RapidIdentity Product Guide

CentOS 7 Appliance Installation

Recent changes to ISO controllers for RapidIdentity have caused the Appliance Installation procedure to change slightly. With CentOS 6 installations, RapidIdentity administrators could configure network settings during installation, but with CentOS 7, this is no longer the case.


The following steps assume RapidIdentity is installed on a virtual machine.

  1. Prior to installing RapidIdentity Appliance, access the Installation Files and download the latest ISO image. If installing on physical hardware, use the optical image to create a bootable CD/DVD or USB drive.

  2. Create a virtual machine as defined in System Requirements.

  3. Boot from the installation image. The first thing you will need to do is create a password for the config login.


    This is one of the first differences between CentOS 6 and CentOS 7 installations; with CentOS 6, the default password Cust0mer was installed and stated. Now, users are prompted to provide a password before the appliance is installed.

  4. The Appliance OS will install, running through several screens of items.


    This may take several minutes.

  5. At the installation confirmation screen, there will be some instructions for next steps. Unmount the ISO before pressing any key to reboot.

  6. After the system reboots into the CentOS 7 screen, login using the config ID with the password created in step 3.

  7. If the virtual machine is not using DHCP to obtain an IP address, navigate to and select Setup Network. If DHCP is already configured, skip to Installing RapidIdentity.


    This is one of the crucial changes between CentOS 6 and CentOS 7 installations.

  8. Select Edit a connection.

  9. Choose the network interface to be used for RapidIdentity. In this case, the network is ens33.

  10. Edit connection menu to change IPv4 Configuration to Manual. and update all network settings. Once this is complete, scroll down and click Save.


    It is critical to set up the correct IP address, the correct Gateway, and a DNS server. If the DNS Server isn't working, we will be unable to import Appliance installation scripts.

  11. Once the interface has been configured, it will need to be activated. Return to the Network Settings menu from step 9. Instead of editing the connection, navigate to and select Activate a connection.

  12. The connection may show as activated (with an asterisk next to it), but to refresh the setting, Deactivate then Reactivate the connection.

  13. At this juncture, it may be useful to update the host name from the network menu.

  14. From the main menu, navigate to and select Install RapidIdentity.

  15. Once the files finish installing, a confirmation message will appear and prompt for reboot. Press Enter to proceed.

  16. At the next login after reboot, you will see the header now identifies the system as a RapidIdentity Appliance. IP addresses are displayed here as well, in case you choose to SSH into the system. Log in with the config username and the password set up in Step 3.

  17. Confirm that RapidIdentity is running to ensure the installation was successful. Now you can configure the local database and the local LDAP Server.