Package Developer
Package Developers

In WAPT, an Administrator is a person with a Code Signing certificate that can sign packages, whether or not they contain python code or binary files, and upload the packages to the main repository.

Local Administrator
Local Administrators

A Local Administrator is a person with administrative rights on computers managed with WAPT.

Package Deployer
Package Deployers

A Package Deployer is a person that can create and sign WAPT packages that do not contain python code or binaries, eg. host and group packages, and upload them to the repository. They are typically members of local IT teams that have knowledge of specific user needs to be satisfied by deploying WAPT packages built by central IT teams.


The SuperAdmin is a User whose login and password are set during the post-configuration of the WAPT Server. In the Discovery version of WAPT, he is the unique Administrator of WAPT.


A User is an individual who uses a host that is equipped with a WAPT Agent (WAPT Enterprise and Discovery).


The Organization is the perimeter or responsibility within which WAPT is used.


Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information is a French service assuming Cyber Security for the French State and has a responsibility for counseling and helping government agencies and Critical Infrastructure Operators with securing their IT systems.

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Domain Name System translates more readily memorized domain names to the numerical IP addresses needed for locating and identifying computer services and devices.


Fully Qualified Domain Name is a domain name that specifies its exact location in the tree hierarchy of the Domain Name System. It specifies all domain levels, including the top-level domain and the root zone. FQDN example:


Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux is an extra repository for CentOS and RedHat.


Group Policy Object is a feature of the Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems that controls the working environment of user accounts and computer accounts. Group Policy provides the centralized management and configuration of operating systems, applications, and users’ settings in an Active Directory environment.


Integrated Development Environment is a software application that provides comprehensive facilities to computer programmers for software development. An IDE normally consists of a source code editor, build automation tools and a debugger.


Microsoft Management Console is a component of Windows that provides system administrators and advanced users an interface for configuring and monitoring the system.


Network Address Translation is a mechanism to allow computers from one network, usually with private IP addresses, to connect to another network, usually the Internet, using only one outgoing IP address of the NAT router.


SetupHelpers is a python library specifically designed for WAPT. Its main purpose is to provide a set of functions useful for package development, file and folder manipulation, shortcut creation, etc.


A Service Record (SRV record) is a specification of data in the Domain Name System defining the location, i.e. the hostname and port number, of servers for specified services.


Virtual hosting is a method for hosting multiple domain names (with separate handling of each name) on a single server (or pool of servers). This allows one server to share its resources, such as memory and processor cycles, without requiring all services provided to use the same host name. The term virtual hosting is usually used in reference to web servers but the principles do carry over to other Internet services.


waptagent is the WAPT resident program installed on each computer.


waptexit is a WAPT command launched by Windows shutdown script to update packages that have a PENDING status (on Windows Professional versions).


waptsetup is a setup script to install the WAPT Console.


Websockets is a network protocol extending HTTP protocol in order to allow bidirectional client-server socket using the TCP connexion to a web server.


Universally Unique IDentifier is a unique standard normalized identifier for practical purposes. In WAPT every computer is referred uniquely by its UUID. For more information see

CNAME field
CNAME fields

A CNAME DNS field is an alias name for another A DNS field.

A field
A fields

A DNS A field matches a name (generally the name of a host) with an IP address.

Certificate Authority

An CA is a third party entity that vouches the identity of individuals or services exchanging information.


Public Key Infrastructure is a set of roles, policies, and procedures needed to create, manage, distribute, use, store, and revoke digital certificates and manage public-key encryption. The purpose of a PKI is to facilitate the secure electronic transfer of information.