BlueCat Enterprise DNS
  • 14 Mar 2022
  • 3 Minutes to read
  • Dark
    Light
  • PDF

BlueCat Enterprise DNS

  • Dark
    Light
  • PDF

BlueCat Enterprise DNS connects all disparate DNS and DHCP with centralized management of all clients and critical assets.

Types of Assets Fetched

This adapter fetches the following types of assets:

  • Devices

Parameters

  1. Host (required) – The URL of the BlueCat management server (e.g., https://bluecat.company.com)
  2. User Name and Password (required) – Specify valid username and password, that are dependent on the connection option you have chosen:
    • API - Username and password must be created in BlueCat. The user account must have the “API User” privilege assigned. Please see details below.
    • Database connection - Username and password with read permissions for the configured database. The best practice is to create a designated user for Axonius usage.
  3. Verify SSL (required, default: False) - Verify the SSL certificate offered by the value supplied in Host. For more details, see SSL Trust & CA Settings.
    • If enabled, the SSL certificate offered by the value supplied in Host will be verified against the CA database inside of Axonius. If the SSL certificate can not be validated against the CA database inside of Axonius, the connection will fail with an error.
    • If disabled, the SSL certificate offered by the value supplied in Host will not be verified against the CA database inside of Axonius.
  4. Connect to Database (required, default: False) - Choose whether to use an API or database connection to fetch data from BlueCat.
  5. Database Port and Database Name (optional) - Database port and name are mandatory if you have chosen to use database connection to fetch data from BlueCat.
  6. For details on the common adapter connection parameters and buttons, see Adding a New Adapter Connection.

image.png

Advanced Settings

Note:

Advanced settings can either apply for all connections for this adapter, or you can set different advanced settings and/or different scheduling for a specific connection, refer to ​Advanced Configuration for Adapters

  1. Time in seconds to sleep between each request (optional, default: 0) - Specify sleeping time in seconds between each API request Axonius sends to BlueCat.
    • If supplied, all connections for this adapter will use the specified time between API requests Axonius sends to this adapter.
    • If not supplied, all connections for this adapter will have no sleep time between API requests Axonius sends to this adapter.
  2. Get extra host data (required, default: True)
    • If enabled, all connections for this adapter will fetch devices extended host data.
    • If disabled, all connections for this adapter will not fetch devices extended host data.
  3. Drop static/gateway records with no expiry time (required, default: True)
    • If enabled, all connections for this adapter will not fetch static/gateway records without expiry time.
    • If disabled, all connections for this adapter will fetch static/gateway records without expiry time.
  4. Entities per page (required, default: 9999) - Set the number of results per page received for a given query to BlueCat API, to gain better control on the performance of all connections for this adapter.
    • If supplied, Axonius uses the number defined as the number of results per page.
    • If not supplied, Axonius uses 9999 as the number of results per page.
  5. Exclude no 'Last Seen' devices (required, default: False) - Select whether to exclude devices that do not have 'last seen' indication.
    • If enabled, all connections for this adapter will not fetch devices that do not have 'last seen' indication.
    • If disabled, all connections for this adapter will fetch devices, even those do not have 'last seen' indication.
  6. Exclude by Network CIDR or Network Name - Enter a comma-separated list of strings that represent a network CIDR or network name in Bluecat. If the device is part of these networks then it will be excluded from the fetch.
Note

For details on general advanced settings under the Adapter Configuration tab, see Adapter Advanced Settings.

Creating User for Axonius in BlueCat

The user account in Step 2 can be created by accessing the “Administration” and “Users and Groups” sections of the BlueCat management UI

image.png

Please ensure the user account has the “API User” permissions assigned.

image.png


What's Next
First name must have atleast 2 characters. Numbers and special characters are not allowed.
Last name must have atleast 1 characters. Numbers and special characters are not allowed.
Enter a valid email
Enter a valid password
Your profile has been successfully updated.