Install the Advanced Server Access agent on Ubuntu

You need to add the repository where the server tools reside, trust the repository signing key, and update the available packages to install and use the agentA software agent is a lightweight program that runs as a service outside of Okta. It is typically installed behind a firewall and allows Okta to tunnel communication between an on-premises service and Okta's cloud service. Okta employs several agent types: Active Directory, LDAP, RADIUS, RSA, Active Directory Password Sync, and IWA. For example, users can install multiple Active Directory agents to ensure that the integration is robust and highly available across geographic locations..

To install the agent:

  1. Add the Advanced Server Access apt repository:

    echo "deb linux main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

  2. Trust the repository signing key:

    curl -C - | sudo apt-key add -

  3. Update the list of available packages:

    sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the Advanced Server Access server tools:

    sudo apt-get install scaleft-server-tools

The sftd daemon should start automatically. Check /var/log/sftd.log to verify that the daemon is running.

For usage information and advanced options, see the section on sftd.