This manual explains the installation procedure of enebular-agent.

There are two connection methods for enebular-agent: connecting to enebular using AWS IoT and connecting to enebular using Pelion Device Management. Although this manual explains both installation procedures, only one of them can be installed on one device at any time. Installation is performed by executing a shell script on the Linux OS of the target device.



The prerequisites executing the installation script are as follows.


  • Debian GNU/Linux supported by enebular-agent must be installed
  • A user has been created to execute enebular-agent (hereinafter described on the assumption that the "enebular" user has been created)
  • The user installing has Super User permission (using sudo command)
  • Having an internet connection environment


  • AWS account has been created
    • This account has been granted IAMFullAccess privileges
  • AWS Access Key Id (AWSAccessKeyId) used to install enebular
  • AWS Secret Access Key (AWSSecretKey) used to install enebular

Pelion Device Management (For Pelion Device Management)

  • Create an account for Pelion Device Management
  • The API Key of Pelion Device Management used to install enebular
  • When installing in factory mode, acquire authentication information (device bundle) for factory


  • An enebular account
  • A project in enebular

Execute installation script

The installation script can be executed with the following command from shell by logging in to the target device Linux.

wget -qO- | sudo -E bash -s -- option1 option2 ・・・

The directory for executing the above command can be anywhere. The installation script is obtained via the Internet from the server.

The installation directory is specified by the installation script option. Therefore, you can run the installation script in any directory.


The following table shows the options and option arguments that can be set in the installation script.

Option Optional argument Description
-p or --port -p=[awsiot, pelion] Specify whether to use in conjunction with AWS IoT (awsiot) or to use in conjunction with Pelion Device Management (pelion)
-u or --user -u=* Specify a Linux username (Note 1)
-d or --install-dir -d=path Specify the installation directory on Linux (Note 2)
-v or --release-version -v=* Specifies the version of enebular-agent
--no-startup-register None Specify whether to enable or disable automatic start of enebular-agent (Note 3)
--aws-access-key-id =* AWS Access Key Specify ID
--aws-secret-access-key =* Specify your AWS Secret Access Key
--aws-iot-region =* Specify the AWS IoT Region
--aws-iot-thing-name =* Specify the name of the AWS IoT thing
--mbed-cloud-mode =[developer, factory] Specify the Pelion connection mode (developer, factory)
--mbed-cloud-dev-cred =* When the connection mode of Pelion is set to developer, specify the authentication information file path (Note 4)
--mbed-cloud-pal =* When Pelion connection mode is set to factory, Specify the path of authentication information (device bundle) (Note 4)
--mbed-cloud-build-fcc None Specify whether to build Pelion's FCC tool (Note 5)
--license-key =* Register a license key for activation (Note 6)
--dev-mode None Specify the start mode (Developer mode, Normal mode) when enabling automatic start of enebular-agent
  • Indicates any string =[aaa, bbb] Indicates to choose either aaa or bbb

  • Note 1: enebular-agent is installed and executed by the user specified here

  • Note 2: If the specified directory does not exist, it will be created
  • Note 3: The automatic start of enebular-agent is realized by making Linux service
  • Note 4: Specify the path of the file where the authentication information is placed. This path is recommended to use temporary storage area which is not saved after reboot.
  • Note 5: The FCC tool is a tool for writing device bundles
  • Note 6: If you register a license key for activation, it will automatically communicate with enebular when the enebular-agent is started for the first time. If you do not register, you can perform license registration from License Manager of enebular. Please contact [email protected] for a license key for activation

Reference: About the name of option "mbed-cloud"

  • Pelion Device Management has been available since August 2018
  • Because this script file was created before that, it remains with the original name "mbed cloud" of Pelion Device Management

Option Details

The following table shows the needs of each option for AWS IoT and Pelion Device Management.

option AWS IoT setting items Pelion Device Management setting items Setting contents when option is omitted
-p or --port Optional Required(pelion) awsiot
-u or --user Required(User registered user name) Required(User registered user name) enebular (Note 1)
-d or --install-dir Optional Optional /home/<user>/enebular-runtime-agent
-v or --release-version Optional Optional The latest release (Latest release)
--no-startup-register Omission recommendation Omission recommendation Enable auto Launch of enebular-agent
--aws-access-key-id Required Unnecessary Can not omit
--aws-secret-access-key Required Unnecessary Can not omit
--aws-iot-region Required Unnecessary Can not omit
--aws-iot-thing-name Required Unnecessary Can not omit
--mbed-cloud-mode Unnecessary Required(factory) developer (Note 2)
--mbed-cloud-dev-cred Unnecessary Unnecessary Can not omit
--mbed-cloud-pal Unnecessary Required Can not omit
--mbed-cloud-build-fcc Unnecessary Recommended not to omit Do not build Pelion's FCC tools
--license-key Optional Optional License key for activation not registered
--dev-mode Optional Optional Start enebular-agent in "Normal mode" (Note 3)
  • Note 1: Please use the registered user name under Linux. If you use a user name that has not been registered, the directory files required for this system will be created on Linux, but additional work is required to enable login.
  • Note 2: Recommended connection mode of Pelion is "factory". If you use "developer", please contact [email protected]
  • Note 3: We recommend "normal mode" at the time of the first installation of enebular-agent's startup mode

Notes on setting options

Lists of notes on setting options.

  • Multiple options can be specified (Keep spaces/blacks between options)
  • Do not put unnecessary single-byte blanks in the option argument
  • -d(--install-dir) Specify with full path when specifying option (example: -d=/home/enebular/enebular-runtime-agent)

If you do not specify an option when executing the command, "Default settings for option" is set.

wget -qO- | sudo -E bash -s

If -p -u -d is not specified as in the above example, it will be set as follows.

  • Connect with enebular using AWS IoT
  • enebular-agent runs as the enebular user
  • The installation directory will be /home/enebular/enebular-runtime-agent


Install Example

The execution example of the installation script is divided into AWS IoT and Pelion Device Management.

Example of command execution for AWS IoT

wget -qO- | sudo -E bash -s -- --aws-iot-thing-name=enebular-agent-test --aws-access-key-id=AKIAJWWCHDEPQJD456PQ --aws-secret-access-key=6qtl9JJ90ue5CMeHSJKm1I4iRRwKOQKLCpzt9Y94 --aws-iot-region=us-west-2`

Explanation of the options in the above example is as follows.

  • Linux users enebular (default value is applied to omit option)
  • AWS Secret Access Key is 6qtl9JJ90ue5CMeHSJKm1I4iRRwKOQKLCpzt9Y94
  • AWS IoT region us-west-2
  • Name of the AWS IoT thing enebular-agent-test
  • Other options are omitted

Note: The AWS Access Key ID and AWS Secret Access Key values ​​listed here are just examples, so executing a command using this value will not complete successfully.

Command execution example for Pelion Device Management

wget -qO- | sudo -E bash -s -- -p=pelion --mbed-cloud-mode=factory --mbed-cloud-pal=/tmp/pelion/pal --mbed-cloud-build-fcc

Explanation of the options in the above example is as follows.

  • Linux users enebular (default value is applied to omit option)
  • Pelion connection mode is factory
  • The path of Pelion's authentication information (device bundle) is / tmp / pelion / pal (Please put the device bundle in the path shown left)
  • Build Pelion's FCC Tools
  • Other options are omitted


Directory structure

If installation is successful, relevant files will be installed on the target device with the following directory configuration.

  └enebular/ ← user name
      ├enebular-runtime-agent/ ← install directory
      └nodejs-v9.2.1/ ← JavaScript

In AWS IoT's case, please backup as the following keys and certificates are generated in the /home/enebular/enebular-runtime-agent/ports/awsiot/certs/ directory.

  • enebular-agent-test-private.pem
  • enebular-agent-test.crt.pem
  • root.pem

Checking the execution status of enebular-agent

sudo journalctl -ex -u enebular-agent-enebular.service

If you have installed in a configuration that automatically starts enebular-agent (if you do not specify --no-startup-register), you can check the execution status of enebular-agent by executing the above command.

Checking on AWS IoT

You can check the following from the management screen of AWS IoT.

  • "Admin"-"enebular-agent-test" is added to "thing"
  • You can check "HTTPS (end point)" in "Manage"-"Material"-"enebular-agent-test"-"Operation"

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