Change from unmanaged to managed mode on non-Windows platforms

You have two methods to change McAfee Agent mode on non-Windows systems. You can change the mode using local or remote provisioning using maconfig.

Before you begin

Perform the following:

  1. Download and extract the McAfee Agent package (Example: MAxxxLNX.zip and MAxxxMAC.zip) to a temporary location.

  2. Copy the DXL.zip and contrib.ini files to the /var/McAfee/agent/data/contrib folder.

Remote provisioning

  • To change the mode using remote provisioning, run the following command:
    maconfig  -provision -managed -auto -dir "temp location to copy keys" -epo ePOServerMachine [-user ePO-User-name] [-password epo-admin-password]

Local provisioning (McAfee ePO On-Premises)

  • To change the mode using local provisioning, follow these steps:
    1. On the target system, locate the maconfig file in the binaries subfolder of the ma folder.
      Linux /opt/McAfee/agent/bin
      Macintosh /Library/McAfee/agent/bin
    2. Open a terminal window on the target system.
    3. Export Sitelist.xml, srpubkey.bin, reqseckey.bin, req2048seckey.bin, sr2048pubkey.bin, and agentfipsmode from McAfee ePO to a temporary location on the target system.
    4. Run the following command:
      maconfig -provision -managed -dir "directory location where the sitelist.xml and security keys were exported"