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Version: 8.2405.x.x RR


This chapter describes the steps perform to install nevisAuth.


Operating system and software dependencies

Disk space

  • ~500MB of free space in /var (instance configuration files, custom AuthStates, log files)
  • ~200MB of free space in /opt (installation files)
  • ~200MB of free space in /tmp (nevisAuth is unpacked into a temporary directory during runtime)

The number of instances, log rotation and log file size settings can influence the space required in /var, thus it can be different for each configuration. The above list only shows minimum requirements.

Users and groups

nevisAuth requires the following user to run it:

groupadd -g 30000 nvbgroup
useradd -g nvbgroup -d /tmp -s /bin/false -u 30003 nvauser

Sudo profile

Add the following entries to /etc/sudoers

%nvbgroup ALL=(nvauser) NOPASSWD:/usr/bin/nevisauth
%nvbgroup ALL=(nvauser) NOPASSWD:/opt/nevisauth/bin/nevisauth

Creating the user, group and sudo profile is a manual step.

Installing nevisAuth

Proceed as follows to install the package on Linux:

# rpm -i nevisauth-4.x.y.z-1.noarch.rpm

If no configuration package is provided for nevisAuth, proceed as described in chapter Preparing the initial installation.

Deinstalling nevisAuth

Proceed as follows to remove the nevisAuth software (without deleting log files and configuration):

# rpm -e nevisAuth

The existing server instances are not removed along with the package. It is possible to use them again, when a new software version is installed.

Software upgrade

Proceed as follows to upgrade to a new software version without changing the configuration:

  1. (optional) Deinstall the old package
  2. Install the new package