Web Policy Agents 5.10

Installation environment variables

This section lists Web Agent properties that are configured by environment variables, and set during installation.

Use installation environment variables with the agentadmin -V[i] command to validate the installation with different parameters:

  • Linux

  • Windows

$ AM_PROXY_HOST=proxy.host.net AM_PROXY_PORT=8080 AM_PROXY_USER=user AM_PROXY_PASSWORD=pass ./agentadmin --Vi.
C:\>set AM_PROXY_HOST=proxy.host.net
C:\>set AM_PROXY_PORT=8080
C:\>set AM_PROXY_USER=user
C:\>set AM_PROXY_PASSWORD=pass
C:\>agentadmin.exe --Vi

For information about other environment variables, see Environment variables.

AM_PROXY_HOST

The proxy FQDN, when AM and the agent communicate through a proxy configured in forward proxy mode.

AM_PROXY_PASSWORD

The agent password, when AM and the agent communicate through a proxy configured in forward proxy mode, and the proxy requires that the agent authenticates using Basic Authentication.

AM_PROXY_USER

The agent username, when AM and the agent communicate through a proxy configured in forward proxy mode, and the proxy requires that the agent authenticates using Basic Authentication.

AM_PROXY_PORT

The proxy port number, when AM and the agent communicate through a proxy configured in forward proxy mode.

APACHE_RUN_USER

The user running the Apache HTTP or IBM HTTP Server. Use this variable if no Apache user is defined in the httpd.conf file.

APACHE_RUN_GROUP

The group to which the user running the Apache HTTP Server or IBM HTTP Server belongs. Use this variable if no Apache group is defined in the httpd.conf file.

AM_SSL_SCHANNEL

Use for Windows only, when TLS/SSL is configured in AM or the agent web server.

A flag for whether the agent installation process should use the Windows Secure Channel API:

  • 0. Disable Windows Secure Channel API support. The agent uses OpenSSL libraries instead.

    Ensure that the OpenSSL libraries are in the appropriate place, as specified in the OpenSSL library location by operating system table.

  • 1. Enable Windows Secure Channel API support.

AM_SSL_KEY

Use for OpenSSL only, when TLS/SSL is configured in AM or the agent web server.

When AM is configured to perform client authentication, this environment variable specifies a PEM file that contains the private key corresponding to the certificate specified in the AM_SSL_CERT environment variable.

For example:

  • Unix

  • Windows

/opt/certificates/client-private-key.pem
C:\Certificates\client-private-key.pem
AM_SSL_PASSWORD

Use for OpenSSL only, when TLS/SSL is configured in AM or the agent web server.

When AM is configured to perform client authentication, this environment variable specifies the obfuscated password of the private key configured in the AM_SSL_KEY variable. Configure this variable only if the private key is password-protected.

To obfuscate the password, use the agentadmin --p command:

  • Unix

  • Windows

$ /path/to/web_agents/agent_type/bin/> agentadmin --p "Encryption Key" “cat certificate_password.file”

Encrypted password value: zck...jtc=com.forgerock.agents.config.cert.key.password = zck+6RKqjtc=
C:\path\to\web_agents\agent_type\bin> agentadmin.exe --p "Encryption_Key" "Certificate_File_Password"
Encrypted password value: zck+6RKqjtc=
AM_SSL_CIPHERS

Use for OpenSSL only, when TLS/SSL is configured in AM or the agent web server.

The list of ciphers to support. The list consists of one or more cipher strings separated by colons, as defined in the man page for ciphers at http://www.openssl.org.

For example, HIGH:MEDIUM.

AM_SSL_CERT

Use when TLS/SSL is configured in AM or the agent web server.

When AM is configured to perform client authentication, this environment variable specifies a PEM file that contains the certificate chain for the agent.

For example, /opt/certificates/client-cert.pem, C:\Certificates\client-cert.pem (Windows with OpenSSL), or Cert:\LocalMachine\My location (Windows with the Windows Secure Channel API).

AM_SSL_CA

When configuring the agent to validate AM’s certificate, this environment variable specifies a PEM file that contains the certificates required to validate AM’s server certificate. For example, /opt/certificates/ca.pem, C:\Certificates\ca.pem (Windows with OpenSSL), or Cert:\LocalMachine\Ca (Windows with the Windows Secure Channel API).

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