Keeper Connection Manager installation instructions in the cloud or on-prem environments.

Keeper Connection Manager is installed as a gateway in your cloud, virtual or on-prem environment. There are several methods of deployment, and installation only takes a few minutes.

Install Methods

For Auto Docker Install method, we support any version of Linux.

For Docker Compose Install, Keeper Connection Manager will run on any platform that supports Docker or Docker Desktop, including all versions of Windows and Linux.

Customers who directly installed via Linux RPMs can refer to our advanced linux install docs.

The container running Keeper Connection Manager needs network access to the target desktops/systems that will be managed.

Configure DNS

In a production deployment, select a domain name to access the endpoint, e.g. and create a new DNS record to map it to your server's public IP. You will be prompted to enter the domain name during the installation.

Ensure that the DNS record maps to your server's public IP address, or an IP that is internally available to your end-users over HTTPS port 443.

Decide on Let's Encrypt or Existing Cert

Keeper Connection Manager requires an SSL certificate for installation. Decide before starting installation if you want to use Let'sEncrypt, or if you have your own certificate file and private key.

LetsEncrypt is a certificate authority that is free, automated, open, and is also the world's largest CA. During installation using the Auto Docker Install method, Keeper Connection Manager will provide an option to utilize LetsEncrypt (option 1), which will generate a 3-month trusted certificate for your domain.

If you plan to use Let's Encrypt as your CA, you should open port 80 and 443. LetsEncrypt uses port 80 to perform automated SSL certificate generation.

However, if you would like to use your own certificate obtained by a different CA, you can do so by choosing (option 2) during the installation prompt.

If you would like to use your own certificate, Keeper Connection Manager installation will prompt you to enter the full path and file name first for your .crt file, and next for your .pem file. Make sure to transfer these files to your server before beginning installation.

Select an Install Method

Keeper Connection Manager can be installed using one of the following methods.

Option 1: Auto Docker Install

An automated installer script is available for Linux which performs several of the Docker setup steps, such as generating a Docker Compose file, setting up SSL certificates and other options.

--> Installation Instructions for Auto Docker Install

This method is recommended for users who are new to Docker and prefer Linux.

Option 2: Docker Compose Install

This advanced and customized Docker install for Keeper Connection Manager provides the Docker Compose file to deploy in any Docker environment with support for additional packages such as SSO, LDAP, TOTP and more.

--> Installation Instructions for Docker Compose Install

This method is required for Windows and recommended for users who are familiar with Docker.

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