Manage Client Registration Profiles

Client Registration Profiles (CRP) simplify PMUL deployments by allowing the user to configure some environmental settings during an installation. For example, a profile might be used to copy encryption keys from machine to machine to enable communication, to copy a settings file, or to immediately join RNS groups. Without using CRP, administrators must manually provision files, keys, etc. on every host. CRP provides a centralized, customizable definition of what an installation looks like and handles that provisioning. A Client Registration Profile editor is available for policy and RNS servers on the Client Registration page.

Client Registration Profiles can optionally be used with any PMUL install, but must be used with RNS.

To manage Client Registration Profiles go to Hosts > Hosts Inventory > View Host Details > Client Registration Profiles. A new Client Registration Profile can be created by selecting Add New Registration Profile, entering a Profile name, and clicking Create.

Update a Profile

Existing Client Registration Profiles can be edited by selecting an entry from the Client Registration Profiles list. As necessary, configure the following options and select Save to save your changes or Reset to undo all changes.

Settings File

Provide the path to a pb.settings file to copy to clients. Set destination to save the file to an alternative location.

The following options are available:

  • Setting File Source
  • Setting File Destination

File Deployment Operations

Provide paths to files to copy from server to client. Set Destination to save files to an alternative location.

The following options are available:

  • Filename
  • Destination

Settings Controlled File Deployment Operations

Copy files pointed to by pb.settings keys to copy said files from server to client. Set destination to save files to an alternative location.

The following options are available:

  • Setting name
  • To

Certificate Deployment Operations

Copy certificates from the server to the client. If only Destination is set, a certificate will be saved to the provided path. If Setting Name is provided, a certificate will be saved to the value of that setting. If Setting Name and Key are provided, a certificate pair is saved to the value of those settings.

The following options are available:

  • Setting name
  • Key setting name
  • Destination

Role Registration

Assign Registry Name Services groups and roles within. Select a Category and Group Name and Role options for the category will become available.

The following options are available:

  • Category
  • Group name
  • Role

Post-Install Scripts

Provide paths to scripts to be executed on the client after installation. Configure the paths to scripts in the Filename field.