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How to Prepare IGEL OS for WFH: Allow End-Users to Self-Register via IGEL ICG

Written by Lars Glöckner, Senior Solutions Architect EMEA at IGEL Technology

I received a customer's request on how to create a custom partition with which a user running IGEL OS can register the device with an IGEL Cloud Gateway server at any time. The customer wants to store all the data prior so is not required to enter anything. I looked at it and developed a safe and straightforward solution that does not require a custom partition. It has become a custom profile that works with predefined variables.

Steps to proceed:

1) Create a profile with a custom application with predefined variables that allow a user, with one click on the icon on the desktop, to register with IGEL ICG.

How the profile looks like:


/sbin/icg-config -s $ICGADDRESS -o $KEY -f $FINGERPRINT; zenity --warning --text="The Device was registered to the IGEL Cloud Gateway (ICG) and will be restarted now." --ellipsize; reboot

2) Update variables in the profile - System > Firmware Customization > Environment Variables > Predefined) - KEY, ICGADDRESS, FINGERPRINT

3) Assign the profile to devices

As soon as the profile has been applied, an icon will appear on the desktop. Double-click it, and the following message appears. After clicking on OK, the registration is carried out, and the device restarts.

It's that simple! Happy IGELing...


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