Adapters Page
  • 14 Jan 2024
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Article Summary

The Adapters page displays the list of the solutions Axonius integrates with, called adapters.

To open the Adapters page, click the image.png icon on the left navigation panel.

The Adapters page shows all the adapters in the system, the category to which they belong, the assets they fetch and their connection status. You can use categories and asset types to help you decide which additional adapters you can connect, and to easily find adapters relevant for your use case and the asset types you want to investigate.

The adapters are arranged as tiles. The top section of the page shows adapters that have connections configured (out of all available adapters) in alphabetical order, while all the other adapters are shown below.

When you choose an adapter category, Configured Adapters shows the number of adapters configured in that category out of all the adapters available in that category.

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Tile Information

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The following information is shown on each adapter tile

  • Adapter logo - A unique logo that represents the adapter in the Axonius system.

  • Adapter Name - The name of the adapter.

  • Assets Fetched - Adapters can fetch a wide range of assets. Some assets are fetched by default for that adapter, while others must be configured using advanced configuration. Up to four asset types are displayed for each adapter, if there are more, a number shows that there are more asset types. Hover over to see all asset types in a list.

  • Category - Categories to which the adapter belongs. An adapter can belong to more than one category. Up to three categories are displayed for each adapter, if there are more, a number shows that there are more categories. Hover over to see all categories in a list.

  • Number of connections and their status - Each adapter can have more than one connection. The numbers show the number of connections, while the color indicates their status.

    • Green - The number of successfully connected connections for this adapter.
    • Red - The number of configured adapter connections with connection errors.
    • Dark gray - The number of configured connections set as inactive for this adapter.
  • Hover over the tile to see the adapter description.

  • Hover over the right corner of the tile, and from the 3-dot menu select:

    AdapterOptionsTile

Finding Adapters

You can use the search and filters to find adapters you want to connect.
Search Adapters
Type in the Search Adapters field to find adapters, as soon as you start typing, the system presents you with possible matches.

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Search Categories
Click in the Search Categories field to search for one or more category names. All the adapters in those categories are displayed.
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The system also shows you how many adapters in the category you have already configured. Note that Configured adapters relates to the number of adapters in the category you chose and not to the total number of adapters in the system.

Click x next to an adapter category to remove it from the selection or use Clear All to clear all your choices.

Search Asset Types
Click in the Search Asset Type field to search for one or more asset types. All the adapters that fetch that asset type are displayed. Learn more about asset types.

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Click x next to an adapter category to remove it from the selection or use Clear All to clear all your choices.


Changing Views

The adapter list can also be displayed as a table.
Use the tile/table button to toggle the views. The same information is shown on the table as on the tiles.

AdapterviewToggle

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Asset Inventory

Connecting adapters enables Axonius to pull asset information from many sources across the organization. The more adapters you connect, the more comprehensive your asset inventory will be. It is recommended you connect any of the following to Axonius adapters:

To see a full list of supported adapters, visit Adapters List.


Adding a New Adapter Connection

To connect a new adapter, provide the access credentials needed. The details vary by adapter, but include some combination of:

  1. IP Addresses
  2. User Names
  3. Passwords
  4. API keys
  5. Key Files
  6. Any other credentials needed to access the adapters being used

For example, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) adapter configuration dialog:
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You can add a new adapter connection either from the Adapters page or from the Connections page.
Learn more about Adding a New Adapter Connection.

Bulk Set Advanced Settings

Use Bulk Set Advanced Settings to set Adapter Advanced Settings values for all adapters or for adapters without configured connections. You can use this to set new defaults for Adapter Advanced settings on your system.

Note:

To modify the advanced settings for a single adapter, click the relevant adapter and then Advanced Settings.

In Bulk Set Advanced Settings, select the settings you want to set for all adapters, then set the required value in the corresponding input fields.
Then select whether to apply these new values to all adapters or only to adapters without configured connections.
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Adapters Fetch History

The Adapters Fetch History opens the Adapters Fetch History page and displays the fetch results over time for each adapter and for specific adapter connections.

Connections

Click Adapter Connections to open the Connections page. The Connections page displays detailed information about each connection. See Adapter Connections.



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