Use the API to generate an agent deployment script
Use the API to generate deployment scripts to automate the installation of the agent on a computer. For background information about these scripts, see Use deployment scripts to add and protect computers.
Use the following general procedure to generate a deployment script:
- Create an AgentDeploymentScript object and configure the properties:
- The only required property is the platform of the target computer.
- Properties that are used for downloading the agent software are the Workload Security proxy ID and whether to require the manager to be using a valid certificate for securing the connection.
- All other properties are useful only if you want the script to activate the agent.Create an AgentDeploymentScript object and configure the properties:
- Create an
AgentDeploymentScriptsApiobject and use it with the
AgentDeploymentScriptto send a request to Workload Security to create the script. The returned object is an
AgentDeploymentScriptthat stores the script in the
For more information about the properties and operations, see the Agent Deployment Scripts operations in the API Reference.
The following example creates the most basic deployment script where only the platform is specified:
deployment_script = api.AgentDeploymentScript() deployment_script.platform = platform
Then, the request to create the script is sent to Workload Security. The returned value contains the script:
deployment_scripts_api = api.AgentDeploymentScriptsApi(api.ApiClient(configuration)) deployment_script = deployment_scripts_api.generate_agent_deployment_script(api_version, agent_deployment_script = deployment_script)
The following example shows the configuration of many aspects of a deployment script. Once you generate the agent deployment script, you can save the script to a file on the target computer and run it. Although the following example does not perform those activities, you can adapt it to do so, automating the entire agent deployment process.
# Create the AgentDeploymentScript object and configure deployment_script = api.AgentDeploymentScript() deployment_script.platform = platform deployment_script.dsm_proxy_id = dsm_proxy_id deployment_script.validate_certificate_required = validate_certificate deployment_script.activation_required = activate deployment_script.computer_group_id = computer_group_id deployment_script.policy_id = policy_id deployment_script.relay_id = relay_id deployment_script.replay_proxy_id = relay_proxy_id deployment_scripts_api = api.AgentDeploymentScriptsApi(api.ApiClient(configuration)) deployment_script = deployment_scripts_api.generate_agent_deployment_script(api_version, agent_deployment_script = deployment_script) return deployment_script.script_body
Also see the Generate Agent Deployment Scripts operation in the API Reference.