Updating 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 via the downloadable installer or manually.


Before Updating the Agent

  • Make sure you have the Vanta Agent installed on your computer. 


Updating the Agent via download

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  • Run the downloaded installer to upgrade your Agent to the most recent version



Updating the Vanta Agent manually


  1. Open terminal (easiest way is cmd + space bar & search for 'terminal')
  2. Copy/Paste sudo /usr/local/vanta/vanta-cli update --auto
  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 --autoand 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 https://app.vanta.com/download.

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 https://app.vanta.com/download.