2.2 Installing Advanced Authentication

To install the Advanced Authentication appliance, perform the following steps:

  1. Ensure that your environment complies with the System Requirements.

  2. Unpack the file AdvancedAuthAppliance-x.x-xxx.zip, and use the AdvancedAuthAppliance-x.x-xxx.iso file.

  3. Mount the Advanced Authentication installation ISO file and boot the machine.

  4. Select the Install advancedauthappliance option from the list.

  5. Select Yes to delete all data in the SDA drive.

  6. Select the appropriate language, read the license, and click Accept.

  7. Use the following information to configure the appliance:

    • root Password: Specify a password for the root user on the appliance.

    • NTP Server: Specify a primary and secondary NTP server used to keep time on the appliance.

    • Hostname and Networking options: Specify a hostname for the appliance, then select whether to use a Static IP address or DHCP. If you use a static IP address, you must specify the IP address, subnet mask, the gateway, and DNS servers.

  8. Click Finish and wait for the appliance initialization to complete.

  9. After a prompt to login is displayed on the console, you must wait for 15 minutes. Even after the wait, if you are unable to access the Advanced Authentication portals then reboot the appliance.

NOTE:While installing the Advanced Authentication appliance on some hypervisors if a black screen is displayed, it is recommended to remove the nomodeset parameter. For more information, see Removing the nomodeset Parameter for Better Boot Screen Performance.

IMPORTANT:The time on Advanced Authentication servers must be synchronized with NTP servers. Ensure that the NTP port 123 (UDP) is open on your corporate firewalls to allow Advanced Authentication servers to sync time on the predefined NTP servers or specify your internal NTP servers. For more information about time setting, see Configuring Time Settings.

WARNING:When you log in to the console as root and run yast novell-vainit, it is recommended to not select the Reboot or Shutdown option. Otherwise, you will not be able to access the web user interface when you reboot the appliance or start the appliance after shut down.