New in version 3.0.0.

The agent_groups program allows you to list, assign and manage the agents groups.


Display the help message


List all groups


Quiet (no confirmation)

-l -g group_id

List agents in group

-c -g group_id

List configuration files in group

-a -i agent_id -g group_id [-q]

Set agent group

-r -i agent_id [-q]

Unset agent group

-s -i agent_id

Show group of agent

-a -g group_id [-q]

Create group

-r -g group_id [-q]

Remove group




  • Assign group ‘debian’ to agent 002:

$ /var/ossec/bin/agent_groups -a -i 002 -g debian
Do you want to set the group 'debian' to the agent '002'? [y/N]: y
Group 'debian' assigned to agent '002'.
  • Get the group of agent 002:

$ /var/ossec/bin/agent_groups -s -i 002
The agent 'agent-deb-002' with ID '002' has the group: 'debian'.
  • List all agents in group ‘debian’:

$ /var/ossec/bin/agent_groups -l -g debian
3 agent(s) in group 'debian':
    ID: 002  Name: agent-deb-002.
    ID: 003  Name: agent-deb-003.
    ID: 004  Name: agent-deb-004.
  • List configuration files in group ‘debian’:

$ /var/ossec/bin/agent_groups -c -g debian
Files for group 'debian':
  • Remove the current group of the agent 002:

$ /var/ossec/bin/agent_groups -r -i 002
Do you want to remove the current group of agent '002'? [y/N]: y
Group removed. Current group for agent '002': 'default'.
  • Remove the group ‘debian’ in every agent:

$ /var/ossec/bin/agent_groups -r -g debian
Do you want to remove the 'debian' group of every agent? [y/N]: y
Group 'debian' removed.
Affected agents: 003, 004.