Why Has A New Agent Not Checked In?

You've installed the Huntress Agent, but it is not appearing in the Huntress console.

This is typically due to one of two reasons:

  1. The account key was entered incorrectly. This will prevent the Huntress Agent from registering.
  2. The Huntress Agent is unable to communicate with the Huntress servers. This is often caused by Deep Packet Inspection.

In either case, the Huntress Agent log should provide details about the root cause. The Huntress Agent log can be found within the following directory:


Incorrect Account Key

If the log contains something similar to the following the account key was entered incorrectly:

time="2019-01-07T15:14:11-05:00" level=info msg="Registering Huntress agent" 
time="2019-01-07T15:14:11-05:00" level=error msg="(register) post request - bad status code: 400; []"

The simplest solution is to uninstall the agent and then re-install. If you deployed to multiple hosts using the incorrect key let us know and we can help come up with some alternative solutions.

Deep Packet Inspection

If the log contains the error, "cert does not match pinned fingerprint", Deep Packet Inspection is likely in use. You can review this page for details on how to resolve this.

If the issue persists, feel free to send the log to support@huntress.io so we can help troubleshoot. 

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