Package Installation

The OSSEC project has made RPM and deb packages available. Links to the packages can be found on the OSSEC download page

RPM Installation

OSSEC’s RPMs are made available by AtomiCorp.

The RPMs can be installed by adding the AtomiCorp yum repository:

# wget -q -O - https://updates.atomicorp.com/installers/atomic |sh

Next use yum to install the specific packages. For an OSSEC server run:

# yum install ossec-hids ossec-hids-server

And for an agent run:

# yum install ossec-hids ossec-hids-client

Deb Installation

OSSEC’s deb packages are available in the Wazuh repository.

Install the apt-get repository key:

# apt-key adv --fetch-keys http://ossec.wazuh.com/repos/apt/conf/ossec-key.gpg.key

Add the repository for Debian (available distributions are Sid, Jessie and Wheezy):

# echo 'deb http://ossec.wazuh.com/repos/apt/debian wheezy main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list

Or add the repository for Ubuntu (available distributions are Precise, Trusty and Utopic):

# echo 'deb http://ossec.wazuh.com/repos/apt/ubuntu precise main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list

Update the repository:

Install OSSEC HIDS server/manager:

# apt-get install ossec-hids

Or install OSSEC HIDS agent:

# apt-get install ossec-hids-agent