WAPT 2.0 F.A.Q. : 70 questions about WAPT
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Discover the WAPT 2.0 F.A.Q.:
- General questions
- Using WAPT
- WAPT 2.0
- Discover WAPT Discovery
- The integration of WAPT with GLPI
- Features (potentially) to come
- Discover the WAPT Self Service
- Managing WAPT packages
- Windows Updates
- Using remote repositories
- Security in WAPT
- Technical questions
Is WAPT the only solution in its category to be certified by the ANSSI?
Do you offer educational rates?
What is the future of the public package repository after the end of WAPT Community?
Is it possible to test this new version of WAPT?
Is there a negotiated protocol with the groupement logiciel?
Are there any free package repositories other than the WAPT Store and the fourmis du web?
Is it possible to install a WAPT server on a Raspberry Pi?
Does WAPT work correctly on every versions?
What happens if WAPT installs one version of a software and a user installs another version on the same computer?
Can a single WAPT instance manage multiple independent AD domains?
Is it possible to deploy software on Mac OS X computers?
Is the WAPT console a rich client?
You can interact with the console only if you have a valid certificate. This strengthens the security of deployments.
What is the difference between a basic installation and a forced installation of a package?
Is it possible to use AD groups to manage console access?
Is it possible to use WAPT to manage stand-alone computer stations?
How do WAPT agents for MAC OS behave?
Discover WAPT 2.0:
Questions about WAPT 2.0
Will WAPT 2.0 also be certified by the ANSSI?
Is the migration from WAPT Community 1.8.2 to WAPT 2.0 easy?
However, you will have to re-sign your packages after the switch to Python 3. You may have to modify some packages that are not compatible with Python 3. We have provided a dedicated button in the console to simplify this task.
If you are using an older version, you will have to upgrade several times (up to 1.8.2) before upgrading to version 2.0.
Will a message appear to indicate which packages will be in error during the migration to WAPT 2.0?
Does version 2.0 solve the error message problem on clients who have installed Anaconda?
What does the new package summary tab add?
Do you have any APIs planned for this new version?
Is there any way to know which packages will be incompatible before upgrading to version 2.0?
Is it possible to import WAPT 2.0 based packages to a 1.8.2 version?
Is the WAPT 2.0 client available on Big Sur?
Does Mesh use port 443?
What is the release date of WAPT Discovery?
What happens if WAPT Discovery is used on a computer park with more than 300 computers?
Will Mesh integration be included in WAPT Discovery?
The integration of WAPT with GLPI
Will the Discovery version benefit from the integration of WAPT with GLPI?
With WAPT, is the tracking of changes made on the workstation similar to Fusion?
What information is sent to GLPI?
Is it possible to add the merge tag based on the OU where the machine is located in the AD domain?
Features (potentially) to come
Do you plan to integrate other solutions than GLPI?
Are smartphone agents planned in the roadmap?
Is it possible to have a dashboard with the software that is not up to date?
However, if a new version is available in the public repository, it is possible to check the box “Newer packages only”.
Will it be possible to deploy packages to user-based AD groups?
Have you made any progress on the Wake On Lan feature in multi-site (across repositories)?
Is it possible to update the console without action?
Is it planned to add an update package warning when opening the console?
Is native support on Azure AD planned?
How WAPT works:
Discover the WAPT Self Service
Does a user need administrator rights to install WAPT Self Service packages?
Can I access WAPT Self Service without authentication?
Is the identification to WAPT Self Service done with CAS or Shiboleth authentication?
Does WAPT Self Service work for telecommuting computers? Are there any recommendations to follow with firewalls / VPNs?
An intermediate mode is provided which transfers the “login/password” to the WAPT server, which will then make an LDAP request.
WAPT packages management
Are packages subject to a size limit?
Is it possible to force the installation of packages only at boot time?
Is it possible to choose the order in which packages are installed when the machine is shut down?
How are checkboxes that install third-party software handled when installing software via WAPT?
Can I remotely uninstall a package that was not installed with WAPT?
Is it possible to launch a one-time task on an agent without using package creation?
How does package deployment work on degraded networks?
Is it possible to disable the automatic installation of packages at shutdown?
It will be more complicated to prevent it for some packages, but it can be done.
Does a deployed application follow its classic update cycle? What about adding PPAs on Linux clients?
Will a manually made package in which I specify a type of package that is forbidden to me be refused by the WAPT client?
Why the "launch package update" doesn't function appear when I right-click on a package in the WAPT console?
- You have just migrated to the latest version without putting any ACL.
- The computer is not connected.
- You have a certificate that is not good.
The machine package of the teleworking computers keeps the status "to upgrade". Where can this problem come from?
Can I schedule the installation of Windows packages and updates?
Can we deploy major Windows Updates to a set of PCs?
For most major updates, we provide the package on the WAPT store so feel free to check it out.
Is it possible to know the percentage of Windows Updates installed on a computer?
Using remote repositories
How is space management done in a remote repository?
Do you need a dedicated workstation or a server to manage remote repositories and packages?
Is it possible to create a package and prevent it from being automatically replicated to remote repositories?
Can we create a remote repository on synology (docker)?
Security in WAPT
Is the access to the database secure? How is it secured?
How can I secure administrator access to the console?
Is it possible to encrypt the database?
Is it recommended to create one certificate per person?
How to manage roaming/teleworking computers without a unified network via VPN? Is it recommended to create one certificate per person?
- You can use a VPN so that the computer stations are on the same network.
- It is also possible to put the WAPT server on the Internet so that the computers can see it. As the certificates take care of securing WAPT, the server is not considered a sensitive asset.
Is it possible to remove the WAPT Exit when the machine is stopped?
Is Lutti still working?
I don’t think you should have any more questions. However, if I’m wrong, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comment section!
The WAPT 2.2 F.A.Q. is available! Discover the questions asked during our WAPT 2.2 presentation webinar!
With version 2.2, you can manage operating system deployment directly from the WAPT console!
Discover LUTI: Our new internal tool to automatically create, test and track WAPT packages to the WAPT Store!