This document describes how to install oidc-agent on linux. To install oidc-agent on Windows or MacOS refer to the Windows documentation and MacOS documentation, respectively.

From Package

Please check if your distribution already includes oidc-agent. In this case installing is as simple as
sudo apt-get install oidc-agent
If your distribution does not include oidc-agent, packaged versions of oidc-agent are available for many different distros at http://repo.data.kit.edu.

From Source

If you want to build oidc-agent from source you can do so.


Basic Dependencies

To be able to build oidc-agent, you need at least the following dependencies installed on your system:
  • gcc
  • make
  • libcurl (libcurl4-openssl-dev)
  • libsodium (>= 1.0.14) (libsodium-dev)
  • libmicrohttpd (libmicrohttpd-dev)
  • libsecret (libsecret-1-dev)
  • libqrencode (libqrencode-dev)
  • libwebkit
    • Debian / Ubuntu: webkit2-gtk (libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev)
    • Centos / Fedora: webkitgtk4 (webkitgtk4-devel)
    • SuSE: webkit2gtk3 (webkit2gtk3-soup2-devel)
sudo apt-get install \
libcurl4-openssl-dev \
libsodium-dev \
libmicrohttpd-dev \
libsecret-1-dev \
libqrencode-dev \
Centos / Fedora
sudo yum install \
libcurl-devel \
libsodium-devel \
libmicrohttpd-devel \
libsecret-devel \
qrencode-devel \
sudo zypper install \
libcurl-devel \
libsodium-devel \
libmicrohttpd-devel \
libsecret-devel \
qrencode-devel \

Additional Build Dependencies

oidc-agent can be installed easiest from package. So even when building from source it is recommended to build the package and install it.
Building the deb/rpm package might have additional dependencies. More information about those are found in the rpm or the debian subfolders. Note: The debian subfolder may only be available on the Debian Salsa git.
Dockerised builds are supported via make targets, such as:
  • dockerised_rpm_centos_7
  • dockerised_rpm_centos_8
  • dockerised_rpm_rockylinux_8.5
  • dockerised_rpm_opensuse_15.3
  • dockerised_rpm_opensuse_15.4
  • dockerised_rpm_opensuse_tumbleweed
  • dockerised_rpm_fedora_36
  • dockerised_all_deb_packages: dockerised_deb_debian_bullseye
The debian package targets are defined on the branches in the Debian Salsa git:
  • dockerised_deb_debian_buster
  • dockerised_deb_debian_bookworm
  • dockerised_deb_ubuntu_focal
  • dockerised_deb_ubuntu_jammy
  • dockerised_deb_ubuntu_impish
  • dockerised_deb_ubuntu_hirsute
  • dockerised_deb_ubuntu_kinetic

Download oidc-agent

After installing the necessary dependencies, one has to obtain a copy of the source. Possible ways are:

Using git

git clone https://github.com/indigo-dc/oidc-agent
cd oidc-agent

Using curl

curl -L https://github.com/indigo-dc/oidc-agent/archive/master.tar.gz -o /tmp/oidc-agent-master.tar.gz
tar xzf /tmp/oidc-agent-master.tar.gz
cd oidc-agent

Build and install oidc-agent

Building Binaries

The binaries can be build with make. To build and install run:
sudo make install_lib
sudo make install
sudo make post_install
This will:
  • build the binaries
  • create man pages
  • install the binaries
  • install the man pages
  • install configuration files
  • install bash completion
  • install a custom scheme handler
  • enable the linker to use the newly installed libraries
  • update the desktop database to enable the custom scheme handler
If you want to install any of these files to another location you can pass a different path to make. E.g. sudo make install BIN_PATH=/home/user will install the binaries in /home/user/bin instead of /usr/bin.
One could also run only make and manually copy the necessary files to another location and / or add the binaries' location to PATH. However, this is not recommend, because some files have to be placed at specific locations or additional configuration is needed. But it is also possible to install only a subset of all files, by calling the different make install_ rules. Available targets are:
sudo make install_bin
sudo make install_man
sudo make install_conf
sudo make install_bash
sudo make install_scheme_handler
sudo make install_xsession_script
sudo make install_lib
sudo make install_lib-dev
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