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Configuring a Standalone PAM Server

Follow these configuration steps if you are setting up a standalone server.

  1. Within the Console window, press ENTER when prompted to start the setup and configuration.

  2. Read and accept the EULA to continue.

  3. Select Standalone (or HA Primary) as the installation type and press ENTER.

    Primary installation type

  4. Within the Configure Networking screen, configure the following server settings. Press TAB to navigate between the fields.

    • IP Address: Enter the IP Address which will be used to connect to the server.
    • Netmask: Enter the network mask.
    • Gateway: Enter the network default gateway IP address.
    • Primary DNS: Enter the network primary DNS IP address.
    • (Secondary DNS): Enter the secondary DNS IP address if relevant, else leave blank.
    • (Tertiary DNS): Enter the tertiary DNS IP address if relevant, else leave blank.
    • (DNS Suffixes): Enter the DNS Suffixes. Multiple entries can be separated with a comma, else leave blank.


    If you are using a .local domain, DNS suffixes MUST be added.

    configure networking

  5. Once completed TAB down to the OK button and press ENTER.

  6. Within the Enter a hostname window, enter a name to identify the new server.

  7. Press ENTER.

  8. Your Master Encryption Key will be shown. MEK

    Type Description
    Master encryption key This key is VERY IMPORTANT so you MUST make a note of it and securely store it externally for future reference as it is not stored on the server. It will be required during a backup/restore procedure to recreate the hash file and decrypt the Osirium PAM database stored within the Osirium backup file. See Backup restore procedure.
    Salt During the installation process the master encryption key is combined with the Salt to generate a hash which is stored in a file. The Salt is stored on the server and will be included in the Osirium backup file.
    Hash Is generated during the installation process and stored on the server. The hash file will not be included in the Osirium backup file. During a backup/restore procedure the master encryption key will be used with the salt to recreate the hash and decrypt the Osirium backup database file to reinstate the server.
  9. Press ENTER.

  10. Enter the Master Encryption Key including the dashes to verify.

  11. Press ENTER. If your input of the master encryption key is incorrect you will received a message and asked to reconfirm.

  12. Set a password for the SuperAdmin account. The username (SuperAdmin) and the password will be used later to log into the UI.

  13. Press ENTER.

  14. Confirm the SuperAdmin account password.

  15. Press ENTER. Wait while the system is configured.

  16. Once the setup has completed a message will be displayed. Make a note of the https address which will be required to connect to the PAM Server.


    From release v7.2 the PAM Server and PAM UI have been integrated to provide a single unified installation.

    If you wish to install and configure a separate PAM UI Server click here for instructions.

  17. Now the server has been successfully deployed and configured you will need to run through the System configuration steps.