Configuring the WAPT agent

The configuration file C:\Program Files(x86)\wapt\wapt-get.ini defines the behavior of the WAPT agent.

The [global] section is required:


Description of available options for the WAPT agent


  • If repo_url and wapt_server fields are empty, the WAPT agent will look for a repository using SRV records in the dnsdomain zone.
  • If there is no wapt_server attribute in the [global] section, no WAPT Server will be used.
  • If there is no repo_url attribute in the [global] section, a repository in the [wapt] section will have to be explicitly defined.
  • It will have to be enabled by adding it to the repositories attribute of the [global] section.
Options Description
repo_url = https://srvwapt.mydomain.lan/wapt If the field is left empty, the WAPT agent will make a DNS query on the SRV field _wapt._tcp.<dnsdomain> to find the repository (the dnsdomain attribute must be configured).
wapt_server = https://srvwapt.mydomain.lan If the attribute is left empty, the WAPT agent will make a DNS SRV query on the _waptserver._tcp.<dnsdomain> field (the dnsdomain attribute must be configured)
dnsdomain = mydomain.lan DNS suffix to use for auto-discovery of the WAPT Server and repositories with SRV / CNAME field DNS queries.
use_hostpackages = 1 Use host packages (default 1).
waptupdate_task_period = 120 Update frequency (120 minutes by default).
waptupgrade_task_period = 360 Upgrade frequency (disabled by default)
waptservice_user = admin Identifier used by the WAPT service when executing actions.
waptservice_password = 5e884898da sha256 hashed password when the WAPT service is used locally from a command prompt (NOPASSWORD disables the requirement for a password)
waptservice_port = 8088 WAPT agent loopback port. It is not accessible from the network.
dbdir = C:\Program Files(x86)\wapt\db Folder where the database waptdb.sqlite file will be stored.
loglevel = warning Log level of the WAPT agent. Possible values are: debug, info, warning, critical.
maturities = PROD List of packages maturities than can be viewed and installed by WAPT Agent. Default value is PROD. Any value can be used.

WAPT Server configuration attributes

These options will set WAPT agent behaviour when connecting to WAPT Server

Options Description
wapt_server = WAPT Server URL. If the attribute is not present, no WAPT Server will be contacted. If the attribute is empty, a DNS query will be triggered to find the WAPT Server using the dnsdomain attribute for the DNS zone.
dnsdomain = DNS zone on which the DNS SRV _waptserver._tcp is searched.
wapt_server_timeout = 10 WAPT Server HTTPS connection timeout in seconds
use_kerberos = 1 Use Kerberos authentication for initial registration on the WAPT Server.
verify_cert = See the documentation on activating the
C:\Program Files (x86)\wapt\ssl\server\srvwapt.mydomain.lan.crt verification of HTTPS certificates.
public_certs_dir = C:\Program Files (x86)\wapt\ssl Folder of certificates authorized to verify the signature of WAPT packages, by default, <wapt_base_dir>\\ssl. Only files in this directory with .crt or .pem extension are taken into account. There may be several X509 certificates in each file. Authorized packages in WAPT are those whose signature may be verified by one of the certificates contained in the PEM files of this directory. Each repository may have its own folder of authorized certificates.

Using several repositories

There can be more sections in the wapt-get.ini file to define more repositories.

  • [wapt]: main repository. Revelant attributes: repo_url, verify_cert, dnsdomain, http_proxy, use_http_proxy_for_repo, timeout. If this section does not exist, parameters are read from the [global] section;
  • [wapt-template]: external remote repository that will be used in the WAPT console for importing new or updated packages.
  • [wapt-host]: repository for host packages. If this section does not exists, default locations will be used on the main repository.


Active repositories are listed in the repositories attribute of the [global] section.

Options Description
repositories = repo1, repo2 List of enabled repositories, separated by a comma. Each value defines a section of the wapt-get.ini file. In each section, it is possible to define repo_url, dnsdomain, public_certs_dir, http_proxy.


This parameter can be configured both in the WAPT agent configuration and in the WAPT console configuration file C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\waptconsole\waptconsole.ini.

For information on configuring the WAPT console, please refer to this documentation.

Settings for waptexit

Options Description
allow_cancel_upgrade = 1 Prevents users from canceling package upgrades on computer shutdown
pre_shutdown_timeout = 180 Timeout for scripts at computer shutdown
max_gpo_script_wait = 180 Timeout for GPO execution at computer shutdown
hiberboot_enabled = 0 Disables Hiberboot on Windows 10 to make waptexit work correctly

Settings for wapttray

Options Description
notify_user = 0 Prevents wapttray from sending notifications (popup)

Proxy settings

Options Description
http_proxy = http://user:pwd@host_fqdn:port HTTP proxy address
use_http_proxy_for_repo = 0 Using the proxy to access the repositories
use_http_proxy_for_server = 0 Use a proxy to access the WAPT Server
use_http_proxy_for_templates = 0 Use a proxy to access package template server.

Settings for creating packages

Options Description
personal_certificate_path = C:\private\org-coder.crt Path to the Administrator’s private key
default_sources_root = C:\waptdev Directory for storing packages in development
default_sources_root_host = C:\waptdev\hosts Directory for storing host packages in development
default_package_prefix = tis Default prefix for new or imported packages
default_sources_suffix = wapt Default prefix for new or imported packages

Overriding settings of upload functions

It’s possible do override upload commands to define a particular behavior when uploading packages. It’s possible for example to upload packages on several repositories, or via another protocol, etc.

To upload packages on the repository (wapt-get upload-package or build-upload), use:

upload_cmd="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\WinSCP\\WinSCP.exe" admin@srvwapt.mydomain.lan /upload %(waptfile)s

To upload host-packages on the repository (upload-package or build-upload of a host package), use:

upload_cmd_host="C:\\Program Files (x86)"\\putty\\pscp -v -l admin %(waptfile)s srvwapt.mydomain.lan:/var/www/wapt-host/

To launch a command after a package upload, use:

after_upload="C:\\Program Files (x86)"\\putty\\plink -v -l admin srvwapt.mydomain.lan "python /var/www/wapt/ /var/www/%(waptdir)s/"

Configuration of WAPT agents

After standard installation, the default configuration is:


Making changes in wapt-get.ini and regenerating an agent is not sufficient to push the new configuration.

You can create a WAPT package to push updated wapt-get.ini settings.

The package is available from the Tranquil IT repository: :

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
from setuphelpers import *

uninstallkey = []

def install():

  print('Modify max_gpo_script_wait')

  print('Modify Preshutdowntimeout')

  print('Disable Hyberboot')

  print('Disable Notify User')