Common Admin Tasks

Updating the ESM License

  1. Using a web browser, navigate to http://localhost:18080/esm/ where 18080 is the port you configured ESM Server on. If accessing from a machine other than the server, you must specify the hostname or IP address of the ESM Server in place of localhost. You should be presented with a screen requesting a license file

    ESM Server First Launch

  2. Click Browse to navigate and select your ESM license file.

  3. Click Upload, then click Renew License.

  4. The License Holder and Expiry Date should be updated with the new license details.

    ESM Licence Applied

  5. Click Refresh. You should see the main ESM Web Application screen.

Terminating sessions

ESM 2020 introduces enhanced security and configuration capabilities for terminating sessions. The functionality to terminate sessions from the ESM user interface requires the configuration of the terminateSpec.yaml file. This functionality is disabled by default.

To enable the session terminate capability remove the .template extension from the terminateSpec.yaml template file which is found in the bin folder of the agent.

The terminateSpec.yaml file uses regular expressions to match the name of the process that is requested to be killed, and the owning user of the process that is to be killed. The configuration in the terminateSpec.yaml file extends the security capabilities that are found in the ESM user interface.

terminateSpec:
  - processFilterRegex: /opt/sas/software/SASFoundation/9.4/sas.*
    userFilterRegex: ''
    canBeTerminated: true

The above example allows any privileged user in ESM to kill any SAS session where the installed path of SAS is /opt/sas/software/SASFoundation/9.4/.