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Last Update:

23 Dec 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Sassafras


ksp-client ksp k2 keyaccess keyserver allsight client sassafras inventory license tracking commercial enterprise

Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess")

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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • Sassafras

Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess")

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3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess"), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess"), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess"), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade ksp-client -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade ksp-client -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install ksp-client
    name: ksp-client
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'ksp-client' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller ksp-client
    Name     = "ksp-client"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'ksp-client':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 24 Dec 2022.


The Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client pairs with the a KeyServer/AllSight server to discover hardware attributes and installed software applications, delivering trustworthy details about each Windows, Mac, and Linux machine (including virtual and thin-client) where it is installed. Sassafras’ cloud-hosted Product Recognition Service (PRS) then normalizes virtually every software product installed on client computers.

Sassafras provides IT Administrators and other stakeholders real-time access to hardware and software inventory, usage stats, license management, and compliance reports. Live availability maps with integrated intelligent software search give students on-demand access to available assets.


  • This package is useless by itself. You will need a Sassafras KSP back-end which is a licensed, enterprise product.
  • The KSPclient is forward and backward compatible with a wide range of versions of KeyServer/AllSight.


Host parameter

The KSP server ("KeyServer") with which the client will interface is best specified at installation using a /Host package parameter argument. For example:

choco install k2client --params '"/"'

Source parameter

You may specify a /Source package parameter to an alternate server (i.e. a local server, not Sassafras) from which KSPclient can be downloaded. Newer versions of KeyServer/AllSight can push updated clients and can share the latest client for an initial install by this package. (Contact Sassafras support to find out how.) If the installers are altered or of a different version than this package, the --ignorechecksums switch must be used. For example:

choco install k2client --params '"/ /"'

Additional installer options

The KSPclient has additional options that should normally not be needed but can be used via --installarguments (or --ia). For example:

`choco install k2client --params '"/"' --ia '"-v PROP_LOCKED=1"'

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$BitLevel = Get-ProcessorBits

$pp = Get-PackageParameters

if (!$pp['Host']) {
   Write-Warning 'The KSP client is useless without a host!  You will have to run KeyAccess to add it later.'
} else {
   Write-Host "You have requested to use KeyServer: $($pp['Host'])" -ForegroundColor Cyan
   $HostSwitch = "-v PROP_HOSTNAME=$($pp['Host'])" 

if (!$pp['Source']) {
   $DownloadServer = ''
} else {
   $CondensedVersion = '-' + $env:ChocolateyPackageVersion.replace('.','')
   $DownloadServer = "https://$($pp['Source'])"

$InstallArgs = @{
   packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
   softwareName  = 'Sassafras Keyserver Platform Client*'
   fileType      = 'EXE'
   url           = "$DownloadServer/ksp-client-i386$CondensedVersion.exe"
   url64bit      = "$DownloadServer/ksp-client-x64$CondensedVersion.exe"
   checksum      = 'a070dcd8631be5f6b9f248df72616a5cea90afab61e4ad1275a2b9dd9bc3874e'
   checksum64    = '6094fabc5498dd1415ffab52bcaf2bb2ebd1172cd9ca7ee3e0db1734dfa3c054'
   checksumType  = 'sha256'
   silentArgs    = "-q -platform $BitLevel -upg $HostSwitch -v PROP_REBOOT=0 -v PROP_SHORTCUTS=0"
   validExitCodes= @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @InstallArgs

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess") 20 Saturday, November 5, 2022 Approved
Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess") 32 Saturday, October 15, 2022 Approved
Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess") 50 Sunday, September 18, 2022 Approved
Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess") 103 Saturday, August 6, 2022 Approved
Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess") 30 Thursday, June 16, 2022 Approved
Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess") 30 Saturday, May 28, 2022 Approved
Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess") 53 Saturday, March 26, 2022 Approved
Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess") 38 Tuesday, February 8, 2022 Approved
Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess") 36 Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Approved
Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess") 37 Saturday, November 27, 2021 Approved
Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess") 63 Thursday, October 14, 2021 Approved
Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess") 43 Monday, September 27, 2021 Approved
Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess") 45 Friday, September 3, 2021 Approved
Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess") 55 Saturday, August 7, 2021 Approved
Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client ("KeyAccess") 43 Monday, July 19, 2021 Approved

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