Install the compliance tooling
The CIS configuration can be enabled automatically using the Ubuntu Advantage Tool (also known as “UA tool” or “UA client”) on bare metal, virtual, and cloud environments. The version 27.1 or higher of the UA tool is required to use this method.
Install the UA client
If the UA tool is installed, use the following command to identify its version.
If necessary, use
apt to install or upgrade to the latest version.
sudo apt update && sudo apt install ubuntu-advantage-tools
Attach the subscription
To access the CIS tooling a subscription needs to be attached.
Note: Ubuntu PRO instances on AWS, Azure, and GCP may skip the
ua attach step. A UA token has already been attached to the system.
Login at ubuntu.com/advantage using the account tied to your subscription.
Expand your subscription and copy the token from the “subscriptions”.
Attach your subscription with the command
sudo ua attach <SUBSCRIPTION TOKEN>.
Set up the CIS packages
Enable the CIS packages.
sudo ua enable cis
Verify that the system is attached to UA and has the CIS repository enabled.
sudo ua status