You can install the UMS on Amazon Linux 2, both in the cloud and on-premises. 

If you want to use the UMS Console or the UMS Administrator on your Amazon Linux 2 machine, you must install and set up the Mate desktop environment. The procedure is described in this article.


This description is valid for the following environment:

  • UMS 6.05 or higher
  • Amazon Linux 2, cloud or on-premises


  1. Log in to Amazon Linux 2 as a user with sudo permissions.
  2. Update all package repositories:
    sudo yum update
  3. Install the Mate desktop environment:
    sudo amazon-linux-extras install mate-desktop1.x
  4. Go to /etc/sysconfig/ and create a file named desktop with a text editor.
  5. Enter the following content into the desktop file:
  6. Save the file.
  7. Go to your home directory and create a file named .Xclients
  8. Enter the following content into the .Xclients file:
  9. Save the file.
  10. Make the .Xclients file executable:
    chmod +x ~/.Xclients
    You can now install the UMS; for instructions, see IGEL UMS Installation under Linux.