Installing the Product

QUICK TIP: Have you read the Planning Deployment section? Ensure the computer where you plan to install Cygna Auditor has .NET Framework 4.6 (including ASP.4.6) and Web server (IIS) role enabled.
  1. Double-click the installer to start the setup wizard — in this case, the product will be installed by the currently logged in user. To install Cygna Auditor as another user, press Shift and right-click the installer, and then select "Run as different user".

    Make sure the user running the installation has sufficient permissions listed here: Account and Permissions Checklist.

  2. On the End User License Agreement page, carefully read the license text and then accept the license terms if you agree with them.
  3. On the Destination Folder page, review a default installation path (C:\Program Files\Cygna Labs) or click Change to specify an alternative installation folder.
  4. On the Active Directory Credentials page, specify your corporate Active Directory forest and enter user credentials.

    Cygna Auditor prepopulates the forest and user fields with the name of your domain and your current user account; update them if necessary. Make sure the account you specify belongs the Enterprise Admins group. See Account and Permissions Checklist for reference.

  5. On the Cygna Auditor repository page, select the SQL Server instance name from the list or input it in one of the following formats: hostname\instance (e.g., DemoSQL\SQL16) or hostname,port (e.g., DemoSQL,1833).

    Cygna Labs recommends using Standard or Enterprise edition of SQL Server. Express edition is only suitable for evaluation purposes and requires additional configuration steps. For more information, see Configuring Additional Steps for SQL Server Express.

  6. On the Database Creation Credentials page, enter the user credentials, authentication type (SQL or Windows), and test connection. Select the Check if the user has 'CREATE DATABASE' permission checkbox to verify if the account you specified has sufficient permissions on your SQL Server instance. See Account and Permissions Checklist for more information about server and database roles required.

    Note: SQL authentication is a recommended method. If you select Windows authentication method, the user who runs the installation will be used to access SQL Server. Make sure this Windows account has all the necessary roles on the SQL Server instance and also make sure to check out the Post-Installation Steps.

  7. On the Database Name page, enter a new database name or select an existing. This database will be used to store collected audit data.

    Note: You can leverage an existing database if you used it to store Cygna Auditor data before and want to have access to collected audit data. Since Cygna Auditor will modify the database, specifying the databases employed by other applications is not advised.

  8. On the Ready to install Cygna Auditor page, click Install. During the installation, all necessary files and folders will be created, services started, Cygna Auditor web-console will be deployed as a website on your IIS, and the audit database will be created in a specified SQL Server instance.