The Client Agent is a small program installed on your PC that allows you to print badges. This program must be installed on the same PC as your Identakid printers.
Go to Settings in your client and scroll down to the Client Agent section.
Click Setup to begin.
New - Will guide you through the setup of a new Client Agent.
Existing - Will allow you to reconfigure or delete existing Client Agents.
Select New, then Windows.
Open that file when it is finished downloading. If using Google Chrome, click the file in the lower left hand corner of the window.
You will see a few command prompts appear and disappear, this is normal.
Once those are gone the install should be complete. Go back to the download page and click Continue.
Here, select your school then select your PC the Client Agent is installed on. It will show you the PC Name and IP address. Click Configure.
You can rename the Client Agent. Also, there are advanced options and logs for troubleshooting. (We will discuss this more below.)
Advanced Settings has options for port number to use, our endpoints that we use (shouldnt need to change this)and an option to generate a new security key in case the client agent is compromised (highly unlikely).
There are also options for:
Allow Remote Access - By enabling this you can print badges to one central location from many check-in stations.
Enable Debugging - It is important to enable this if you experience issues printing badges.
TLS Insecure Skip Verify - This should never be enabled unless directed to by Identakid support.
Once you are done click Apply Changes. You should receive a green success message.
Sometimes the Client Agent will stop working. This can be due to one of a number of different issues. Lets take a look at some common reasons why your agent stops working and what you can do to fix it.
Probably the most common reason why a Client Agent either fails to configure correctly or fails as you use it is due to changes in your network or firewall. The Client Agent relies on a unfiltered connection through port 4004 of your network. If this port is compromised or blocked by your firewall it will prevent the Client Agent from working correctly. One easy way to find out if port 4004 is blocked is to type https://localhost:4004 into your browser. If you see Client Agent API v1.2.5 then the port is ready for use. If you receive an error you may need to adjust your firewall rules.
In the event that you cannot fix the Client Agent a reset must be done.
To reset the Client Agent:
Remove old Client Agent. In your Web Client Settings page navigate to the Client Agent area and click Setup. Then click Existing and select your school and the name of the Client Agent you wish to remove then click Remove. You may get a message about deleting a folder on your computer. We will go over this below.
Once the old Client Agent is removed open Windows File Explorer on your computer. (Default shortcut Windows Key+E) Here you need to navigate to C:\ccssvmclientagent\workdir\storage and delete the storage.json file there.
Once that file is deleted open Task Manager. (Default shortcut Ctrl+Shift+Esc) Click the Services tab and find ccssvmclientagent. Right click it and click Restart. This will stop and restart the service AND recreate the storage.json file you deleted in the previous step. This effectively resets the Client Agent back to default settings.
Set up Client Agent using instructions at the top of this page.