Install interactively on a computer

The Centrify Agent installation script,, automatically checks the operating system, disk space, DNS resolution, network connectivity, and other requirements on a target computer before installing. You can run this script interactively on any supported UNIX, Linux, or Mac OS X computer and respond to the prompts displayed.

To install Centrify software packages on a computer interactively:

  1. Log on or switch to the root user if you are installing on a Linux or UNIX.

    If you are installing on Mac OS X, you can log on with any valid user account.

    Note:   On Mac OS X computers, you can install interactively using the graphical package installer or the script. For information about installing and joining an Active Directory domain using the Mac OS X package installer, see the Mac-specific instructions in theAdministrator’s Guide for Mac.

  2. Mount the cdrom device using the appropriate command for the local computer’s operating environment, if necessary. On most platforms, the CD drive is automatically mounted.

    Note:   If you have downloaded the package from an FTP server or website, verify the location and go on to the next step.

    The instructions for mounting the CD drive are platform-specific. For example on Linux, you can use a command similar to the following:

    mount /mnt/cdrom

    To manually mount the CD drive on AIX, run a command similar to the following:

    mount -v cdrfs -o ro /dev/cd0 /cdrom

    To mount the CD drive on HP-UX, run a command similar to the following to display the long file names:

    mount -F cdfs -o rr /dev/dsk/c0t0d0 /mnt/cdrom
  3. Change to the appropriate directory that contains the Centrify Agent package you want to install.

    For example, to install an agent on a Linux computer from a downloaded Centrify ISO or ZIP file, change to the Agent_Linux directory:

    cd Agent_Linux

    Similarly, if you are installing on a Solaris, HP-UX, AIX or other UNIX computer, change to the Agent_Unix directory. If installing on a Mac OS X computer, change to the Agent_Mac directory.

    If you downloaded individual agent packages from the Centrify Download Center, unzip and extract the contents. For example:

    gunzip -d centrify-infrastructure-services-<release>-platform-arch.tgz
    tar -xf centrify-infrastructure-services-<release>-platform-arch.tar
  4. Run the script to start the installation of the agent on the local computer’s operating environment. For example:

  5. Follow the prompts displayed to select the services you want to install and the tasks you want to perform. For example, you can choose whether you want to:

    • Perform a default installation.
    • Perform a custom installation by selecting the specific packages to install.
    • Join a domain automatically at the conclusion of the installation.

    Depending on your selections, you may need to provide additional information, such as the user name and password for joining the domain.