Note: The Linux client can run perfectly well without being installed first—if you wish to use
sdm in this way, check out the Running Without Installation section below.
You should have received an email inviting you to your strongDM account. Open the invitation email and click the enclosed link to set your password.
After logging in, open a terminal and execute the following command:
$ curl -J -O -L https://app.strongdm.com/releases/cli/linux
Unzip the file:
$ unzip sdmcli_<VERSION_NUMBER>_linux_amd64.zip
Follow instructions provided by the install command (must be excuted using sudo):
$ sudo ./sdm install
Note: If you are installing with Fedora Linux, use the
-E flag to preserve the user environment. This is necessary due to the way Fedora handles
Important If you are attempting to set up a relay, see the relay guide.
Proceed to the CLI guide to learn how to connect to datasources and servers.
If any errors occur or if the installation fails in any way, please contact email@example.com for assistance.
Once you’ve downloaded and unzipped the Linux client (step 3 above), you are ready to run commands—no installation needed. In order to do so, you’ll either need to log in (
./sdm login) or provide an admin token or service account token in the
SDM_ADMIN_TOKEN environment variable.
$ curl -J -O -L https://app.strongdm.com/releases/cli/linux % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 100 128 100 128 0 0 384 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 384 100 6733k 100 6733k 0 0 2896k 0 0:00:02 0:00:02 --:--:-- 3435k curl: Saved to filename 'sdmcli_0.7.11_linux_amd64.zip' $ unzip sdmcli_0.7.11_linux_amd64.zip Archive: sdmcli_0.7.11_linux_amd64.zip inflating: sdm $ export SDM_ADMIN_TOKEN=<token here> $ ./sdm status DATASOURCE NAME STATUS PORT TYPE Customer Database RO not connected 1433 mssql Customer Database RW connected 1433 mssql