Building the WAPT agent installer

The waptagent binary is an InnoSetup installer.

Once the WAPT console has been installed on the Administrator computer, we have all files required to build the WAPT agent installer.

  • files that will be used during building of the WAPT agent are located in C:\Program Files (x86)\wapt;
  • installer source files (.iss files) are located in C:\Program Files (x86)\wapt\waptsetup;

Hint

Before building the WAPT agent, please verify the public certificate(s) in C:\Program Files (x86)\wapt\ssl.

If you wish to deploy other public certificates on your Organization’s computers that are equipped with WAPT, you will have to copy them in that folder.

Danger

DO NOT COPY the private key of any Administrator in C:\Program Files (x86)\wapt.

This folder is used when building the WAPT agent and the private keys would then be deployed on all the computers.

  • In the WAPT console, go to Tools ‣ Build the WAPT agent.
Generate the WAPT agent from the console

Generate the WAPT agent from the console

  • fill in the informations that are necessary for the installer:

    • the field Public certificate: required;

      example : C:\private\mydomain.crt

    • the field Address of the WAPT repository: required;

      example : https://srvwapt.mydomain.lan/wapt

    • the field Address of the WAPT Server: required;

      example : https://srvwapt.mydomain.lan

    • the checkbox Verify the WAPT Server HTTPS certificate;

    • the field Path to the bundle of certificates to verify the HTTPS certificate of the WAPT Server;

    • the checkbox Use Kerberos for registering WAPT agents;

    • the field Organization to identify the origin of WAPT packages;

Fill in the informations on your Organisation

Fill in the informations on your Organisation

Danger

The checkbox Use Kerberos for the initial registration must be checked ONLY IF you have followed the documentation on Configuring the Kerberos authentication.

  • provide the password for unlocking the private key:
Provide the password for unlocking the private key

Provide the password for unlocking the private key

Progression of WAPT agent installer building

Progression of WAPT agent installer building

Once the WAPT agent installer has finished building, a confirmation dialog pops up indicating that the waptagent binary has been successfully uploaded to https://srvwapt/wapt/.

Confirmation of the WAPT agent loading onto WAPT repository

Confirmation of the WAPT agent loading onto WAPT repository

Note

A warning shows up indicating that the GPO hash value should be changed. GPOs may be used to deploy the WAPT agent on your Organization’s computer.

Package test-waptupgrade

The test-waptupgrade package has also been uploaded on the repository.

The test-waptupgrade package contains the WAPT agent with arguments specified during the installation of WAPT on your Administrator’s computer.

New WAPT agent in the repository

New WAPT agent in the repository

Note

This package is a standard WAPT package designed to upgrade WAPT agents on client machines.