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Red Hat EL Janssen Installation#

Before you install, check the VM system requirements.

Supported versions#

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL 8)

Install the Package#

  • Install EPEL and mod-auth-openidc as dependencies
sudo yum -y install
sudo yum -y module enable mod_auth_openidc 
  • Download the GPG key zip file , unzip and import GPG key
sudo rpm -import automation-jans-public-gpg.asc
  • Download the release package from the Github Janssen Project Releases
wget -P ~/
  • Verify integrity of the downloaded package using published sha256sum.

    Download sha256sum file for the package

    wget -P ~/

    Check the hash if it is matching.

    sha256sum -c jans-1.1.3-el8.x86_64.rpm.sha256sum

    Output similar to below should confirm the integrity of the downloaded package.

    jans-1.1.3-el8.x86_64.rpm: OK
  • Install the package

sudo yum install ~/jans-1.1.3-el8.x86_64.rpm

Run the setup script#

  • Run the setup script in interactive mode:
sudo python3 /opt/jans/jans-setup/

The installer should confirm successful installation with a message similar to the one shown below:

See more detailed instructions on the setup script if you're confused how to answer any of the questions, for details about command line arguments, or you would prefer to use a properties file instead of interactive mode.

Verify the Installation#

After the successful completion of setup process, verify the system health.

Log in to Text User Interface (TUI)#

Begin configuration by accessing the TUI with the following command:

sudo /opt/jans/jans-cli/

Full TUI documentation can be found here

If you have selected casa during installation you can access casa using urlhttps://<host>/jans-casa

Enabling HTTPS#

To enable communication with Janssen Server over TLS (https) in a production environment, Janssen Server needs details about CA certificate. Update the HTTPS cofiguration file https_jans.conf as shown below:


Want to use Let's Encrypt to get a certificate? Follow this guide.

  • Open https_jans.conf

    sudo vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/https_jans.conf

  • Update SSLCertificateFile and SSLCertificateKeyFile parameters values

    SSLCertificateFile location_of_fullchain.pem
    SSLCertificateKeyFile location_of_privkey.pem

  • Restart httpd service for changes to take effect

    sudo service httpd restart


Uninstall process involves two steps and removes all the Janssen Server components.


For removal of the attached persistence store, please refer to this note.

  1. Delete files installed by Janssen
  2. Remove and purge the jans package

  3. Use the command below to uninstall the Janssen server

sudo python3 /opt/jans/jans-setup/ -uninstall

Console output like below will confirm the successful uninstallation of the Janssen Server

This process is irreversible.
You will lose all data related to Janssen Server.

Are you sure to uninstall Janssen Server? [yes/N] yes

Uninstalling Jannsen Server...
Removing /etc/default/jans-config-api
Stopping jans-config-api
Removing /etc/default/jans-scim
Stopping jans-scim
Removing /etc/default/jans-fido2
Stopping jans-fido2
Removing /etc/default/jans-auth
Stopping jans-auth
Removing /etc/default/jans-client-api
Stopping jans-client-api
Stopping OpenDj Server
Executing rm -r -f /etc/certs
Executing rm -r -f /etc/jans
Executing rm -r -f /opt/jans
Executing rm -r -f /opt/amazon-corretto*
Executing rm -r -f /opt/jre
Executing rm -r -f /opt/node*
Executing rm -r -f /opt/jetty*
Executing rm -r -f /opt/jython*
Executing rm -r -f /opt/opendj
Executing rm -r -f /opt/dist
Removing /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/https_jans.conf
Removing /etc/apache2/sites-available/https_jans.conf
  • Remove the linux package

Use the command below to remove and purge jans package

yum remove jans.x86_64

Successful removal will remove the Janssen Server package along with the removal of all the unused dependencies.

Last update: 2024-01-31
Created: 2022-05-18