Hypersocket Client Installation on Linux (DEB)

Introduction

The Hypersocket client is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems. This article will show you how to install the Linux version of the client.

 

Prerequisites

1. All users who will be using Hypersocket can have the Hypersocket Client installed and this feature should be installed on the server (from Updates, Features & Licensing->Features->Client).

 

The Hypersocket Client is required to be able to use VPN features and it is optional for SSO or MFT features. Installing the client requires sudo or root rights, but once installed any standard user account will be able to launch and use the client.

2. In order for the client to function on Linux you will need a minimum of Java 8 or equivalent installed. For example, package oracle-java8-installer.

 

Step 1 – Download the client

To get the client the user should first log on to the Hypersocket web interface, then click on the Downloads button in the top navbar. In the Downloads page that appears, click on the link for the DEB installer.

 

Step 2 – Installing the client

There are two methods to install, command line and GUI. To install via the command line go to the location the file was placed and enter the following:

sudo dpkg -i hypersocket-client-jfx-linux-VERSION.deb

Allow the process to complete and the client will  now be available.

To install through the desktop GUI, enable executable permissions for the file double click the deb file to run the installer. We're using Linux Mint here so the Package Installer launches and displays the Hypersocket Client. Click Install Package to start the install.

 

When prompted, enter the sudo password and click OK. Allow the client to install and click Close when completed.

 

Once the installation has completed you can close the Package Installer.

Now in a terminal run:

sudo service hypersocket-service start

 

Step 3 – Launching the client

Launch the hypersocket-gui file from /opt/hypersocket-client-jfx. You can also pull the Hypersocket JavaFX Client file onto your taskbar for easy launching of the client.

The Hypersocket client will load at the top of the screen by default appearing similar to this.

 

Step 4 - Connecting to a Hypersocket server

Select the Connection option  and select the server that was entered during installation, provide your login details when prompted.

 

When the login completes  the client will be populated with resources from the server, you can launch these from the client.

 

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