Safetica server installation guide

Learn about Safetica installation, including licenses, automatic and manual installation, signing in to Safetica console, trying Safetica with demo data, and installing Safetica Client.

This article provides comprehensive guidance on various aspects of Safetica installation:

 

Cloud hosting: Installation

If you've purchased cloud-hosted Safetica, you do not need to install Safetica Server. Instead, your Safetica Partner will create the environment for you and give you access.

Afterward, you will need to install Safetica Client on the devices you want to protect and from which you want to receive records. Learn how to install Safetica Client here.

 

 


On-premises hosting: Installation

Only follow the steps below if you've purchased Safetica hosted on-premises.

To get Safetica up and running, you need to install:

  1. Safetica (either automatically or manually)

  2. Safetica Client (to your devices)

 

Needed license

An existing license is needed for collecting records from devices. You will need to input your existing license when signing into the Safetica console for the first time.

 

How to install Safetica automatically

The automatic installation installs SQL database and Safetica server components.

To start automatic installation:

  1. Download the Safetica installer.

  2. Run the installer and choose Automatic installation.

Automatic installation installs the following components:

  • Safetica Management Service and Safetica Server services
  • Microsoft SQL Express 2019 with safetica_data database that is used for storing logs and settings
  • Safetica web-based console running in IIS (Internet Information Services)

The Microsoft SQL Express Edition is suitable for smaller companies, but it has some limitations, such as the maximum size of each relational database being 10 GB.

By default, when 80% of the database size limit is reached (i.e. there are about 8 GB of logs in the database), the oldest logs are deleted automatically until the database is less than 70% full.

 

3.  Set up your admin password for the default database account named "safetica". This account is utilized by Safetica server applications for SQL database authentication.


4.  Click Install to start the installation. 

 

How to install Safetica manually

  1. Download the Safetica installer.

  2. Run the installer and choose Manual installation.



 

3.  Select Safetica Server to install both the Safetica console and Safetica Server.


4.  During installation, you can choose to install a new MS SQL Server 2019 Express or use your own SQL server.

The minimum supported version for your own server is MS SQL Server 2016.

The Microsoft SQL Express Edition is suitable for smaller companies, but it has some limitations, such as the maximum size of each relational database being 10 GB.

By default, when 80% of the database size limit is reached (i.e. there are about 8 GB of logs in the database), the oldest logs are deleted automatically until the database is less than 70% full.

 

5.  Enter the SQL server address, admin username, and password.




 

6.  Choose further options for definition updates and sending of statistics.


 

 

How to sign in to Safetica console

Safetica console is running in IIS (Internet Information Service) on Safetica server. Upon first visit, you’ll be prompted to insert your Safetica license and register a new account to the console.

If you encounter SSL certificate and IIS-related issues while opening the console, follow the steps outlined in this article.

  1. To sign in to Safetica, open your browser and go to https://hostname/safetica/ (where hostname is your Safetica server's name).
  2. Enter your Safetica license number or customer ID. The server must be connected to the internet to verify the entered number or ID. 
  3. Create a new admin account. Enter the required details, agree with Safetica’s end-user license agreement, and click Continue

  4.  The first user to sign in to Safetica must agree with the Safetica Terms of Service.

 

Trying Safetica with demo data

You can immediately experiment with Safetica using demo data to explore new features without affecting your environment.

However, to receive data from your devices, you must install Safetica Client.
You can turn off demo data in Settings > General > Remove demo data.

 

How to install Safetica Client to your devices

To receive records from devices you want to protect, you need to install Safetica Client on them. Learn how to install Safetica Client here.

 

 

For advanced use cases: How to install Safetica Maintenance Console

Safetica Management Console in its original form was discontinued and transformed into Safetica Maintenance Console, which serves only for advanced (mostly maintenance) use cases that are not yet supported in the new Safetica console. Only install it if necessary.

You can download Safetica Maintenance Console here

 

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