Installing on RHEL 9 - PingAccess - 8.0


PingAccess 8.0

Install a PingAccess agent on a RHEL 9 system with Apache 2.4, either conventionally or manually.

If you haven't downloaded an file, you must first:

  1. In the PingAccess console, go to Applications > Agents.
  2. Click the Pencil icon to edit a configured agent.

    If you haven't created an agent yet, see Agents.

  3. In the Shared Secrets section, click the Download icon to download the configuration.

    The configuration file will be named <agentname>

Click the respective tab for the installation that you want to use.

Installing on RHEL 9 conventionally

Download and extract the pingaccess-agent-apache24-rhel9-<version>.zip archive.


The Agent RPM has required dependencies that might be available through standard repositories. If these dependencies aren't available in your Linux version, you can install them using the included openpgm-5.2.122-28.el9.x86_64.rpm, libsodium-1.0.18-8.el9.x86_64.rpm, libunwind-1.6.2-1.el9.x86_64.rpm, and zeromq-4.3.4-2.el9.x86_64.rpm packages.

You can install these RPMs using yum install libsodium*rpm openpgm*rpm libunwind*rpm zeromq*rpm.

To install a PingAccess agent on a RHEL 9 system with Apache 2.4:

  1. In RHEL, change to the pingaccess-agent-apache24-rhel9-<version>/x86_64 directory.
  2. As root, install the PingAccess Agent for Apache using the following command:
    yum install pingaccess-agent-apache-*.rpm
  3. Copy the <agentname> file to /etc/httpd/conf.d/
  4. As root, restart the Apache service using the following command:
    systemctl restart httpd

Manually Installing on RHEL 9

This procedure assumes that:

  • A non-root user is installing the PingAccess Agent for Apache in a custom Apache instance.
  • You've installed the Apache installation at $APACHE. If you haven't, modify the file paths specified in this procedure based on where your Apache installation and configuration files are located.

To manually install the PingAccess Agent for Apache on a RHEL 9 system when Apache is installed in a non-standard way:

  1. Install the following required dependencies from the Red Hat official repositories:
  2. Copy the RPMs from the .zip distribution into a directory called pkgroot and unpack them using the following commands:
    mkdir pkgroot
    cp *.rpm pkgroot/
    cd pkgroot
    for r in *.rpm; do rpm2cpio $r | cpio -idmv; done
  3. Copy the extracted files to the appropriate places with the following commands:
    cp etc/httpd/conf.modules.d/10-paa.conf $APACHE/conf
    cp -av usr/lib64/*.so* $APACHE/modules
    cp usr/lib64/httpd/modules/*.so $APACHE/modules
  4. Edit the 10-paa.conf file and make the following changes:
    1. Add the following lines before the LoadModule directive:
      LoadFile modules/
      LoadFile modules/
      LoadFile modules/
      LoadFile modules/
    2. Change all occurrences of conf.d to conf.
  5. Copy your downloaded <hostname> to $APACHE/conf/
  6. Run the $APACHE/bin/apachectl restart command to restart Apache.