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Installing the Drata Agent via Ubuntu Linux
Installing the Drata Agent via Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu user details for installing the Drata Agent

Ashley Hyman avatar
Written by Ashley Hyman
Updated over a week ago

Drata now supports Ubuntu Linux.


The Drata agent is a lightweight application that lives in your computer's toolbar. This application is granted READ ONLY access to your system preferences to help ensure proper security configurations are set - such as screensaver locking, password manager, antivirus software and automatic updates are enabled. These security configurations are required for SOC 2 compliance. The agent runs every day.

Drata currently supports Debian-based Ubuntu 18 and 20.

For those using Ubuntu Linux, you will need to manually upload evidence of your hard drive encryption.

NOTE: Drata agent auto updates are not supported for Linux devices at this time.


When an employee logs into Drata to complete their employee onboarding tasks, they will see a list of tasks to complete. One of those tasks is 'Install the Drata Agent.'

When you expand this section using the down arrow on the far right, you will see the option to select your operating system.

  1. Select "for Linux" to download and install the agent

  2. Open the file you just downloaded

  3. Click 'Register Drata Agent' on the page where you downloaded the agent (under 'Install the Drata Agent')

  4. Check your email inbox for the ‘Verify Drata Agent’ email

  5. Click ‘Verify Drata Agent’ button in the email and follow the prompts

Resources with detailed instructions for encrypting your hard drive for those utilizing Ubuntu:

Anti-Virus software for Ubuntu users:

NOTE: Your company may have alternate specific guidance for how you should use anti-virus software - please check with your IT and compliance teams.

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