IBM BigFix
  • 24 Mar 2022
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IBM BigFix

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IBM BigFix provides remote control, patch management, software distribution, operating system deployment, network access protection and hardware and software inventory functionality.

Types of Assets Fetched

This adapter fetches the following types of assets:

  • Devices

Parameters

  1. IBM BigFix Domain (required) - The hostname or IP address of the IBM BigFix server that Axonius can communicate with via the Required Ports.
  2. Port (optional, default: empty) - required port.
  3. User Name and Password (required) - The credentials for a user account that has the Required Permissions to fetch assets.
  4. Verify SSL (required, default: False) - Verify the SSL certificate offered by the value supplied in IBM BigFix Domain. For more details, see SSL Trust & CA Settings.
    • If enabled, the SSL certificate offered by the value supplied in IBM BigFix Domain 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 IBM BigFix Domain will not be verified against the CA database inside of Axonius.
  5. HTTPS Proxy (optional, default: empty) - A proxy to use when connecting to the value supplied in IBM BigFix Domain.
    • If supplied, Axonius will utilize the proxy when connecting to the value supplied in IBM BigFix Domain.
    • If not supplied, Axonius will connect directly to the value supplied in IBM BigFix Domain.
  6. For details on the common adapter connection parameters and buttons, see Adding a New Adapter Connection.

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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. Exclude IPv6 addresses (required, default: False) - Select whether to fetch IPv6 addresses.
    • If enabled, all connections for this adapter will fetch only IPv4 addresses.
    • If disabled, all connections for this adapter will fetch both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
  2. Fetch CVEs - Fetch vulnerabilities for computers.
NOTE

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

Required Ports

Axonius must be able to communicate with the value supplied in IBM BigFix Domain via the following ports:

Required Permissions

The value supplied in User Name must be a BigFix Console operator with permissions to access the BigFix REST API.
To enable REST API access, open the Console operator document, select the Details tab and under the Interface Login Privileges set the Can use REST API as "YES".

For more details, see the IBM BigFix Console Operator’s Guide.


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