Remote Repositories Overview

Use a remote repository to develop and test content. Push content to tenants using propagation labels in a Cortex XSOAR multi-tenant deployment.
Cortex XSOAR supports the ability to work with separate repositories for a development environment and main account. This enables you to develop and test all of your content in one location, and when it is ready, you push the content to the main account. In your main account, you pull the content as you would all other content updates, and push content to your tenants using selective propagation.
In addition, Cortex XSOAR content updates are only delivered to the development environment. This enables you to determine which updates you want to push to the main account.
Working with remote repositories is git-based. Any service that supports this protocol can be used, for example, GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, etc. In addition, on-premise repositories are also supported.
How it Works
In the main account, the content appears as a content update, just like any other, and you pull the content from the remote repository into your working branch.
To work with remote repositories, you must have two separate Cortex XSOAR environments on two separate machines. The development environment is used to write the following content:
  • Automations
  • Playbooks
  • Integrations
  • Classification
  • Agent tools
  • Incident fields
  • Indicator fields
  • Evidence fields
  • Incident layouts
  • Incident types
  • Pre-processing rules
    If you have more than two pre-processing rules in your Local Changes queue, you must push all of those changes to the remote repository.
  • Indicator types
  • Reports
  • Dashboards
  • Widgets
It is not possible to edit these elements on the main account.
You need to configure the remote repository feature both on your development machine and the main account. After you develop your content, if you want it to be available as part of a content update for the production environment, you must push the changes to the remote repository. If you experience issues, learn how to troubleshoot remote repositories.

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