Installing the SafeLinx Administrator on Windows

On Windows, the SafeLinx Server installation automatically installs the SafeLinx Administrator. If you plan to run the SafeLinx Administrator only from the SafeLinx Server host, you do not have to download and install the SafeLinx Administrator separately.

Before you begin

The SafeLinx Administrator requires OpenJDK8, which is available from Verify that you have Open JDK8 installed on the same machine that you plan to install the SafeLinx Admin Client.

About this task

To manage a SafeLinx Server that is installed on Windows, you can run the SafeLinx Administrator from a Windows or Linux host. If you decide to run SafeLinx Administrator from an operating system other than Windows, download and install the SafeLinx Administrator version for that operating system.

If you install SafeLinx Administrator on a computer that hosts an earlier version of the SafeLinx Administrator, you do not have to uninstall the earlier version.


  1. Download the Windows version of the SafeLinx Administrator installation image from the FlexNet Portal.
    For example, download SafeLinx-<version_number>-WinGK-yyyymmdd.
    After the download completes, the installation file Administrator_Win_61*_yyyymmdd.exe is saved to the download directory.
  2. If you are replacing an earlier version of SafeLinx Administrator that communicated with the access manager over a secure TLS connection, you must back up the existing certificates.
    1. Copy the *.kdb and *.sth files to a temporary directory.
    2. Then, copy the existing trusted.jks file from the installation directory to a temporary directory.
    After you complete the installation, restore the certificates to the new version, as described in Step 6.
  3. Double-click the installation file that you downloaded in Step 1.
  4. Click
    Install > Install SafeLinx Administrator > Install the SafeLinx Administrator on Windows
  5. Follow the prompts in the installation wizard to complete the installation process. The default installation directory is C:\Program Files (x86)\HCL\SafeLinx Administrator.
  6. If you are upgrading from an earlier version of SafeLinx Administrator and you backed up certificates to a temporary directory in Step 2, restore the previously used certificates.
    1. Copy the *.kdb and *.sth files, the backup copy of the trusted.jks file, from the temporary directory you created.
    2. Copy the backup copy of trusted.jks from the temporary directory to the installation directory.
  7. To start the SafeLinx Administrator, click
    Start > All Programs > HCL SafeLinx > SafeLinx Administrator
    Notes: On 32-bit versions of Windows, you can install the SafeLinx Administrator silently. To run a silent installation, from the directory that contains the SafeLinx Administrator installation files, type the following command:
    Administrator_100.exe/s /v"/qn"