Installing yuuvis® RAD agent

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yuuvis® RAD agent is an optional component of yuuvis® RAD, which can be installed on a Windows workstation to manage document files on the local workstation in direct connection with yuuvis® RAD core-service and coordinate editing with local applications. yuuvis® RAD agent enables, for example, the direct transfer of files from these applications by working with Office and Outlook add-ins. As a browser application, yuuvis® RAD client alone only supports the downloading and uploading of document files.

Installation and Connections

yuuvis® RAD agent is installed via the MSI file yuuvis_rad_agent_setup_<Version>.msi on the workstations. yuuvis® RAD agent is activated as a startup program and integrated in the Windows desktop task bar, from which it is also called up.

yuuvis® RAD agent requires a connection to yuuvis® RAD core-service.

When installing via the MSI file, a connections_distributed.json file can be distributed with connection profiles. The file must be located in the directory of the yuuvis_rad_agent_setup_<Version>.msi MSI file and will be copied to the %appdata%\Roaming\yuuvis RAD agent\store\ directory when executed. If there are already connection profiles there, the profiles are merged in the connections.json file.

Via the connection profile from yuuvis® RAD agent, users can open yuuvis® RAD client.

Establishing a Connection

The user can establish a connection from yuuvis® RAD client or yuuvis® RAD agent.

The system administrator can use the configuration file extend.json to configure that new users in yuuvis® RAD client are immediately connected to yuuvis® RAD agent. Depending on the configuration of the connections in yuuvis® RAD agent, the connection is established or the yuuvis® RAD agent connection dialog is opened.

Entry in the extend.json file:

        "autoconnect": true

Users can use – but not edit – this administrative parameter in the yuuvis® RAD client settings dialog – Use installed agent.

If the autoconnect setting has the value false, then the option is hidden in the yuuvis® RAD client settings dialog. If the autoconnect setting does not exist in the extend.json file, then in the yuuvis® RAD client settings dialog the option is available and the user can enable the option.

If the autoconnect setting is enabled, Lock document on open is automatically set to Always ask if it is not indicated with the lockSettings parameter:

        "autoconnect": true
        "lockSettings": "ask"

Values for lockSettings: always / never / ask

Log Files

The log files are created by yuuvis® RAD agent in the following directory:

C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\yuuvis RAD agent\logs\


You can uninstall yuuvis® RAD agent via the Windows Control Panel.


For information on updating components, see Release Information.

Configuration for a connected Identity Provider

If yuuvis® RAD agent is used in environments with Identity Provider and OpenID Connect/OAuth2, installation requires that you make a corresponding entry in the connections.json configuration file and set up an additional configuration file oidc.json that provides connection data to the Identity Provider.


Add the following entry to the connections.json file: "oauth": true


The oidc.json configuration file is used to specify the connection data to the Identity Provider.

  • Create the oidc directory in the %appdata%\yuuvis RAD agent\ directories.

  • Create the oidc.json file there.

  • Enter the following in the file:

      "tenant": "tenant",
      "issuer": "realm url",
      "openid_configuration": "OpenID Endpoint Configuration url",
      "client_id": "client id"

    Specify the data according to the Identity Provider configuration.