Send CSV to Amazon S3
  • 20 Sep 2022
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Send CSV to Amazon S3

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Send CSV to Amazon S3 creates a CSV file with the results of the saved query supplied as a trigger (or entities that have been selected in the asset table), and sends it to a specific Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket.

To configure the Send CSV to Amazon S3 action, from the Action Library, click Notify, and then click Send CSV to Amazon S3.

Connection Settings

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  1. IAM Access Key ID and IAM Secret Access Key (optional, default: empty) - Specify the IAM user credentials (Access key id and Secret access key).

    • If supplied, Axonius uses the specified user credentials to perform the Amazon S3 PutObject operation.
    • If not supplied, Axonius uses the EC2 instance (Axonius installed on) attached IAM role instead of using the AWS Access Key ID and AWS Access Key Secret credentials supplied.


      The IAM user must have an attached policy that allows the Amazon S3 PutObject operation, for example:

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    For details about creating an IAM user, see Connecting Amazon Web Services (AWS) Adapter or Creating an IAM User in Your AWS Account in AWS online help.

  2. AWS region (optional, default: us-east-1) - Specify the region name the Amazon S3 located.

    • If supplied, PutObject operation will be done on the supplied Amazon S3 details in the supplied region.
    • If not supplied, PutObject operation will be done on the supplied Amazon S3 details in 'us-east-1'.
  3. HTTPS proxy (optional, default: empty) - A proxy to use when connecting to Amazon S3.

    • If supplied, Axonius will utilize the proxy when connecting to the Amazon S3 bucket.
    • If not supplied, Axonius will connect directly to the Amazon S3 bucket.
  4. Amazon S3 bucket name (required, default: empty) - Specify the Amazon S3 bucket name for which the file will be sent.
    For creating, configuring, and access Amazon S3 buckets, see Configuring an S3 Bucket to use with Axonius.

  5. Amazon S3 object location (key) (optional, default: axonius_csv) - Specify the S3 object key to store a CSV file that contains the entities derived from the saved query supplied as a trigger (or entities that have been selected in the asset table).

    • If supplied, the CSV file path and name will be stored in the specified object key. For example, if reports/axonius is specified, the file path and name will be reports/axonius.csv.
    • If not supplied, the CSV file will be stored as axonius_csv.csv.
  6. Append date and time to file name (required, default: True)

    • If enabled, the date and time (in UTC) of enforcement action execution will be added as a suffix to the generated CSV file name. For example, axonius_csv_2020-01-06-16:48:13.csv.
    • If disabled, the CSV file will be stored based on the specified/default object key.
  7. Override file if exists (required, default: True) - choose to store the generated CSV file even if a CSV file with the same name already exists.

    • If enabled, the generated CSV file will be stored even if a CSV file with the exact name already exists.
    • If disabled, the generated CSV file will be not be stored if a CSV file with the exact name already exists. As a result, the Enforcement action will fail.

Additional CSV Settings

  1. Split by asset entities (required, default: false) - Select to create a CSV file where each asset on a device is shown as a separate row. This separates each asset as the 'expand' option in the application. It separates each asset by its entity. For example, you will be able to know which values were fetched from each adapter connection.
    a. If supplied, each value on a device or user is shown as a separate row.
    b. If not supplied all values on a device are in the same cell on the CSV file.
  2. Split by field values (optional, default empty) - Choose field value - For complex fields and lists you can create a CSV file where the values of complex fields and lists are represented as separate rows in the file. From the drop-down box select the value that you want to display in the file, 'Tags' for instance. Only fields that have been discovered are available. For example, if you export by Installed Software, you will be able to see each installed Software name and its version.
  3. Don't split complex objects into columns (optional, default: false) - When selected, complex objects appear in a single column in JSON format. By default, each field in a complex object is split into a separate column in the CSV file.
  4. Export CSV delimiter to use for multi-value fields (optional, default: Export CSV delimiter to use for multi-value fields field under the System Settings section in the GUI Settings) - Specify a delimiter to separate between values within the same field of an exported CSV file, otherwise the delimiter defined in Export CSV delimiter to use for multi-value fields is used.
  5. Maximum rows (optional, default: 1048500) - Specify the maximum number of rows to be included in the CSV file. When you set a value here the generated CSV file will include the top x rows, based on the specified values. Otherwise, the generated CSV file will include the default maximum rows, set as 1048500.


To learn more about configuring Enforcement Sets, see Configuring Enforcement Sets.


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