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Are the Metadefender Endpoint download links static or do they expire?

Some links are static and some have expiration values:

Managed Devices

  • Managed device download page: This page is private and not shareable with users. The URL for the page is static, and is formatted as:
    https://gears.opswat.com/gears/a/download/private/{your_license_key}
  • Managed device download links: The individual download links on the managed device download page can be publicly shared. They are generated dynamically when the download page is opened, and have a 24-hour expiration.

Guest Devices

  • Guest device download page: This page is public and is shareable. The URL is static and is formatted as: 
    https://gears.opswat.com/gears/a/download/{your_license_key}
  • Guest device download links: The individual download links on the guest device download page can be publicly shared. They are generated dynamically when the download page is opened and have a 24-hour expiration. 

For special use-cases, static links can be provided but are strongly discouraged for security reasons.

 

This article applies to Metadefender Endpoint Management
This article was last updated on 2015-08-05
(This article was changed to reflect the new name of Metadefender Endpoint on 2016-02-23)
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