Tanium Asset
  • 23 Oct 2022
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Tanium Asset

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The Tanium Asset adapter provides an inventory of hardware and software assets including servers, laptops, and desktops for thorough insight

Parameters

  1. Hostname or IP Address (required) - The Hostname or IP address of the Tanium server that Axonius can communicate with via the Required Ports. This adapter supports both on-premise and Tanium Cloud instances. When connecting to a Tanium Cloud instance, "-api" must be added to the end of the subdomain of your Tanium Cloud instance. For example: "domain.cloud.tanium.com" should be entered as "domain-api.cloud.tanium.com".
  2. User Name or API Token ID (required) - The credentials for a user account that has the Required Permissions to fetch assets. If an API token is being used for authentication, this must be the ID of the API token. The Token ID column in Tanium may be hidden.
  3. Password or API Token (required) - The credentials for a user account that has the Required Permissions to fetch assets. If an API token is being used for authentication, this must be the API token string.
More information on API Tokens
  • When connecting to a Tanium Cloud instance, an API token must be used.
  • When creating an API token in Tanium, the default value for "Expire in Days" is 7. It is recommended to set this value to the maximum allowed value of 365.
  • There is support in Axonius for auto-rotation of API Tokens - please contact support@axonius.com in order to enable this feature for your instance.
  • For more information, see Managing API Tokens.
  1. Verify SSL - Select to verify the SSL certificate offered by the value supplied in Hostname or IP Address. For more details, see SSL Trust & CA Settings.

  2. HTTPS Proxy (optional) - A proxy to use when connecting to the value supplied in Hostname or IP Address.

  3. For details on the common adapter connection parameters and buttons, see Adding a New Adapter Connection.

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Advanced Settings

Note:

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.

The Tanium Asset adapter has advanced settings which control the logic for fetching assets.

  1. Number of assets to fetch per page (required, default: 200) - Control the number of assets that are fetched per page.
  2. Number of seconds to wait in between each page fetch (required, default: 1) - Control the number of seconds to wait in between each page.
  3. Devices to exclude by host name (optional) - A comma-separated list of device host names to exclude.
  4. Devices to exclude by model (optional) - A comma-separated list of device models to exclude.
  5. Devices to exclude by domain (optional) - A comma-separated list of device domain names to exclude.
  6. Populate Dynamic Attributes (optional) - Dynamically create fields in Axonius for all attributes returned by Tanium Asset.
    • If enabled, adapter specific fields will be dynamically created in Axonius for all attributes returned for each asset with the appropriately mapped type as defined in Tanium.
    • If disabled, adapter specific fields will not be dynamically created in Axonius.
Note:

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


Required Ports

Axonius must be able to communicate with the value supplied in Hostname or IP Address via the following ports:

  • TCP port 443: REST API

Required Permissions

Required Module Permissions

A Module Role named Asset Report Reader exists that provides these Module Permissions:

  • Asset Report Read

Assigning Required Permissions

These are the steps to assign the Required Permissions to the value supplied in User Name:

  1. Log in to the value supplied in Hostname or IP Address with an account that has the permissions necessary to edit users.
  2. In the navigation menu:
    1. Go to the Administration > Users page.
  3. In the Users Page:
    1. Select the value supplied in User Name from the list of users.
    2. Click View User.
  4. In the User Administration page in the Roles and Effective Permissions section:
    1. Click Edit Roles.
  5. In the Assign Roles page in the Role Management > Grant Roles section:
    1. Click Edit.
  6. In the Edit Grant Roles dialog window:
    1. Select the role named Asset Report Reader.
    2. Click Save.
  7. In the Assign Roles page:
    1. Click Show Preview to Continue.
    2. Click Save.
  8. In the Notice dialog window:
    1. Click Continue.
  9. The User Administration page should look like this:
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  10. Perform the steps in Verifying Permissions.

Verifying Permissions

  1. Log in to the value supplied in Hostname or IP Address with the values supplied in User Name and Password.
  2. In the navigation menu:
    1. Go to the Asset page.
  3. In the Asset menu of the Asset page:
    1. Go to the Reports page.
  4. In the Asset Reports page:
    1. Click the All Assets report

Version Matrix

This adapter has only been tested with the versions marked as supported, but may work with other versions. Please contact Axonius Support if you have a version that is not listed and it is not functioning as expected.

Version Supported Notes
Tanium versions prior to 7.3.314.3424 No This adapter utilizes the REST API, which was added in Tanium 7.3.314.3424
Tanium 7.3.314.3424 Yes
Tanium 7.3.314.3668 Yes
Tanium 7.3.314.4147 Yes
Tanium 7.3.314.4250 Yes
Tanium Cloud Yes

Asset Module Versions

Modules within Tanium have their own version, which is separate from the platform version.

Version Supported Notes
Asset Module 1.6.5.0002 Yes
Asset Module 1.8.0.0078 Yes
Asset Module 1.9.1.0007 Yes

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