If you would like to run the Link Agent as a systemd service, you can use the following template and customize it to your environment:
Description=mabl Link Agent
ExecStart=/opt/mabl/link-agent/bin/link-agent -a <your-api-key> -n <your-agent-name>
At a minimum you will need to update the the
ExecStart parameter with your actual API key, Link Agent name, and the path where you have installed the Link Agent.
We recommend creating a separate user and group called
mabl (or similar) and using
chown to ensure that only this user/group can read/write the directory where the Link Agent is installed. If you would like to use a user other than
mabl, please update the
User parameter in the service file.
If the path to Java is not picked up automatically, or you need to specify a different version of Java than your system default, insert the following line under the
[Service] section of the service file:
For example, if the version of Java that you would like to use is installed at /usr/lib/jvm/openjdk-bin-17, the line would be:
Once you have finished customizing the above template to your system and environment, save the file as
link-agent.service in the location on your system where service files are defined, such as
/etc/systemd/system, then execute the following commands:
systemctl enable link-agent
systemctl start link-age
To verify that the agent has started up properly, use
journalctl -u link-agent -r
You can also look at the
logs/agent.log file in the directory where the agent is installed.