Installation on Linux
6.3. Installation on a Linux host system

The installer works with all Linux operating systems supported by Airlock IAM. Note that the Airlock IAM installer is a the self-contained application (SCA) and doesn't require additional software installation on a Linux host system. See Operating systems.

Standard file layout

The following table describes the standard file layout of Airlock IAM after installation on a Linux system:

Directory
Contents
Owner
Access ("airlock" User)
/opt/airlock-iam-<version>
Distribution of Airlock IAM of a specific version
root
read-only
/opt/airlock-iam
Link to the most recently installed distribution directory
root
read-only
/home/airlock/iam
Configuration files
airlock
read-write

When performing upgrades to newer versions of Airlock IAM, the distribution directory should be replaced. For this reason writing to distribution directories in /opt should be avoided. All configuration files should be placed into the configuration directory inside the airlock user's home.

For improved security, distribution directories should only be writable by the root user. Additionally, the configuration directory should only be accessible to the airlock user.