Local configuration UI

The default method to manage Arc is through the parent system software. However, it is also possible to manage Arc through a local configuration UI.

The main method to manage Arc is through the system that it connects to. This can be:
  • Guardian
  • CMC, or
  • Vantage
Default settings are set for Arc the moment that it is deployed. However, you can access the local configuration user interface (UI), which is in the form of a web server, if you need to:
  • Check the status of Arc locally
  • Change the settings after Arc has been downloaded
  • Run it locally during a manual deployment
To get access to the local configuration UI, you can:
  • Double-click the executable file, or
  • From a shell, invoke it from a terminal without a parameter, with a command like .\arc-windows-amd64.exe
Note: On macOS, before you can open the local configuration UI, you might need to enable Arc in System Preferences > Security & Privacy.
Note: To use the commands install and uninstall, you must run the local configuration UI with admin rights. When you double-click the executable file, a request for admin rights will be made. In Windows, and additional prompt will show when you do this. To have full control, use the shell.

When you do this, Arc will open a page in your default browser at the address

The local configuration UI has these two pages:
Note: If the port 4510 is in use, the first open port above 4510 will be used.
  • To open the browser page automatically, you need to consider:
    • That the browser will only open when a default browser is installed and configured
    • That the double-click action will only work if the application is recognized as an executable. For Linux and macOS, this means that it needs to be associated to the Terminal (shell) application
    • For Ubuntu distribution, you can only open the browser when the package xdg-utils is installed
    • For Linux, the root user cannot open a browser, so you must not open the local configuration UI as root
    • If the browser does not open for one of the reasons listed above, you can open the browser and page manually
Note: Closing the browser won’t unlock the process. Make sure that you escape from your command line so that you can execute more operations on your executable.