.centrify.com/support/customer-support-portal/repos/. On that page, click the link to generate the repo key. You will then specify the repo key in a yum (RHEL and so forth) or apt (Debian, Ubuntu, and so forth) configuration file. There are some examples on the Centrify repository site about how to add the key to your configuration file.

Note:   For additional details about configuring and using SUSE or yum repositories, see the documentation for the distribution of Linux you are using. For additional details about configuring and using APT repositories, see the documentation for the distribution of Debian Linux or Ubuntu you are using.

WARNING: If you specify your repository on the command line, be sure to clean out your command history afterwards. Because the URL for your repository includes the credentials to access it, leaving this information around in command history is not a secure practice.