Extract the .tar.gz file to a specified folder, run ./start.sh, then follow the prompts to activate the sensor.
In your CertCentral account, in the left main menu, go to Discovery > Manage Discovery.
On the Manage scans page, select Add sensor.
On the Set up a sensor page, under step 1 Download a discovery sensor in the Linux section, select Download.
You can also download the sensor from here: Linux sensor.
As a root user, log on to your Linux server.
Create the installation directory.
Go to the installation directory and extract the sensor .tar.gz file.
Where ccsensor is the installation directory and <sensor-file> is the name of the file.
The Sensor Linux service installation script is available as part of the package. Execute the script to install and run the sensor as a service.
Sensor activation note:
You can activate the sensor now or later. However, you must activate the sensor before you can use it to set up a scan. If you choose to activate the sensor later, see Linux: Activate a sensor.
Go to the installation directory and run start.sh.
Where ccsensor is the installation directory.
When asked to proceed with authentication, type y and enter your CertCentral username and password.
Select the division you want to assign the sensor to.
If you do not have divisions, we return the name of the organization for your account.
When asked, enter a sensor name.
You also have the option to control the sensor using Linux service. This allows the sensors to operate uninterrupted in the background, even when your machine reboots.
Make sure the sensor you want to run as a service is installed and activated.
Go to the sensor installation directory (for example,
ccsensor). Run the
service-install.sh script to install and start the sensor Linux service.
If you already have a sensor running and would like to run the service, you must stop the sensor before installing the service. See Linux: Stop a sensor.