How to download Titania Nipper

Having made the decision to utilize Titania Nipper to help you to establish a defendable network through the detection and remediation of exploitable misconfigurations, you will be eager to begin using the software. Fortunately, downloading Nipper is a straightforward process that will only take a short time to complete.

Before commencing the download, you will either need to login or register as a new user on the Titania website. Once this is complete, you will have access to your dashboard where you will find the ‘Your Download Area’.

Your Titania Nipper Dashboard

Now you are ready to begin the installation. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to install Nipper on Windows and Linux operating systems:

General information

Nipper is installed and run from a local machine and so cannot be installed on a server and accessed remotely. The software has been tested on server operating systems, but if installed as such you would still be required to operate the software locally, working at the same machine on which Nipper is installed.

Nipper downloads come supplied with both SHA1 and MD5 hashes on the website, allowing you to check the integrity of the download. The packages are code signed wherever possible and are both built in a clean, secure environment undergoing rigorous testing before upload to our servers.

Installing Nipper on Windows Operating Systems

To install Titania Nipper, double-click on the Nipper download file, and the Welcome Wizard box will appear. Click ‘Next’ to continue.

Nipper set-up home screen

Read and agree to the license and click ‘I Agree’ to continue.

Nipper license agreement

You will then see the Install Options screen. Here you can choose whether Nipper is installed to the system path for the current user, all users, or not on the system path at all. Click ‘Next’ when ready.

Nipper install options

In the next window, choose where to install Titania Nipper. You can browse to a different location if you wish, or if you are happy with the default location, click ‘Next’.

choose install location for Nipper

Next, you can choose the Start Menu folder where you want to install the shortcuts. Once you have done so, click ‘Next’ to continue.

Choose Start Menu folder

The next stage is to choose the components you want to install with Titania Nipper.

Choose components

When you have selected your components and pressed ‘Install’, the software will install to your specifications and you will be taken to the final Nipper installation screen. To complete, select ‘Finish’.

Installing Nipper on Linux Operating Systems

On Linux operating systems, the preferred method is to install via the GUI and allow the package manager to deal with the installation. Please note that on some Linux operating systems, further commands and installation of dependencies may be required. These can be found in the resources section.

SE Linux

If you are using Security Enhanced Linux and Nipper fails to start, you will need to execute the following commands as the root user:

chcon -t texrel_shlib_t /usr/lib/libnipper2.*

chcon -t texrel_shlib_t /usr/lib64/libnipper2.*

for x in `ls /opt/nipper/plugins/`; do chcon -t texrel_shlib_t /opt/nipper/plugins/$x; done

Nipper requires version 5 of the Qt framework to run. Qt5 is not available in the default RHEL/CentOS repositories, but it is available in EPEL (Extra Package libraries for Enterprise Linux) repository, which is available free and simple to install.

Installing the EPEL repository is a two-stage process, first you will need to download the rpm package containing the repository files for your distribution, and then you will need to install the package using the rpm command line tool.

You can copy and run the commands for your Linux distribution before attempting to install Titania Nipper, and the Qt5 dependencies should be resolved for you.

CentOS 7 (x64)

In order to install Nipper onto your machine, run the following commands:

yum -y install epel-release

yum -y update

yum -y install nipper-[rpm name].rpm (eg. nipper-

If you still encounter issues installing Nipper on CentOS 7, use the following commands to update the yum repository and enable the community repository.

sed -i 's/enabled=0/enabled=1/g' /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-CR.repo

yum -y update

yum -y install nipper-[rpm name].rpm (eg. nipper-


Double clicking the .DEB installation file which is downloaded from the Download Portal will carry out the installation as per the Windows installation stages.

For comprehensive guidance on how to install, run and activate Titania Nipper and an overview of its most popular features, see our helpful User Guide. There are many more features and if you would like to know more about how to get the most out of your Nipper software or have any questions then please feel free to contact our support team.