Connect Adapters
  • 13 Apr 2022
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Connect Adapters

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You can collect and correlate information about your assets by using Axonius' adapters, which integrate with a wide array of security and IT management solutions.

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To Achieve this Milestone

Navigate to the Adapters page, which displays the list of adapters — solutions that Axonius integrates with. Connect at least three adapters to fetch data for your devices and users from at least three different sources.

NOTE

For Axonius-hosted (SaaS) customers only:

  • The Axonius-hosted (SaaS) instance resides in the cloud and is not part of your organization's internal network. Axonius securely fetches data from the organization's data sources, known as adapters.
    The Axonius Tunnel enables you to establish a link between an internal network and the Axonius-hosted (SaaS) instance.
  • Axonius Tunnel is only required to connect adapters whose sources are only accessible by an internal network.
  • Axonius Tunnel is not required to connect adapters whose sources are accessible from the internet,
  • For details about configuring and installing the Axonius Tunnel, see Installing the Axonius Tunnel.

Adding a New Adapter Connection

To add a new adapter connection:

  1. Open the Adapters page by clicking the image.png icon on the left navigation panel.

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  1. Click in the Search Categories field to search for one or more adapter category names to help you connect relevant adapters.

    NOTE
    You can toggle between viewing all available adapters and the adapters that have connections configured. Click the Configured adapters toggle button to show only the adapters that have connections configured.
  2. Click the relevant adapter. The Adapter Connections page displays the list of configured connections.

    NOTE

    For Axonius-hosted (SaaS) customers only:

    • The Axonius-hosted (SaaS) instance resides in the cloud and is not part of your organization's internal network. Axonius securely fetches data from the organization's data sources, known as adapters. The Axonius Tunnel establishes a link between an internal network and the Axonius-hosted (SaaS) instance.
    • To connect adapters whose sources are only accessible by an internal network, you must configure and install an Axonius Tunnel on a server that has access to those sources. Once the tunnel is successfully installed, you need to select the tunnel in the Adapter Configuration dialog under the Tunnel Name field.
    • For more details, see Configure and connect adapters to use the Axonius tunnel
  3. To add a new connection, click Add Connection. The Adapter Connection Configuration module opens.

  4. Populate the required information.

  5. To set the connection as inactive, switch off the Active Connection toggle button.
    When switched off, the configured connection will be considered as inactive. The connection can be saved, but it will not fetch data from its source. Therefore:

    • The Check Network Connectivity button will be disabled.
    • The Saved and Fetch button will be disabled.
    • During a discovery cycle, this connection will be ignored and no data will be fetched from its source.
  6. To test the network connectivity to the supplied hostname or the IP address, click Check Network Connectivity.

  7. To save the configuration changes and initiate a data fetch from the configured source, click Save and Fetch.

  8. To save the configuration changes without initiating data fetch, click Save.

For example, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) adapter configuration page:
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Learn more about Adding a New Adapter Connection.

Note:
Some adapters require additional steps to gain the relevant connection details, such as generating API keys or other steps. To understand the required actions for connecting each adapter, open its connection documentation page. For more details, see Adapters List and the Adapter Matrix on the Axonius website.



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