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Content Dependencies and Propagation

Understand how content that is dependent on other content is propagated to tenants.
To ensure the proper execution of content and overall system stability, content dependencies are propagated to tenants together with parent content, irrespective of their propagation labels. Such dependencies will appear during the Sync process even if their propagation labels don’t match that of the tenant, as long as the labels of the parent content do match the tenant’s.
There are multiple layers of dependency relationships in Cortex XSOAR. For example, a classifier might depend on incidents/indicators, which in turn might depend on layouts, which in turn might depend on fields, which in turn might depend on scripts, and so on.
Content dependencies are calculated recursively, so that if, for example, Playbook A uses Playbook B (dependency), which in turn uses Automations C and D (dependencies), all of the dependencies (Playbook B and Automations C and D) will be propagated along with Playbook A.
For a basic example of how content dependencies are propagated, consider the following “Playbook With Dependencies” sample playbook that contains two automations:
  • AddDbotScoreToContext_copy
  • AddEvidence_copy
The automations are dependencies of the playbook, which needs them to execute properly. You can view playbook dependencies under the Propagation Labels field in Playbook Settings.
For other content items, you can view dependencies in the same location in the relevant settings area.
The playbook itself has a propagation label of
test2
, which matches the propagation label of the sample “Dependencies” account that it belongs to.
However, the automations contained within the playbook have a propagation label of
test1
, which differs from that of the playbook.
Even though the propagation labels of the automations do not match that of the account, they will still be propagated to tenants during the Sync process.
As of version 6.0, if there is no relevant propagation tag on your content, for example, a script or playbook, but it is a dependency of a package that you do propagate to a tenant, the unlabeled content is still synced to the tenant.

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