Install Content Rendering Engine (CRE) so that end users can securely share content as an image from the Self-Service Portal. After configuring CRE in the AirWatch Console, download the installer and proceed with installation.Complete the following steps to install CRE on the Linux Server. AirWatch recommends installing Redis and CRE on separate servers utilizing the GUI-less method outlined in these instructions.

  1. Copy the file you downloaded from the AirWatch Console into a folder in the Linux server.

  2. Navigate to the folder you copied the file to in the Linux box. Un-archive the .tar file using the following command:

    • config.xml
    • ContentRenderingEngine.bin

    • rest-ssl-cert.pfx
    • rfs-plugin-cert.pfx
  3. Make the ContentRenderingEngine.bin an executable using the following command:
  4. sudo chmod +x ContentRenderingEngine.bin
    sudo ./ContentRenderingEngine.bin

  1. Review the Introduction that appears during an initial installation.

  2. Press Enter until you receive a prompt to accept the licensing agreement. Press Y to accept.

  3. Enter and confirm the Certificate Password you entered when downloading the installer in the console.


  1. Enter Y to confirm the server is Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Offloaded. Enter N if your server is not behind an SSL offloaded load balancer.


  2. Review the Summary information for accuracy. Press Enter to continue.


  1. Press Enter to begin installation. Any install errors display in an error message, and in the installation log which saves in the same directory as

    CRE. Press Enter to exit the installer.


  2. Once the installation is complete, you can check that the CRE service is running by using the following command:

    $ sudo service cre status
  3. In the AirWatch Console, navigate to Content > Settings > Content Viewer. Select Activate. If successful, the icon turns green. Otherwise, the install failed and you need to troubleshoot before proceeding .