How to Update the Vanta Agent

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The Vanta agent should auto update. In the event the agent does not update on its own, you can follow the steps below to update the agent manually. 




  1. Open terminal (easiest way is cmd + space bar & search for 'terminal')
  2. Copy/Paste sudo /usr/local/vanta/vanta-cli update [--target=<target>]
  3. Hit 'Return'. It may ask you for a password (use the password you have to download apps or to open your computer)


  1. Search for cmd.exe in the search bar. Right-click and select “run as administrator.”
  2. Type C:\PROGRA~1\Vanta\vanta-cli update --version [TARGET]nd press return


Common Issues

If the device is still having issues, trying an uninstall/reinstall. This will also update the agent: 

Mac uninstall/reinstall

  1. Open Terminal (easiest way to find it is cmd+space bar "terminal")
  2. Copy and paste the code below into the Terminal:
    sudo /usr/local/vanta/vanta-cli uninstall
  3. To reinstall, please visit

Windows uninstall/reinstall

  1. Go to Apps & features, search for Vanta and click on the Uninstall button.
  2. Delete the files in the Vanta folder from this location C:\ProgramData\Vanta.
  3. Please reboot your machine before attempting to reinstall
  4. To reinstall, please visit


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