• 19 Mar 2024
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CIS-CAT Pro is a tool for automating CIS Benchmark testing and reporting.

Types of Assets Fetched

This adapter fetches the following types of assets:

  • Devices


  1. Server Host or IP Address (required) - The DNS / IP Address of the Microsoft SQL Server your CIS-CAT Pro instance is using.

    • To use a specific named instance, the value supplied should be in the following format: {server_host}{instance_name}.
    • If no instance is supplied, the default instance will be used.
  2. Port (optional, default: 1433) - The required ports are:

    • Microsoft SQL Server discovery port - 1433.
    • The specific port for the supplied named instance, if relevant.
  3. Database (required, default: ccpd) - The name of the database inside the SQL Server.

  4. User Name (required) - The credentials for a user account that has the required permissions to fetch assets.

    • The best practice is to create a dedicated SQL local user for Axonius usage. For details on creating an Axonius user for Microsoft SQL Server, see Creating a Local Read-Only User for Microsoft SQL Server.
    • If you are using a domain user, specify the domain and the user name in the following format: domain\username.
  5. Password (required) - The user's password. The password must not include ";".

  6. Database Type (required, default: MSSQL) - Select the database server as the source for data.

  7. MySQL Character Set (optional) -

  8. To learn more about common adapter connection parameters and buttons, see Adding a New Adapter Connection.


Advanced Settings


From Version 4.6, 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.

  • SQL pagination (required, default: 1000) - Specify the number of results per page received for a given SQL query to gain better control on the performance of all connections for this adapter.

To learn more about Adapter Configuration tab advanced settings, see Adapter Advanced Settings.

Required Permissions

The value supplied in User Name must have Read access to SQL tables.

Version Matrix

This adapter was only tested with the versions marked as supported, but may work with other versions. Contact Axonius Support if you have a version that is not listed, which is not functioning as expected.


Supported From Version

Supported from Axonius version 4.5


  • "Login failed" - If you are using a domain user, in the User Name field, specify the domain and the user name in the following format: domain\username.

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