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Installing Netsparker Enterprise On-Premises in Silent Mode

Instead of installing the web application server and the agent in a graphical interface with user interactions, you can run these installations in silent mode.

The silent mode lets you run the installation without the user's interaction, and no user interface is displayed. Also, you can define an installation configuration only once to streamline the process.

This topic explains how to perform the silent mode installation for the web application server and the agent in Netsparker Enterprise On-Premises.

For the manual installation and configuration, please see Netsparker Enterprise Web Application Server Using the Installation Wizard.

Please make sure that you have administrator privileges to run the installation in silent mode.

Installing the Netsparker Enterprise Agent

The silent mode installation in Netsparker Enterprise On-Premises helps you to install the Agent. For the manual installation, please see Installing the Netsparker Enterprise Agent.

This table explains the parameter in the Silent Mode Installation for the agent.

Parameter

Description

/exenoui /qn

This parameter performs the silent installation without the user interface.

APPDIR

This parameter shows the location of the Agent.

APP_URL_PROP

This parameter shows the URL of the Web Application Server.

API_TOKEN_PROP

This parameter displays the API Token.

AGENT_NAME_PROP

This parameter displays the name of the Agent.

How to Install the Netsparker Enterprise Agent in the Silent Mode
  1. Open a command prompt window
  2. Run AgentSetup.exe /exenoui /qn APPDIR="C:\Netsparker Enterprise Agent" APP_URL_PROP="https://localhost/" APP_TOKEN_PROP="YOUR_TOKEN” AGENT_NAME_PROP="YOUR_AGENT_NAME"

Installing the Netsparker Enterprise Web Application Server

There are two methods to perform the silent mode installation for the web application server. You can install the web application server by using a JSON file or with a Windows PowerShell Script.

Installing the Netsparker Enterprise Web Application Server with JSON

Prerequisite:

Copy the following into a text editor and save it as a silent_mode_settings.json. This file is required for the installation.

Please make sure that you entered the correct information into the JSON file so that the installation proceeds as expected.

{
  "DatabaseSettings": {
    "Server": ".",
    "Catalog": "InvictiDatabase",
    "IntegratedSecurity": false,
    "UserId": "DbPass",
    "Password": "user-password",
    "MaxPoolSize": 500,
    "Encrypt": false
  },
  "AccountSettings": {
    "Name": "Invicti Silent Mode User",
    "Email": "silent_installation_user@invicti.com",
    "Password": "p@$$w0rd_2020_Silent_Mode",
    "ConfirmPassword": "p@$$w0rd_2020_Silent_Mode",
    "TimezoneId": "America/New_York"
  },
  "GeneralSettings": {
    "General": {
      "ServerRootUrl": "http://localhost",
      "UpdateServerUrl": "https://www.netsparker.com/",
      "EnableServiceDiscovery": true,
      "RadarRootUrl": "https://services.netsparker.cloud/",
      "ScanDataPath": "~/App_Data/ScanData/",
      "ScreenshotsPath": "~/Content/images/screenshots/",
      "MaxUploadedFileSize": 10,
      "SalesContactMail": "sales@companydomain.com",
      "SupportContactMail": "support@companydomain.com",
      "BlueGreenDeploymentEnabled": false,
      "IsAgentSelectionEnabled": true
    },
    "Security": {
      "AllowedHostControlEnabled": false,
      "LocalhostScanEnabled": false,
      "IpAddresses": [
        {
          "Group": "Infrastructure",
          "Name": "Company Production",
          "Pattern": "^55.86.178.211$"
        },
        {
          "Group": "Proxy",
          "Name": "Local IIS (IPv4)",
          "Pattern": "^127.0.0.1$"
        },
        {
          "Group": "Proxy",
          "Name": "Local IIS (IPv6)",
          "Pattern": "^::1$"
        }
      ]
    }
  },
  "CloudSettings": {
    "Enabled": false,
    "ProviderType": "AWS",
    "WebsiteAccessKey": "Your Access Key",
    "WebsiteSecretKey": "Your Website Key",
    "AgentAccessKey": "Agent Access Key",
    "AgentSecretKey": "Agent Secret Key",
    "DeploymentBucketName": "Sample.Bucket.Deployment.Name/Sample.Name",
    "RegionEndpointName": "eu-west-128",
    "ScanDataBucketName": "Sample.Bucket.ScanData.Name",
    "ScreenshotBucketName": "Sample.Bucket.Screenshot.Name",
    "AgentBucketName": "Sample.Bucket.Agent.Name",
    "CustomizationsBucketName": "Sample.Bucket.Customization.Name",
    "Ec2AgentImageId": "ami-1a2b3c4d5e6f7g8h",
    "Ec2LinuxAgentImageId": "ami-1a2b3c4d5e6f7g8h",
    "Ec2AgentInstanceAssignedName": "Agent Service",
    "Ec2AgentInstanceSecurityGroup": "sg-sample123",
    "Ec2AgentInstanceType": "m5.xlarge",
    "Ec2AgentSubnetId": "subnet-123456",
    "Ec2KeyPairName": "SampleKeyPair"
  },
  "ScannerAgentSettings": {
    "SkipInstallation": true,
    "AccessToken": "Your Access Token"
  },
  "AuthenticationVerifierSettings": {
    "SkipInstallation": true,
    "AccessToken": "Your Access Token"
  },
  "EmailSettings": {
    "Enabled": false,
    "Host": "Host Information",
    "Port": 587,
    "UserName": "Your Username",
    "Password": "Your Password",
    "EnableEncryption": false,
    "AdminNotificationSender": "Your Email Address",
    "AdminNotificationRecipients": "Admin Email Address",
    "ErrorNotificationRecipients": "Email Address",
    "SupportNotificationRecipients": "Support Email Address"
  },
  "SmsSettings": {
    "SmsEnabled": false,
    "AccountId": "Your Account ID",
    "AuthToken": "Your Auth Token",
    "PhoneNumber": "Your Phone Number",
    "TestPhoneNumber": "Test Phone Number"
  }
}

How to install the Netsparker Enterprise Web Application Server with a JSON file

  1. Open a command prompt window.
  2. Use cd to navigate the directory containing WebAppSetup.exe.
  3. Then, run WebAppSetup.exe /exenoui /qn Wait for some time for the installation to complete.
  4. Now, you need to copy, paste, and rename files as follows:
    • Copy and paste the license file, which you were supplied, to the AppData folder in the Web Application installation folder.
    • Rename the license file as "license.nsc".
    • Now, copy and paste the silent mode settings file to the AppData folder in the Web Application installation folder.
    • Rename the file as "silent_mode_settings.json".

Copying necessary files for silent mode installation

  1. Now, open a command prompt window and run the following commands to restart the Netsparker Enterprise Web Application.
    • cd %systemroot%\system32\inetsrv\
    • appcmd stop site /site.name:NetsparkerCloud
      
    • appcmd start site /site.name:NetsparkerCloud

Installing the Netsparker Enterprise Web Application Server with PowerShell Script

Prerequisites:

This topic assumes that you installed the Netsparker Enterprise Web Application to the default folder. If not, please change the relevant step in the PowerShell script accordingly.
# Go to the installation file path and run WebAppsetup.exe
& "WebAppsetup.exe" /exenoui /qn

# Wait for the installation folder
Write-Host "Installing started."
for ($i = 1; $i -le 100; $i++ )
{
	Start-Sleep -s 1
   	Write-Progress -Activity "Installing" -Status "$i% Complete:" -PercentComplete $i;
}
Write-Host "Installing finished."

# Go to the license file source path and copy the file destination path
Write-Host "License file copy started."
Copy-Item "license.nsc" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Netsparker Enterprise Web Application\App_Data"
Write-Host "License file copy finished."

# Go to the silent mode settings file source path and copy the file destination path
Write-Host "Silent mode settings file copy started."
Copy-Item "silent_mode_settings.json" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Netsparker Enterprise Web Application\App_Data"
Write-Host "Silent mode settings file copy started."

# Site restart on IIS
cd %systemroot%\system32\inetsrv\
appcmd stop site /site.name:NetsparkerCloud
appcmd start site /site.name:NetsparkerCloud

How to install the Netsparker Enterprise Web Application Server with a Windows PowerShell script
  1. Open a Windows PowerShell window.
  2. Use cd to navigate the directory containing the silent-mode-installation.ps1 file.
  3. Run silent-mode-installation.ps1

The PowerShell script installs the web application server and restarts the Netsparker Enterprise Web Application.

Should you encounter any problem in the silent mode installation, please check log files in the AppData folder. If the problem persists, please get in touch with support@netsparker.com.
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