Installing the software

This chapter describes how to install the Security World Software on the computer to which your nShield Edge will be connected.

After you have installed the software and connected an nShield Edge to your computer, you must complete further Security World creation, configuration and setup tasks before you can use your nShield environment to protect and manage your keys. See the User Guide for more about creating a Security World and the appropriate Card Sets, and further configuration or setup tasks.

If you are planning to use an nToken with a client, this should be physically installed in the client before installing the Security World software, see nToken Installation Guide

Installing the Security World Software on Windows

Do the following:

  1. Log in as Administrator or as a user with local administrator rights.

  2. Place the Security World Software installation media in the optical disc drive. Launch setup.msi manually when prompted.

  3. Follow the onscreen instructions. Accept the license terms. Select Next to continue.

  4. Specify the installation directory. Select Next to continue.

  5. Select all the components required for installation, and then select Install. All components will be selected by default. Unselect via dropdown menu for any individual component that you do not wish to install. nShield Hardware Support and Core Tools are necessary to install the Security World Software. See Software packages for more about the component bundles and the additional software supplied on your installation media.

    The selected components are installed in the installation directory chosen above. The installer creates links to the following nShield Cryptographic Service Provider (CSP) setup wizards as well as remote management tools under Start > All Programs > nCipher:

    • If nShield CSPs (CAPI, CNG) was selected: 32bit CSP install wizard, which sets up CSPs for 32-bit applications.

    • If nShield CSPs (CAPI, CNG) was selected: 64bit CSP install wizard, which sets up CSPs for 64-bit applications.

    • If nShield CSPs (CAPI, CNG) was selected: CNG configuration wizard, which sets up the CNG providers.

    • If nShield Java was selected: KeySafe, which runs the key management application.

    • If nShield Remote Administration Client Tools was selected: Remote Administration Client, which runs the remote administration client.

    If selected, the SNMP agent will be installed, but will not be added to the Services area in Control PanelAdministrative Tools of the target Windows machine. If you wish to install the SNMP agent as a service, please consult the SNMP monitoring agent section in the User Guide.

  6. Select Finish to complete the installation.

  7. The following global variables are set upon install:


    • %NFAST_HOME%



Installing the Security World Software on Linux

  1. Log in as a user with root privileges.

  2. Place the installation media in the optical disc drive, and mount the drive.

  3. Open a terminal window, and change to the root directory.

  4. Extract the required .tar files to install all the software bundles by running commands of the form:

    tar xf disc-name/linux/ver/<file>.tar.gz

    In this command, ver is the architecture of the operating system (for example, i386 or amd64), and <file>.tar is the name of a .tar.gz file for that component.

  5. Run the install script by using the following command:

  6. Log in to your normal account.

  7. Add /opt/nfast/bin to your PATH system variable:

    • If you use the Bourne shell, add these lines to your system or personal profile:

      export PATH
    • If you use the C shell, add this line to your system or personal profile:

      setenv PATH /opt/nfast/bin:$PATH