Indicator Expiration

Cortex XSOAR indicators have an active or expired status which can be set to expire after a period of time or never to expire. Set default expiration method.
Indicators can have the Expiration Status field set to Active or Expired, which is determined by the
Expiration
field. When indicators expire, they still exist in Cortex XSOAR, meaning they are still displayed and you can still search for them. A job that runs every hour checks for newly expired indicators and updates the
Expiration Status
field.
When indicators expire, the expirationStatus and expiration fields are updated. You can use an indicator field trigger script to take actions based on indicator expiration.
You can set the default expiration method for indicators either to never expire, or to expire after a specific period of time. The default expiration method is set by the indicator type. For more information see Indicator Type Profile.
This is the hierarchy by which indicators are expired.
Method
Description
Manual
A user manually expires the indicator or set it to never expire. This method overrides all other methods.
Automation script
Use the
expireIndicators
command to change the expiration status to
Expired
for one or more indicators. This script accepts a comma-separated list of indicator values, and supports multiple indicator types. For example, an IP address, domain, and file hash:
!expireIndicators value=1.1.1.1,safeurl.com,45356A9DB614ED7161A3B9192E2F318D0AB5AD10
(Same in the indicator expiration hierarchy as manual.)
Use the
!setIndicators
command to reset the indicators expiration value. The value can also be set to
Never
, so that the indicators never expire. For example,
!setIndicators indicatorsValues=watson.com expiration=Never
Feed integration
The expiration method configured for an integration instance, which overrides the method defined for the indicator type.
Indicator type
The expiration method (interval or never) defined according to indicator type, which applies to all indicators of this type. This is the default expiration method for an indicator.

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