Installing Management and Security Server

The procedure for installing the various components depends on how you answer these questions:

  • Will you be upgrading from the predecessor product, Reflection Security Gateway 2014?

    If yes, first review the Upgrading section. Upgrading from Reflection Security Gateway.

  • What operating systems are running on the machines where you want to install?

    See Installation Options.

  • What servlet runner do you want to use?

    Using the automated installer requires that you run Tomcat, which is provided with the installer.

  • How many machines are going to be used?

    You must have at least one Administrative Server. Other components such as the Metering Server, Security Proxy Server, and Terminal ID Manager can be installed on the same machine or on different machines.

Automated Installer

Using the automated installer is the simplest way to get up and running. You can use the automated installer on Windows, UNIX, and Linux. The installer installs Tomcat as the servlet runner.

You can also run the installation tool in console mode for non-Windows systems, using a command line for input and output rather than a graphical interface.

Manual Installation and Configuration

A multi-component archive file that includes the Tomcat servlet runner is available for a variety of platforms. If you install the product with this file, you can still use an automated configuration utility for configuration tasks.

If you choose to use a servlet runner other than the Tomcat servlet runner, or if you cannot run the automated installer for any reason, you must use archive files to manually install components.

With a manual installation, you must also apply JCE Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files. And, these policy files must be applied each time you update your JRE. For details, see Applying the JCE Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files.

Installation Options

Operating System

Web Server or Servlet Runner

Recommended Installation Procedure

Linux

Tomcat (default)

  • Use the automated installer:
  • mss-<version>-prod-linuxx64.sh
  • or
  • mss<version>-prod-linuxia32.sh

Windows

Tomcat (default)

  • Use the automated installer:
  • mss-<version>-prod-wx64.exe
  • or
  • mss-<version>-prod-w32.exe

Windows with IIS (Internet Information Services)

Tomcat (default)

  • Use the automated installer:
  • mss-<version>-prod-wx64.exe
  • or
  • mss-<version>-prod-w32.exe

Windows, Unix, Linux, or Macintosh

IBM WebSphere

Use the manual installation procedure for individual components and configure as a web application following the steps supplied with your servlet runner.