Linux and Unix agents

Open a session in your Linux/Unix agent host as root user. After that, you can register the Agent using agent-auth:

  1. Copy the newly created certificate (.cert file) and its key (.key file) to the /var/ossec/etc folder and run the agent-auth program. For example, if the manager's IP address is

    # cp sslagent.cert sslagent.key /var/ossec/etc
    # /var/ossec/bin/agent-auth -m -x /var/ossec/etc/sslagent.cert -k /var/ossec/etc/sslagent.key
  2. Edit the Wazuh agent configuration to add the Wazuh server IP address.

In the file /var/ossec/etc/ossec.conf, in the <client><server> section, change the MANAGER_IP value to the Wazuh server address:

  1. Start the agent.

  1. For Systemd:

# systemctl start wazuh-agent
  1. For SysV Init:

# service wazuh-agent start
  1. Other cases:

# /var/ossec/bin/ossec-control start