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About Package Builder

Use Package Builder to create and download installation packages for Snow Inventory Agents for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Unix. When an agent is installed on a computer, it regularly collects inventory data which is eventually used by Snow products such as SAM Core.


With Package Builder, you can create agent installation packages and download them directly or within up to 30 days.

To create an installation package, you select the applicable agent type and version and upload the agent configuration file, snowagent.config, that you have prepared for the package. You can also include additional files and scripts if you want to add additional capabilities to the agent, see Scanning modules.

Configuration file templates

You can download and use one of the following configuration file templates to prepare the agent configuration file which you will upload to Package Builder when creating a new installation package.

For a description of the configuration file parameters, see configuration-doc.html.

Next step: Install the agent

When you have created and downloaded an installation package, install the agent according to the instructions for the applicable agent:

Permission requirements

To access Package Builder, the Snow Atlas user must be assigned a custom role with specific permissions. Custom roles are created by the Snow Atlas System Administrator. For descriptions of how to create or edit custom roles, see Manage roles.

The custom role must include the following permissions:

  • configuration.setting.r

  • packaging.context.r or packaging.context.crud

    packaging.context.r gives the user the right to view and download packages, while packaging.context.crud gives the user the right to create, view, and download packages.

When creating or editing a custom role, you will find the above permissions on the System tab in the permissions list.

Platform tool requirements

The requirements for the platform tools used with the Package Builder packages are listed in System Requirements.