Installing the SafeLinx Server on Windows

On Windows, the installation program installs both the SafeLinx Server and the SafeLinx Administrator administration tool at the same time.

After the installation completes, you must configure the SafeLinx Server to use a database for its persistent storage. If you intend to use SQL Server to store SafeLinx Server data, you must run the installation as a domain administrator or another user that is known to SQL Server. The installation must also have SQL Server administrative privileges.
When you run the installation program, before it installs the SafeLinx Server software, it adds components of the following prerequisite software:
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft SQL Server components
  • Global Security Kit (GSKIT)
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Server
  • Virtual adapter to support SafeLinx Client virtual private network (VPN) access

Tivoli Directory Server is required to support interaction with LDAP services, such as authentication with an LDAP directory.

After the software installs, use the First steps portal to complete the initial configuration.

  1. Download the 64-bit Windows version of the SafeLinx Server installation image from the FlexNet Portal.

    For example, download SafeLinx-6.1.*.*-Win-yyyymmdd-64.

    After the download completes, the file Server_61*_yyyymmdd_64.exe is saved to the download directory.
  2. Log in as root on the computer where you want to install the SafeLinx Server.
  3. Double-click the installation program to start the wizard and then specify the language to use for the installation.
  4. If you are prompted, click Install to install the GSKit software.
  5. When you are prompted, specify whether you want to install the virtual adapter. The virtual adapter is used to support virtual private network (VPN) connections for SafeLinx Clients only. It is not required for deployments that support HTTP access services only. However, to avoid later complications if you want to add support for SafeLinx Clients, it is best to install the adapter now.
    Installation of prerequisite software can take several minutes.

    After the Installation wizard completes, the First steps portal opens to guide you through the initial configuration.

For information about the next steps in the configuration process, see Initial configuration, You can begin the configuration from the locally installed SafeLinx Administrator or from a remote SafeLinx Administrator. For information about installing SafeLinx Administrator on a different computer, see Installing the SafeLinx Administrator.