Device42 - Create or Update Assets
  • 08 Apr 2024
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Device42 - Create or Update Assets

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Article Summary

Device42 - Create or Update Assets creates or updates assets in Device42 for assets that match the results of the selected saved query, and match the Enforcement Action Conditions, if defined or assets selected on the relevant asset page.

See Creating Enforcement Sets to learn more about adding Enforcement Actions to Enforcement Sets.

General Settings

  • Enforcement Set name (required) - The name of the Enforcement Set. A default value is added by Axonius. You can change the name according to your needs.
  • Add description - Click to add a description of the Enforcement Set. It is recommended to describe what the Enforcement Set does.
  • Run action on assets matching following query (required) - Select an asset category and a query. The Enforcement Action will be run on the assets that match the query parameters.
  • Action name (required) - The name of the Main action. A default value is added by Axonius. You can change the name according to your needs.
  • Configure Dynamic Values - Toggle on to enter a Dynamic Value statement. See Creating Enforcement Action Dynamic Value Statements to learn more about Dynamic Value statement syntax.

  • Use stored credentials from Device42 Adapter - Select this option to use Device42 connected adapter credentials.
    • When you select this option, the Select Adapter Connection drop-down is available, and you can choose which adapter connection to use for this Enforcement Action.
    • When not enabled, see Connection Parameters.

Required Fields

These fields must be configured to run the Enforcement Set.

  • Action Choice - Select the action to perform:
    • Create - Create new assets for assets that do not yet exist in Device42. Do not update any assets that already exist in Device42.
    • Update - Update existing assets and ignore assets that do not exist in Device42.
    • Create and update - create assets that do not exist in Device42 and update existing assets.
  • Compute Node - The Axonius node to use when connecting to the specified host. For more details, see Connecting Additional Axonius Nodes.

Additional Fields

These fields are optional.

  • Exclude connections - From the list, select the adapter connections to ignore. You can select more than one.

  • Map Axonius fields to adapter fields - Use the Field Mapping Wizard to map Axonius fields to fields in external systems. In this way you can transfer data found in Axonius into the external system as part of the configuration of relevant enforcement actions. The wizard shows you which fields exist on the Axonius system, allowing you to map them easily.

    Note:
  • Gateway Name - For Axonius-hosted (SaaS) deployments. Select the gateway through which to connect to perform the action.

Connection Parameters

When Use stored credentials from the Device42 adapter is toggled Off, these fields are required:

  • Host Name or IP Address - The host name or IP address of the Device42 server.
  • User Name and Password - The credentials for a user account that has the Required Permissions to create and update assets.
  • Verify SSL - Select whether to verify the SSL certificate of the server against the CA database inside of Axonius. For more details, see SSL Trust & CA Settings.

  • HTTPS Proxy - Connect the adapter to a proxy instead of directly connecting it to the domain.

  • HTTPS Proxy User Name - The user name to use when connecting to the server using the  HTTPS Proxy.

  • HTTPS Proxy Password - The password to use when connecting to the server using the  HTTPS Proxy.

Required Permissions

The values supplied in Connection Settings above or the adapter configuration must have Device42 permissions to create and update assets.


For more details about other Enforcement Actions available, see Action Library.


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