Location of Files Required By Automox

This describes the various files and their respective locations to support the Automox agent, which could potentially be considered for whitelisting.

The following describes file locations per operating system:

  • Linux

  • macOS

  • Windows

Linux

For Linux, the Automox agent files are located here:

File Location

Description

/etc/init.d/amagent

This is the location of the initialization script for the agent.

/var/lib/amagent/

This is the amagent.db database as well as dynamically generated exec folders and scripts for executing the scripts we need for the product to function.

Example folder layout:

drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 224 May 10 16:17 .
drwxr-xr-x 19 root root 608 May 11 16:03 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 16384 May 10 16:17 amagent.db
drwx------ 3 root root 96 May 8 15:16 execDir118111890
drwx------ 3 root root 96 May 8 14:30 execDir419776156
drwx------ 3 root root 96 May 8 14:40 execDir534130416
drwx------ 3 root root 96 May 8 14:41 execDir993973924

NOTE

The agent runs scripts to execute its functions within dynamically created folders with the prefix "execDir".

File Location

Description

/opt/amagent/amagent

This is the agent executable that runs as a service.

Logs (Linux)

All logging goes to the syslogs folders. The amagent logs can be viewed with either of these commands:

systemctl status amagent
cat /var/log/syslog | grep amagent

macOS

For macOS, the Automox agent files are located as described here:

File Location

Description

/var/tmp/installerlog.txt

This is the log containing output and potential errors from actual agent install.

/var/tmp/amagent-accesskey.txt

This is the temporary location for the access key during agent installation and startup.

/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.automox.agent.plist

This is the plist file for the Automox Agent daemon process.

/Library/Application Support/Automox/

This location stores the amagent.db database, the 'Automox Notifier.app', as well as dynamically generated exec folders and scripts for executing the scripts we need for the product to function. The notifier provides notifications to end users for patch events and restarts.

Example folder layout:

drwxrwxrwx 7 root wheel 224 May 10 16:17 .
drwxr-xr-x 19 root admin 608 May 11 16:03 ..
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root wheel 16384 May 10 16:17 amagent.db
drwx------ 3 root wheel 96 May 8 15:16 execDir221989621
drwx------ 3 root wheel 96 May 8 14:30 execDir266587032
drwx------ 3 root wheel 96 May 8 14:40 execDir399049188
drwx------ 3 root wheel 96 May 8 14:41 execDir591069041

NOTE

The agent runs scripts to execute its functions within dynamically created folders with the prefix "execDir".

File Location

Description

/usr/local/bin/amagent

This is the agent executable that runs as a launch daemon.

Logs (macOS)

All logging goes to /var/log/system.log {grep for amagent}

Windows

For Windows, the Automox agent is located here:

File Location

Description

C:/ProgramData/amagent/

This is the location for the amagent.db database as well as dynamically generated exec folders and scripts for executing the scripts we need for the product to function.

C:/Program Files/Automox/AgentNotifier.exe

The Notifier provides notifications to end users for patch events and restarts.

C:/Program Files/Automox/amagent.exe

This agent executable runs as a Windows service and is called "Automox Agent".

C:/ProgramData/amagent/amagent.log

This is the amagent log file.

PowerShell

PoewrShell 5.0+ feature "Language Modes" generates two files used to detect the current language mode. These files end up blocked, but this does not affect Automox functionality. For a more detailed description of this scenario, contact Automox support (support@automox.com). See also About Language Modes.