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This guide explain how to use the new SkyFormation installation framework that was introduced from SkyFormation version 2.1.21. If you have copies of the old SkyFormation installation procedure make sure to delete it. Please use only the procedure described in here.
- Complete the tasks detailed at:
SkyFormation Platform Prerequisites
- Have your dedicated SkyFormation Linux machine up and running
- Make sure you have your SkyFormation license key
a. Running the installation
Have SSH into the SkyFormation dedicated Linux machine with a "sudo"er account
command to use if you have no proxy
sudo bash -c "$(curl -L https://download.skyformation.net/v2/download/installer/edge/pre-install.sh)"
command to use if you are running behind a proxy
sudo bash -c "$(curl -x https://proxyserver:8080 -L https://download.skyformation.net/v2/download/installer/edge/pre-install.sh)"
b. Insert the following parameters when asked (in bold yellow below):
>> License key:
Insert your SkyFormation app license key provided by SkyFormation
>> Proxy server  :
Default is no proxy in use. Press enter if no proxy in use.
If you are running behind a proxy insert the proxy DNS and port (e.g. proxyserver:8080).
You should see the two lines (as in the above diagram):
>> Testing license key
>> License key is valid
>> Application port :
Port used by the SkyFormation web app. Enter for default 8443
>> Database directory [/opt/sk4/postgres/data]:
The database used by SkyFormation app. Press enter for default local postgres
>> Version [stable]:
SkyFormation app version to install. Press enter for default
>> Install it? [N/yes]:
Press yes if you are with SkyFormation script to install unzip app
Installation is completed successfully and SkyFormation app is running
(see the diagram below for verification)
c. Verify that the SkyFormation web app is accessible
Open your Chrome browser and enter the SkyFormation webapp URL as followed:
You will see a screen asking you to approve the SkyFormation web app certificate in use
- Press on "ADVANCED" link and then in the expanded part on "Proceed to ..."
(see the screenshot above)
- Insert in the SkyFormation login screen the default user & password
(see the screenshot below)
Default User: sk4admin
Default Password: password
Leaving the default password is a security risk. Please change to a secure one using the link:
How to replace/rest the SkyFormation password
If you see the SkyFormation app 'License" page as seen below your SkyFormation app installation was completed successfully.
d. Activate your SkyFormation app license
- Review and accept the SkyFormation End User License Agreement (EULA) by pressing
(see the screenshot below)
- Put the SkyFormation app license key provided to you at the "License Key" text box
If the license is valid you will see "OK, The license is valid" as seen below
- Press "SAVE & CONTINUE"
e. Choose SINGLE-TENANT or MULTI-TENANT SkyFormation mode
SkyFormation app could run in either a "single-tenant" or "Multi-tenant" mode.
Will allow you to integrate only one SIEM as the target system to get the SkyFormation events,
and each cloud app connector added will automatically be attached to the single default tenant.
Most popular option for most customers using SkyFormation as a single organization solution.
Allow you to add multiple tenants to the system and attach to each a dedicated SIEM as its
target system to get the SkyFormation events. Each cloud app connector added will
have the option to be assigned to any of the tenants in the system.
Most popular option for Managed Security Service Providers using SkyFormation
to monitor and protect multiple tenants.
- Press "SAVE & FINISH"
You might want to go now to: Steps To Take Before Adding Cloud Connector for the first time