Package, deploy, and run your app

Use the GuardiumĀ® GUI Application Framework to package your app as an archive (.zip file) and deploy it to your Guardium test environment, and view your app and its logs.

Before you begin

Guardium is running v10.5 and higher.

Run the CLI command: store system ecosystem on to enable the ecosystem processes and components, including the application management page in the Guardium UI (Applications > Application Management)

Do not deploy unsigned apps in your production environment. To turn off signature validation in a test environment enter the command store system signature off.


  1. Open a shell prompt and use the cd command to go to the bin sub folder of your SDK installation folder.
  2. Package your app by entering a command with syntax: grd_sdk package -w <path to app folder> -p <Application Root Folder>.zip.
  3. Deploy your app (extension) to your Guardium system by entering: grd_sdk deploy -p <Application Root Folder>.zip -g <Guardium Console IP>.
    Do not use the command grd_sdk deploy to deploy your apps in a production environment.
  4. On the Guardium system, go to Applications > Application Management. Wait until the app status is installed: paused icon.
  5. In the CLI of the Guardium system where you uploaded the app, start the fileserver by entering:
    su cli
    fileserver <ip of workstation> <time in seconds to run the filserver, for example 3600>
  6. Start the app by going to Applications > Application Management and clicking Start. You need to program your app to start custom services (such as node) when the container starts, since the Guardium machine only calls the (In your development environment, you can start services with an init script, see Adding Python libraries to your app.)
  7. View the fileserver logs by browsing to <GuardiumIP>:8445. The file is logs/apps/app.log.

What to do next

  1. Go to Applications and view the app output.
  2. Optionally, view the log of the app activity by going to Applications > Application Management and clicking download icon in the Application Log column of the row of the app.