Install the Advanced Server Access server agent on Ubuntu or Debian

To install and use the server agent, you’ll need to add the repository signing key, create a package resource list entry linked to the repository signing key, and update the available packages.

To install the agent:

  1. Some versions of Debian may require you to install GnuPG:
    sudo apt-get install gpg
  2. Add the Advanced Server Access repository key:
    curl -fsSL | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/scaleft-archive-keyring.gpg > /dev/null
  3. Create a package resource list entry:
    echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/scaleft-archive-keyring.gpg] linux main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/scaleft.list > /dev/null
  4. Update the list of available packages:
    sudo apt-get update
  5. Install the Advanced Server Access server agent:
    sudo apt-get install scaleft-server-tools

    The sftd daemon starts automatically.

  6. Optional. Verify that the daemon is running.
    SystemUser Action
    Systems that use the journald service Enter sudo journalctl -u sftd
    Systems that don't use the journald serviceReview the log file located at /var/log/sftd.log

Next steps