Deployment Guide

This guide describes integrating WANdisco's Access Control and/or replication technology into your SCM platform. This document cannot address every possible set of conditions so take care to anticipate problems. Contact our support team with any questions or concerns.

1. Deployment checklist

Don't skip this section! Overlooked requirements are a common cause of setup problems that are difficult to diagnose. These problems may take a lot more time to fix than you will take to check the list.

You may have read the Deployment Checklist before or during an earlier evaluation of Access Control Plus. However, we strongly recommend that you reread the checklist before deployment to confirm that your system still meets all requirements.

System setup
Operating systems We've tested the following operating systems:
  • Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server (32 or 64 bit): 5.11, 6.6, 7.1 (and above)
  • CentOS: 5.11, 6.6, 7.1 (and above)
  • Suse Linux Enterprise Server: 11.3 (and above)

    Contact WANdisco Support for more information about running on this platform.
    We need to provide our own version of LibDB when running with SuSE as the version that is included with the SLES repository is out-of-date. We do this automatically via the svn binary include script which adds the required RPM dependencies to the resources folder internal to the installer package.

  • Runlevel differences between supported operating systems
    Read our Knowledge base article about How Linux Runlevels apply to our version control system products.

Reserved ports Access Control Plus requires that several TCP ports are reserved for its exclusive use:
  • application.port=6444: DConE port handles agreement traffic which coordinates replication between sites
  • content.server.port=6445: Used for the replicator's payload data: account / access control changes etc.
  • jetty.http.port=8082: Used for the MultiSite Plus management interface
Plan your ports
While default ports are assigned automatically if you don't select them, we do not recommend that you work with the defaults. Start your production deployment by selecting ports and verifying that they are available at all sites.

Repeat with WANdisco MultiSite products:
If you are running with Git MultiSite or SVN MultiSite Plus you should repeat this step for that application, making sure there are no port reservation conflicts.
Firewall or AV software If your network has a firewall, ensure that traffic is not blocked on the reserved ports noted above. Configure any AV software on your system so that it doesn't block or filter traffic on the reserved ports.
Full connectivity Access Control Plus requires full network connectivity between all nodes. Ensure that each node's server is able to communicate with all other servers that will host nodes in your Access Control Plus installation.
VPN Set up IPsec tunnel, and ensure WAN connectivity.
VPN persistent connections If working in MultiSite Plus, GitMS or combined mode, ACP requires connectivity. If it cannot detect connection loss, then this may cause loss of quorum. ACP uses the MSP/GitMS API to both poll in repos and to push out to the GFR script on each host (using the MSP/GitMS API). However, these are HTTP calls and, as such, are not overly sensitive to loss of a persistent connection.
Bandwidth Put your WAN through realistic load testing before going into production. You can then identify and fix potential problems before they the impact productivity.
DNS setup Use IP addresses instead of DNS hostnames, this ensures that DNS problems won't hinder performance. If you are required to use hostnames, test your DNS servers performance and availability prior to going into production.
Deployment modes The deployment mode is completely controlled by the license.key file. If you need to run in a different deployment mode, or change any othe aspect of your license, see License updates.
Integration with SVN MultiSite Plus:
See Deployment Guide for SVN MultiSite Plus.

Integration with Git MultiSite:
See Deployment Guide for Git MultiSite Plus.

Integration with both (SVN and Git MultiSite):
Running Access Control Plus in this mode enables combined management of Git and Subversion teams and resources. See both MultiSite deployment guides.

Standalone mode
In standalone mode only Access Control data is replicated between nodes. Each Access Control Plus node only manages access to local repository data. Generated password/Authz files are stored directly on the Access Control nodes.
Standalone mode is available for SVN only
Currently the Standalone mode is not able to support Git.
Git or SVN clients Any that are compatible with Git or SVN servers.
Apache server You will need to configure an Apache server to handle repositories appropriately. See specific Git and SVN details in the corresponding guides:
Git MultiSite Authentication (HTTP)
SVN MultiSite Deployment Checklist (Apache)
SSH for Git or SVN SSH authentication is supported by Git MultiSite and SVN MultiSite.
To use SSH for both Git and SVN use two accounts
Make sure that you install Git MultiSite using one account and install Subversion MultiSite using a different account. Do this because the ~account/.ssh/authorized_keys file can only point to either of Git or SVN.

It is easy to set up and is attached to a service that is often already enabled. Occasionally, firewall rules may block clients. This is not as popular with Windows users:

Audit accounts need administrator to change SSH key settings!
Currently, only administrators can update or delete an audit account SSH key. A future release will enable audit account self-service options.

System memory
Hardware sizing characteristics Java heap
<500 users <10 repos <100 teams 2GB
500 < users < 1500 10 < repos < 100 100 < teams < 200 3GB
1500 < users < 3000 100 < repos < 400 200 < teams < 400 4GB
3000 < users < 4000 400 < repos < 800 400 < teams < 800 6GB
Bigger 8GB+

Note: We do not recommend using the minimum
By default, Access Control Plus's Java process is allocated the following heap space: -Xms128m -Xmx2048m
In case of problems getting Access Control Plus running, you may need to alter the heap.
If you need to reduce the heap size you won't be operating with a comfortable margin: consider increasing your server's system memory.

Running with other apps:
In production you must always ensure that your system operates with a comfortable margin.
The above memory recommendations do not take into account other applications that you may run on the server, e.g. running Access Control Plus with either the Git or SVN MultiSite products. We recommend that you complete load testing and specify your server's memory based on peak usage.

GB or GiB
We should clarify how we refer to measures of memory and data. SVN MultiSite Plus has now adopted the binary prefixes as provided by the International Electrotechnical Commission. We therefore use Mebibyte (1,048,576 bytes) instead of Megabytes (1,000,000 bytes) within our products. However, we'll still refer to Megabytes and Gigabytes where these are more commonly understood - such as in the above table.
If you're not familiar with the difference between binary prefixs and the SI prefixes then we recommend that you read this Wikipedia article.

Disk space Subversion: Match to projects and branches.
Checkouts: You need sufficient disk space to handle large, in-transit checkouts which may get buffered to a tmp directory beneath the replicator installation until that checkout has been completed. The required space can be calculated using the following guideline:

File descriptor limit Ensure hard and soft limits are set to 64000 or higher. Check with the ulimit or limit command.

Journaling file system Replicator logs should be on a journaling file system, for example, ext3 on Linux or VXFS from Veritas.
Maximum user process limit At least three times the number of Git or SVN users.
Java Install JDK 6 (previously referred to as 1.6) or higher. We recommend using Oracle JDK 6.

JDK 7 Although we currently develop primarily to support Java 6's feature set, Access Control Plus is also compatible with Java 7.

Component compatibility When upgrading Access Control Plus, you must upgrade the Generic File Replication scripts to the version that matches the Access Control Plus version. Contact WANdisco Support for more information.
License model See License Management.

2. Deployment types

You can deploy Access Control Plus in various modes, including:

After installation you can see which mode you're in: Check your mode

3. Install Access Control Plus

When you've checked through the deployment checklist and you're confident that your system meets all the requirements, follow the steps in this section to install Access Control Plus.

Don't forget to check the Release Notes for the current version. They may refer to known limitations that affect you. See Release Notes.

Enable wildcards with ACP 1.5
If you are installing ACP, either for the first time or as an upgrade, you can enable the use of wildcards. See Enable wildcard support.

If you have problems, see the information on our Knowledgebase before contacting Support.

  1. Download the Access Control Plus installation script from the WANdisco File Distribution website, plus the necessary license key.
  2. Create a home directory for the installation, e.g. /opt/wandisco.
  3. Ensure that the license.key file is placed on your server. You need to provide a path to it during installation. Before you start, make sure the license matches the version of Access Control that you need.
  4. Ensure that the installation script is executable, e.g., enter the command:
    chmod a+x 
  5. Run the installation script.

    Running Apache?
    Run Access Control Plus with the same user and group that is used for Apache. This will help prevent permission problems.

    Workaround if /tmp directory is "noexec"
    Running the installer script will write files to the system's /tmp directory. If the system's /tmp directory is mounted with the "noexec" option then you will need to use the following argument when running the installer:
    --target <someDirectoryWhichCanBeWrittenAndExecuted>
    ./ --target /opt/wandisco/installation/

    Non-interactive installation You can complete an installation without user interaction. See Non-interactive installation.

    [root@redhat6 wandisco]# ./
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing WANdisco Access Control Plus..........
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    Welcome to the WANdisco Access Control Plus installation
    You are about to install WANdisco Access Control Plus version 1.0.0-1229
    Do you want to continue with the installation? (Y/n) Y
  6. Enter Y to continue. The installer checks for prerequisite applications.
  7. If there's a problem with Java, recheck the deployment checklist for information about their requirement. When Java is confirmed as installed, heap settings are aIpplied for running Access Control Plus.
    Checking prerequisites:
    INFO: Using the following Memory settings:
    INFO: -Xms128m -Xmx2048m
    Do you want to use these settings for the installation? (Y/n) Y

    Use the default settings and enter Y. For production, match these settings to your requirements. In this case, enter N and type in the start and maximum heap values.

    Changing Java heap after installation

    The Java heap settings are stored in the configuration file /opt/wandisco/scn-access-control-plus/main.config, e.g:
    # Access Control Plus configuration

    Setting the LOG_FILE environmental variable

    If you need to capture a complete record of installer messages, warnings, errors, then you need to set the LOG_FILE environment variable before running the installer.
    export LOG_FILE="opt/wandiscoscp/log/file.file"
    This file's permissions must allow being appended to by the installer. Ideally, the file should not already exist (or it should exist and be empty) and its directory should enable the account running the installer to create the file.
  8. The installer confirms TCP ports that it requires:
    Which port should ACP listen on? [8082]: 8082
    Which port should DConE listen on? [6444]: 6444
    Which port should the Content Delivery service listen on? [6445]: 6445
    You can use the default values. However, we strongly recommend that you allocate ports as part of a detailed site survey so that you can be sure that there are no conflicts and that all required ports are available on all sites.
  9. Enter the path to your license.key file, then press Enter:
    A license file is required to use Access Control Plus
    Path to the license file: /opt/wandisco/license.key	
  10. Enter a name for the Access Control Plus Node. This is used to refer to this particular instance of Access Control Plus. Choose a unique name consisting of numbers and letters:
    Node name: node70
  11. Enter system user and group details for running Access Control Plus. Note the warning about not using root user. In this case we've created a specific user and group to use with our SCM-related services and applications:
    We strongly advise against running Access Control Plus as the root user.
    Which user should Access Control Plus run as? wandisco
    Which group should Access Control Plus run as? wandisco	
  12. The next option configures the node for operating as part of a replication group. If you are installing a single Access Control Plus node, select Y. If you are installing multiple Access Control Plus nodes for replication, you need to decide which nodes will have this option enabled:
    One of your Access Control Plus nodes needs to be configured as a state machine creator. This MUST only be configured on ONE node.
    Configure this node as the statemachine creator? (y/N) y
    We entered y. If you're installing multiple Access Control Nodes then select enter y for just one of them.
  13. Enter the details for an administrator account. You use these details to access the Access Control admin console:
    Access Control Plus needs an admin user to be configured
    First Name: Adie
    Last Name: Ministrator
    Username: admin
    Email Address:
    Enter a password for admin:
    Confirm the password for admin:
  14. You are given a summary of your entries. Check them and enter y if you are happy to continue:
    Installing with the following settings:
    System user:                 wandisco
    System group:                wandisco
    Node name:                   node70
    Application Port:            8082
    DConE Port:                  6444
    Content Delivery Port:       6445
    Application Hostname:
    License:                     /opt/wandisco/license.key
    Admin user:                  admin
    Application Minimum memory:  128
    Application Maximum memory:  2048
    Statemachine Creator:        true
    Do you want to continue with the installation? (Y/n) y
  15. The installation completes and confirms a restart:
    Restarting scm-access-control-plus services...
    Stopping scm-access-control-plus:[  OK  ]
    Starting scm-access-control-plus:[  OK  ]
    Installation Complete
    [root@redhat6 wandisco]#
    At this point the Access Control Plus is running. Open a browser and point it at http://<serviceIP>:8082/ui.
    If you chose a different application port earlier in the process then you need to use it instead of the default "8082".

    Include /ui/ from the URL
    The browser-based admin console requires that you include the /ui/ directory in its URL. A future release will ensure that any request on the application port will redirect to the admin console.

  16. You are presented with the Access Control Plus End-user Agreement. Read through the agreement, then click Accept to continue.
    Access Control Plus Login
  17. Log in for the first time. Enter the username and password that you provided earlier. Then click Let's do this
    Access Control Plus Login
    You see Access Control Plus's Management Screen. This summarises the accounts, teams and SCM repositories that Access Control Plus manages, and rules that dictate the SCM resources that account holders can access.
    Access Control Login 2
    1. 3.1 Install auditing function

      3.1.1 At first ACP install

      At the end of the ACP install process you are asked:

      Do you wish to install auditing components for use with Access Control Plus? (Y/n)

      Make sure that you are certain that you want to install these components. For example, currently, when enabling global wildcards you receive no warning that this action cannot be reversed. You receive the message:

      This cannot be undone without reinstalling.
      1. Enter y.
      2. Confirm the details, using defaults as appropriate, to create an Apache log file and use Flume to send/receive the log details:


        • You only need to install the auditing component on one node.
        • A logger account is created during install. You need to provide a user name and password for this.
        • By default, the Flume process is run as the WANdisco user. For the sender (installed on Git MultiSite and SVN MultiSite Plus) to be able to capture the auditable events it needs to have access to the correct log file. If for example the apache access_log is owned by root, WANdisco cannot read it!
        • You need to set at least one log location per product. Otherwise, Flume will not monitor any logs at all:
          • FLUME_GITMS_LOG is the log location of the Git MultiSite log to monitor
          • MultiSite Plus uses:
            • SVN_ACCESS_LOG=<svnServe log location>
            • SVN_WEBDAV_LOG=<apache log location - normally /var/log/httpd/access_log>
          Note: If you configures an "svnserve" log file for auditing, make sure that it exists (else the auditing deamon aborts).
          Make sure that, whichever user is running, the flume_sender can actually read the log file permissions (normally wandisco user or apache user).
        • You will need to set the following environment variables:
          • FLUME_INSTALL_DIR: Flume install location for acp-flume-receiver
          • ACP_USER_ID: Logger user ID to connect flume->acp
          • ACP_USER_PASSWORD: Logger user password to connect flume->acp
          • ACP_USER_EMAIL: Logger user email
          • ACP_AVRO_HOST: Flume receiver IP
          • ACP_AVRO_PORT: Flume receiver port
          • FLUME_ACP_HOST: ACP IP for Flume to connect to
          • FLUME_ACP_PORT: ACP rest port for Flume to connect to
          • FLUME_AVRO_SSL: true/false to enable/disable SSL
          • FLUME_AVRO_KEYSTOE_LOC: Only required if FLUME_AVRO_SSL=true, keystore location
          • FLUME_AVRO_KEYSTORE_PASS: Only required if FLUME_AVRO_SSL=true, keystore password
          • FLUME_AVRO_TRUSTSTORE_LOC: Only required if FLUME_AVRO_SSL=true, truststore location
          • FLUME_AVRO_TRUSTSTORE_PASS: Only required if FLUME_AVRO_SSL=true, truststore password

        Note: The query regarding "SVN access log" applies to SVNServe. Unless you have SVNServe set up with logging enabled, then answer "n" to this question.

        Please enter Flume installation location.  We recommend the use of a separate file system with sufficient disk space for several days of auditing events. [/opt/wandisco]: 
        Do you want to monitor an Apache log? (Y/n) y
        Location of Apache access log. [/var/log/httpd/access_log]: 
        Do you want to monitor an SVN Access log? (Y/n) y
        Location of SVN access log. [/var/log/httpd/access_log]: 
        Please enter Flume Receiver connection details.
        Flume Receiver Hostname or IP address:
        Flume Receiver Port: 8441
        Is SSL enabled? (y/n) n
        ACP Logger User: logger
        ACP Logger User Password:
        ACP Logger User Email Address:

        The monitoring questions above (regarding Apache, SVNServe, etc.) enable auditing for the standalone license of ACP. Instances of ACP talking to either one or both of Git MultiSite and MultiSite Plus should not require ACP's monitoring because they should be monitored by the Flume installed by those products.

        Note: If you set up SVNServe later, you need to modify the sender config file, for example for SVN, /opt/wandisco/flume-svn-flume-sender/conf/acp_sender.conf:

        1. Change:
          acpSender.sources =  svnWebdavSource


          acpSender.sources =  svnWebdavSource svnServeSource
        2. Add the following sections as applicable:
          acpSender.sources.svnServeSource.type = exec
          acpSender.sources.svnServeSource.command = tail -F <svnServe-log-location>
          acpSender.sources.svnServeSource.restart = true
          acpSender.sources.svnServeSource.channels = memChannel
        3. Save the file.
        4. Restart the SVN Flume sender.

        If you want to then disable SVNserve, remove svnServe from this line:

        acpSender.sources =  svnWebdavSource svnServeSource

        If you are installing or upgrading in non-interactive "silent" mode:
        One of the final steps you must implement is to call the following REST API after EULA acceptance, and with all ACP nodes operational:

        curl -u admin:pass -X PUT localhost:8082/api/settings/createauditstatemachine
        Note: This call outputs a task id, and you need to follow it to make sure that it finishes. To do that, you make the following call, until the status returns isDone=true:
        curl -u admin:pass -X GET /api/task/<returnedTaskID>
        When the task is complete, after approximately 30 seconds to a minute, you must do the following check at all ACP nodes:
        curl -u admin:pass -X GET /api/settings/auditstatemachineid
        If the call returns null on all of your nodes then you must:
        1. On one of the nodes that returned null, make a REST call to:
          curl -u admin:pass -X PUT /api/settings/resetproposedauditdsmid
          Make sure that a task id is returned.
        2. Then make a REST call to:
          curl -u admin:pass -X GET /api/task/<returnedTaskID>
          Confirm that the task has completed.
        3. At this point you must start the procedure over.
        If the call returns a mix of nulls and non-nulls, then call WANDisco Support.

        3.1.2 With ACP upgrade to 1.5

        During the 1.5 upgrade installation you must set the ENABLE_AUDITING variable. If you set this variable to TRUE then you also need to set the variables listed in section 3.1.1.

        3.1.3 Flume send

        Flume config file is acp_sender.conf.

        Note: This is only for the Standalone license.

        To start the Flume sender use:

        /etc/init.d/flume_sender start

        To stop the Flume sender use:

        service svn-msp-flume-sender start|stop

        3.1.4 Flume receive

        Flume location can be set on install. It defaults to /opt/wandisco/flume-<product-name> so is /opt/wandisco/flume-svn-multisite-plus or /opt/wandisco/flume-scm-access-control-plus:

        cd /opt/wandisco/flume/-<product-name>./

        Note: You only need to use this if you need to stop the auditing separately from the system. System startup/shutdown automatically starts/stops the Flume components as well as ACP.

        3.1.5 FLUME_MAX_MEMORY

        When upgrading from ACP, the environmental variable FLUME_MAX_MEMORY is not currently set correctly. You need to set the value in /opt/wandisco/scm-access-control-plus/config/main.conf.

        Default value: 256m, (MiB RAM)
        Recommended value: 256m

        You need to set the variable in the main.conf, if you set the variable only through the console, the upgrade will work but afterwards, flume-agent will not start.

        Memory sizes in the main.conf file are in MiB but must be integers. Do not append the 'm'.

        You will need to set the value up higher if Apache, svnserve, etc. logfile entry rate is higher. If set too low the Flume log file will show an error and the Flume agent will have exited.

        3.2 Install Generic File Replication RPMs

        On all replicating nodes where you have SVN MultiSite Plus and/or Git MultiSite installed, you need to install the relevant RPMs for Generic File Replication. One RPM is dedicated for SVN MultiSite Plus and one for Git MultiSite. For example, for Access Control Plus 1.0 GA Build 1365, the SVN GFR RPM is ACP GFR SVN 1.0 GA Build 1365. If you do not install the RPMs you receive an error message.

        The RPMs contain the receiver scripts noted in the Generic File Replication for MultiSite section.

        3.2.1 SVN MultiSite Plus

        On all nodes:

        1. Make the RPM executable:
          chmod 777 acp-gfr-scripts-svn.noarch.rpm
        2. Install the RPM:
          rpm -ivh acp-gfr-scripts-svn.noarch.rpm
          You see the following output:
          Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
             1:acp-gfr-scripts-svn    ########################################### [100%]
        3. To verify the RPM executed successfully, navigate to the directory where SVN MultiSite is installed and check that the ACP GFR scripts are present. For example:
          [root@node1 bin]# cd /opt/wandisco/svn-multisite-plus/replicator/gfr/bin
          [root@node1 bin]# ls
          acp  acpLockAndRun  postDeliveryAZPW

          The postDeliveryAZPW file listed above is not part of the GFR scripts.

        4. Check that the ACP authz and password files are replicated across all Git nodes correctly.

        3.2.2 Git MultiSite

        On all nodes:

        1. Make the RPM executable:
          chmod 777 acp-gfr-scripts-git.noarch.rpm
        2. Install the RPM:
          rpm -ivh acp-gfr-scripts-git.noarch.rpm
          You see the following output:
          Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
             1:acp-gfr-scripts-git    ########################################### [100%]
        3. To verify the RPM executed successfully, navigate to the directory where Git MultiSite is installed and check that the ACP GFR scripts are present. For example:
          [root@node2 bin]# cd /opt/wandisco/git-multisite/replicator/gfr/bin
          [root@node2 bin]# ls
          acp  acpLockAndRun  postDeliveryAZPW

          The postDeliveryAZPW file listed above is not part of the GFR scripts.

        4. Check that the ACP authz and password files are replicated across all Git nodes correctly.

        4. Setting up

        After installing you need to set up Access Control Plus to work to your deployment requirements. Different deployments require different steps. Below are checklists for some example deployments.

        4.1 Standalone mode

        In Standalone mode there's no integration with an SCM replication product (e.g. Git MultiSite).

        In this example you run with multiple Access Control Plus nodes, using LDAP authentication and SSL end-to-end encryption of traffic. Click each step to be taken to the relevant sections. Ignore or replace steps that aren't required. For example, if you are not running with LDAP, you might replace that step with Adding Accounts.

        Follow the links in these steps if you are deploying in Standalone mode:

        1. Induction: Connecting your nodes
        2. LDAP: Enable LDAP Auth
        3. SSL: Enable SSL encryption
        4. Email notifications: Set up email notification
        5. Repositories templates: Create repositories templates
        6. Resources: Add resources
        7. Teams: Create a team
        8. Rules: Create a rule

        If you are running with only one Access Control node, you can drop the Induction step.

        4.2 Access Control Plus with MultiSite

        Follow the links in these steps if your are deploying with a MultiSite product:

        1. Induction: Connecting your nodes
        2. Git/SVN MultiSite: Connect to MultiSite
        3. LDAP: Enable LDAP Auth
        4. SSL: Enable SSL encryption
        5. Email Notifications: Setup Email notification
        6. Repositories Templates: Create repositories templates
        7. Resources: Add resources
        8. Teams: Create a team
        9. Rules: Create a rule

        Access Control Plus is now installed. Before you start setting up accounts, teams, etc. you should run through the Settings screen. First, check off what other elements on your platform need to be integrated into Access Control Plus.

        4.3 Setting up LDAP

        It is common practice to use one or more LDAP authorities for managing which employees need accounts created in Access Control Plus. You connect any number of LDAP authorities, adding them through the Settings screen.

        Local users are exempt from updates and removal for synchronization of team admins and team members. This means that a local admin who appears in an authority won't suddenly be added to a team or be made into a sys admin. Instead a message is logged to indicate that this user has been skipped. The sys admin must then ensure that the local user is removed.

        4.4 Access control settings

        1. From the admin console, click the Settings link on the menu bar.
        Settings 01

        2. The settings are displayed in an accordion-style menu. Click either the links on the side menu or the title bars in the right-hand panel.
        Settings 01

        Full details on setting up each section are provided in the Settings reference guide. Apply settings suitable for your deployment of Access Control Plus. The product's appearance and functionality differs depending on whether you are running it in a standalone mode or in conjunction with WANdisco's Git or SVN MultiSite products.

        4.5 Application Settings

        These settings extend Access Control Plus's functionality:

        • Access Control Updates: This option contains settings for running Access Control in Batch updates mode. For more information see the reference section on Batch updates.
        • Repository Templates: This option defines Git or SVN repositories. For Access Control Plus to manage access to a repository, you must add a template that corresponds with an existing repository, along with appropriate references to a password or authorization file.

          See Adding repository templates, Managing Repository Templates.

        4.6 Node Management

        These settings control how Access Control Plus communicates with other Access Control Plus nodes on the replication network, specifically when Access Control Plus is used with WANdisco's DConE replication protocol.

        • Node Induction: The Node Induction option describes how to connect this particular instance of Access Control Plus to a replication network. Again, this applies to deployments where multiple instances of Access Control Plus are running, which would allow each development site to have its own replica of the access control service. See Inducting a node.
        • Node Repairs: Use this option if one or more nodes are lost or experiencing a lengthy disconnection from the replication network. This redefines the replication group so that the remaining nodes can continue to operate. See Running a node repair.

        4.7 External Applications

        These connect Access Control Plus to supporting systems for additonal functionality.

        • Connect to MultiSite: If you are running Access Control Plus with WANdisco's Git or SVN MultiSite products then you need to enter the necessary details for Access Control Plus to talk to MultiSite via its REST API interface. See Connecting to SVN MultiSite and Connecting to Git MultiSite.
        • Connect to LDAP: Most deployments use an existing LDAP authority to manage their employee system accounts. This option lets you connect to multiple LDAP authorities and set up queries to filter for accounts that need access to SCM resources. See Adding an LDAP Authority, Manage LDAP Authorities.
        • Email Notifications: Set the Email Notifcations to connect to an available relay server so that Access Control Plus can send notifcation emails to administration staff.

          See Enable email notifcations and Manage email settings.

        5. Non-interactive installation

        You can start installing a node without root-level terminal access to the server, known as a silent installation. When the installation has finished you can complete the configuration of the node through a browser (interactive-style) or script the configuration using REST API calls. Note, however, that induction of the nodes still requires interaction with the admin UI.

        For a silent installation run:

        The installation then runs without user interaction. When completed, the browser-based admin console starts. You then need to complete the node setup from the restart stage.

        You should be able to build additional automation into the installation by using various calls to the REST API, e.g. setting up an admin account, setting up defaults for resources, templates and LDAP settings, etc. However, you cannot yet complete the induction of nodes without support from WANdisco's support team.

        Environmental variables used are:
        ACP_USER=wandisco: System user for the Access Control Plus process
        ACP_GROUP=wandisco: System group used by Access Control Plus process
        ACP_PORT=9000: Port allocated for web access to the admin console
        ACP_DCONE_PORT=9050: Port allocated for replicated data
        ACP_CONTENT_PORT=8000: Port allocated for Access Control's internal content delivery
        ACP_NODE_NAME=node1: Name of the Node which is different for each node
        ACP_ADMIN_USER=admin: Admin account username
        ACP_ADMIN_FIRST_NAME=mr: Admin account first name
        ACP_ADMIN_LAST_NAME=admin: Admin account last name Email address for the admin account - needed to allow Access Control Plus to send out notification emails
        ACP_ADMIN_PASSWORD=password: Admin password
        ACP_MEM_LOW=128: The minimum amount of memory allocated to Access Control Plus
        ACP_MEM_HIGH=2048: The maximum amount of memory allocated to Access Control Plus
        ACP_LICENSE_FILE=/home/wandisco/keys/License.key: The full path to the license.key file
        ACP_STATEMACHINE_CREATOR='true': True only for a single (induction controller) node, false for the rest
        ACP_HOSTNAME=node1: The IP address or fully qualified domain name of the node which must match with those encoded into to the license.key file

        Note: The silent install is halted by the request to set the ENABLE_AUDITING variable to true or false, the default.